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04Jul

How Does Biodiversity Affect Forest Stability?

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Engaging in applied research is one of the pillars of our organization. Recently, two students from KU Leuven (one of our science partners) completed their MSc programmes, having carried out their research at WeForest´s Desa’a Forest project in Ethiopia.

04Jul

Measuring the Growth of African Juniper Trees

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Engaging in applied research is one of the pillars of our organization. Recently, two students from the Belgian university KU Leuven (one of our science partners) completed their MSc programmes. They carried out their thesis research at WeForest´s Desa’a Forest project in Ethiopia.

13Jun

Towering above restoration

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The relationship between forests, water and climate is complicated. To understand how forest restoration impacts water and climate processes, WeForest is participating in a new flux tower experiment, led by ESALQ - University of São Paulo and The French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD). The tower is being built in the middle of a 30 hectare experimental restoration forest in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, São Paulo state.

24Sep

Closely woven: water & carbon cycles

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Written by Rachel Cohen and Marie-Noëlle Keijzer.

21Sep

Setting the Standard for Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR)

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Governments need quality standards to know whether we are achieving FLR or not. We don’t want FLR to be fake news” explained Rafael Chaves of the Secretariat for the Environment of the State of Sâo Paulo, Brazil recently at a special event organised by WeForest and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) with the support of PARTNERS in Nairobi, Kenya during 31st August - 1st Sept 2018.

30Aug

Restoring Forests and Landscapes: the key to a sustainable future

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Land degradation already negatively impacts the lives of 3.2 billion people across the globe. Halting and reversing this degradation through Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) is now an international priority to address climate change, biodiversity loss, food and water security and improvement of human well-being.

20Aug

Interconnecting Forests, Water and People

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The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) has published a new global scientific assessment highlighting the need for an integrated approach to managing forest and water resources in order to achieve the environmental, social and economic targets set out under the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

14Jun

Land has true value. Invest in it.

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A third of all land on Earth is severely degraded making it difficult to produce food and collect clean water.
How will we live when it’s all gone?
The UN World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought reminds us on June 17 that “Land has true value. Invest in it.”

07Jun

WeForest Makes a PACT

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In April 2018 WeForest joined the “Pact for the Restoration of the Atlantic Forest” or PACT.

16Mar

Youth shake the Coconut tree

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Youth shake the Coconut tree during the Halting Deforestation Conference in Rome 19 – 22 Feb 2018. Over 50 enthusiastic youth from around the world gathered in Rome to join their voices to those of experts who assembled to forge a way forward in halting global deforestation. Like the theme (Working across sectors to Halt deforestation and Increase Forest Area) suggested, various experts with different academic and professional backgrounds shared their thoughts on how to move forward with more Forest area and reduced deforestation.

09Nov

Event at COP23: innovative and diverse financing for forest conservation & restoration at landscape scale

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As the global community prepares to implement ambitious forest landscape restoration plans, it is vital to pay attention to the quality of FLR outcomes and practices. To address this issue, an international group of experts formed the Forest Landscape Restoration Taskforce (FLoRES) and is proposing the development of a Standard for FLR.