This publication is a transcript of Jonathan Lash's annual Environmental Stories to Watch address, which he gave on December 17th, 2008 at the Newseum. For the past six years, WRI has invited members of the press to join in a conversation about what we think will be the environmental...
Spanning 90 million hectares, the forests of Indonesia constitute 10 percent of the world’s remaining tropical forests and provide
Ecosystems provide a wealth of services to human populations, among them, disease regulation. But narrowly-focused development projects can threaten these ecosystems and put entire populations at risk.
This map shows logging concessions and protected areas in the Republic of Congo in 2008. It distinguishes between active and non active logging concessions, and includes roads and other land cover types.
Tree Cover Loss in the Humid Tropics
This is the first in a series of WRI posters on tree cover change across the globe focuses on tropical hot spots in Brazil, Cambodia, Central Africa, and Indonesia.
Outlines some of the issues and ongoing initiatives associated with the stepwise approach to sustainable forest management in Central Africa.
Please see our Congo Basin Forest Atlases page for the latest versions of our Congo Basin Atlases, along with links to online interactive maps, desktop mapping applications, GIS data,...
The analysis compiles a comprehensive set of geospatial indicators of human activities that lead to forest degradation and conversion. Illustrated by numerous maps, the results provide valuable insights for land-use planning and zoning.
The Case of Cameroon’s Forests in the Congo Basin
This article explores and profiles the local-level outcomes of Cameroon's decentralization of forest management....
Constitutional Reform and Environmental Legislative Representation in Uganda - A Case Study of Butamira Forest Reserve in Uganda
This is a case study of Butamira Forest Reserve in Uganda in which a Member of Parliament became the torch bearer of the poor tree farmers as they were faced with hostility from government officials and a manipulative private company