Forests

Large-Scale Land Acquisition
Large-scale land investments is not a new phenomenon in Africa, but the speed and scale to which it is occurring today makes it one of the most pressing issues on the continent. These land inves ...
Published to 'Projects & Activities' 20 Sep 2013
Environmental Crime
Organised, environmental crime constitute crime that is linked to illegal logging, fisheries, mining, illegal disposal of and sale in toxic waste, and poaching and trade in endangered species of ...
Published to 'Projects & Activities' 20 Sep 2013
Green Carbon, Black Trade: Illegal Logging, Tax Fraud and Laundering in the Worlds Tropical Forests
Environmental crime and the illegal grabbing of natural resources is becoming an evermore sophisticated activity requiring national authorities and law enforcement agenciesto develop responses c ...
Published to 'Green Carbon, Black Trade' 27 Sep 2012
Orangutans and the Economics of Sustainable Forest Management in Sumatra
Deforestation is responsible for approximately 17% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and is therefore a major contributor to climate change, but also to the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem ...
Published to 'Orangutans and sustainable forest management' 28 Sep 2011
Dead planet, living planet: Biodiversity and ecosystem restoration for sustainable development
Biodiversity and ecosystems deliver crucial services to humankind – from food security to keeping our waters clean, buffering against extreme weather, providing medicines to recreation and addin ...
Published to 'Dead Planet, Living Planet' 03 Jun 2010
The Last Stand of the Gorilla - Environmental Crime and Conflict in the Congo Basin
Gorillas, the largest of the great apes, are under renewed threat across the Congo Basin from Nigeria to the Albertine Rift: poaching for bushmeat, loss of habitat due to agricultural expansion, ...
Published to 'Last Stand of the Gorilla' 24 Mar 2010
The Natural Fix? The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Mitigation
A rapid response assessment report released by UNEP to mark World Environment Day 2009 indicates thatboosting investments in conservation, restoration and management of natural ecosystems will n ...
Published to 'The Natural Fix' 05 Jun 2009
Vital Forest Graphics
A publication of theUN Environment Programme, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the UN Forum on Forests that serves as an advocacy tool to promote conservation and sustainable managem ...
Published to 'Vital Forest Graphics' 05 Jun 2009
The Last Stand of the Orangutan
State of Emergency: Illegal Logging, Fire and Palm Oil in Indonesia's National Parks The survival of orangutans and other rain forest wildlife in Indonesia is seriously endangered by illegal lo ...
Published to 'Complete collection' 17 Oct 2007