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Batting for bats: their vital role in forestry
18 July, 2018
Batting for bats: their vital role in forestry
The paperbark trees remember the rain of months ago. Now, in the chill of mid-winter, their creamy flowers are in spectacular abundance. The number of nectar-eating flying foxes at the Byron Bay camp suddenly increase. How do they all know this blossom fest is on? read more
Repositioning forests in rural economic development
17 July, 2018
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Every time we pick out a new end table or order a burger, there could be an impact on forests. Rising incomes and ensuing changes of lifestyle and consumer demands, particularly in the world's skyrocketing Asian markets, don't come without taxes on the environment. read more
Forests: The greenest pastures?
11 July, 2018
Forests: The greenest pastures?
Ethiopia - How can you keep farms productive for generations while reducing the impact on the environment? In sub-Saharan Africa, the answer might be forests - and cow poo. Agricultural intensification - producing more food on less land. read more
Forests and trees are key for a sustainable future
11 July, 2018
 Forests and trees are key for a sustainable future
ROME - Time is running out for the world's forests, whose total area is shrinking by the day, warns a new FAO report urging governments to foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit both trees and those who rely on them. read more
History teaches us that careful thought must go into planting trees
6 July, 2018
History teaches us that careful thought must go into planting trees
The idea that forests increase rainfall is an old idea that has inspired scientists and the public for centuries. Over 500 years ago, Christopher Columbus came to believe that the American tropics had heavy, continuous afternoon rain because of its dense vegetation. read more
How increasingly severe El Ninos are threatening tropical forests around the world
30 June, 2018
How increasingly severe El Ninos are threatening tropical forests around the world
In the summer of 2014, governments across tropical Asia readied for a looming weather and political emergency-potential droughts, crop failures, and food shortages that could stress developing world nations and challenge their ability to respond. read more
DRC adopts a strategy that will bolster community forestry, conservation group says
29 June, 2018
DRC adopts a strategy that will bolster community forestry, conservation group says
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has put a new community forest strategy in place, a move that proponents say could help provide Congolese with the chance to have a say in the management of the country's forests. read more
FAO and UNHCR launch new tool to save forests in displacement-affected areas
22 June, 2018
FAO and UNHCR launch new tool to save forests in displacement-affected areas
The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched today a new handbook to help restore forests in displacement-affected areas, where heavy reliance on woodfuel puts forests and woodlands in jeopardy. read more
Jaguars Thrive in Lightly Logged Forests
20 June, 2018
Jaguars Thrive in Lightly Logged Forests
Jaguars, the largest big cat in the Americas, need a lot of space. One male can roam a territory spanning 100 square kilometers in search of mates and prey. But as ranching, crop farming and other forms of development encroach on tropical forests, these fearsome predators are losing ground. read more
Borer beetle could spell ecological disaster on the South Coast
19 June, 2018
Borer beetle could spell ecological disaster on the South Coast
Look out for 'sugar vulcanoes' that could indicate an infestation of the borer beetle. SOUTH Africa could be on the brink of an ecological disaster in the form of a foreign borer beetle that is killing our trees, according to the South Coast Conservancies Forum. read more

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