There is economic potential in African forests but it is threatened by an increasing demand for forest products, and by encroachment from other sectors.

On the occasion of the XIV World Forestry Congress, this publication from the FAO Subregional Office for Southern Africa supports countries in the region to present the best practices, challenges and opportunities in the forestry sector of Southern Africa.

SHIMLA: Keeping in view the multiple uses of bamboo and its products, Himachal Pradesh's forest department will soon launch a bamboo-based livelihood project, it was announced on Thursday.

This report explores the role of forests in a green economy transformation in Africa. Its aim is to present policymakers with a strong rationale for linking forests and REDD+ planning with green economy planning and investments.

Efforts to address illegal logging and reduce the trade in illegal timber have borne fruit and prompted some positive reforms in producer countries. However, changes in the sector mean overall trade has not fallen in the last decade.

Further degradation of Indonesia's forests could impact the national economy and the lives of millions, according to a new UN study titled "Forest Ecosystem Valuation Study: Indonesia".

As Cambodia’s tree cover recedes due to legal and illegal logging, people who live off the forests gathered in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to brainstorm ways to improve the fledgling green economy and in

Protected area governance has witnessed a shift from a strict-nature conservation model towards a seemingly more participatory approach in Nepal. Despite some progress, top-down and non-deliberative processes characterise policy making in protected area. However, many civil society actors have increasingly challenged the government to provide space for local people in decision making so that their rights to natural resources are considered.

Forest attracts rainfall but the Khaer trees in Paton block of rain-shadow Palamau district attracted smugglers, turning the costly Khaer forest that produced delicious katha for paan (beetle) love

New Delhi, March 23: A consortium of industry and government experts has launched an agency to grant domestic certification of forests that will help forest products from India bound for export mar

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