A summary of key elements, and unanswered questions, in Indonesia's recent moratorium on new forest permits.
New research shows that Africa offers some of the greatest opportunities globally for restoring forests.
Nearly 450 million hectares of degraded forest landscapes — an area the size of the European Union — offer opportunities for restoration in Africa, more than in any other continent
Source: DuMoulin, Andrew. 2011. Winning Open Space Ballot Measures. The Trust for Public Land LandVote® Database. The Trust for Public Land.
A new WRI report explores what makes public ballot measures successful and how they can help conserve forests in the U.S. South.
From 1988 through 2010, 354 measures were proposed across the 13 states of the U.S. South.
The Potential of Public Ballot Measures
This issue brief explores the potential of conservation-related ballot measures as a tool to protect forests. It defines conservation-related ballot measures, summarizes their nationwide track record, assesses their application in the Southern United States, and makes recommendations to...
WRI experts answer questions on forest certification and the Lacey Act.
This piece originally appeared in the Washington Post Environmental Leadership supplement on April 20, 2011, and is reposted with permission.
A highly anticipated two-year moratorium on new forest conversion permits could bring fundamental improvements to forest and land management in Indonesia.