We have a real conundrum: while it may be difficult and risky to work with nature—the recent fires, droughts and floods serve as a reminder of the challenges we face—protecting and restoring forests is our best chance to win the race against climate change and at the same time put a halt on catastrophic biodiversity loss.
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Our restoration sites in Senegal had some very special visitors in August!
At higher levels of Earth’s atmosphere, ozone performs a protective role against harmful UV radiation from the sun. But did you know that increased concentrations of ozone at lower levels of the atmosphere act as a pollutant, posing a threat to human and animal health and plant growth, and contributing to climate change?
The Global Restoration Observatory (GRO) have been busy lately.
What happens when a forest suffers so much deforestation or degradation – or suffers so many extreme climate events – that it is no longer a forest?
We’re not going to tell you what the IPCC’s 2021 Climate Report says.
An article in Science confirms that farmer-managed natural regeneration is crucial to the success of Africa’s Great Green Wall, which aims to transform the lives of some 100 million people by planting trees, shrubs and grasses over 8000 kilometers by 2030.
The organisers of this week’s Reforestation for Biodiversity, Carbon Capture and Livelihoods conference, RBG Kew, have outlined the ten ‘golden rules’ for tree planting which must be a top priority for all nations this decade. WeForest wholeheartedly agrees – so much so that we’re expanding on the list here, with some of our own experience.
The first flux tower ever to be built over a restoration forest is now 3.5m tall, and has a complete lightning rod system and meteorological station installed so far.
How will we know if our forest restoration efforts have been successful? The World Resources Institute suggests that a robust global atlas to track progress in tree restoration is needed.