Six years after Indonesia passed a forest moratorium aimed at slowing unsustainable agricultural expansion into primary forests and peatlands, tree cover loss remains high, according to the latest satellite data from the University of Maryland and Google, available now on Global Forest Watch.
Restored landscapes deliver both income and capital gains.
Thanks to high-resolution satellite images, researchers discovered the equivalent of another Amazon rainforest in the world's deserts and drylands.
Rodrigue Katembo remporté le Goldman Environmental Award pour sa défense du Parc National des Virunga.
Ranger Rodrigue Katembo risked his life to protect wildlife from oil developers in Virunga National Park—even wearing a hidden camera and pretending to accept bribes. He recently shared his incredible story with WRI.
This Infrastructure Week, it's time to look beyond building new pipes and pumps. Growing, restoring and preserving America's "natural infrastructure" like forests can help secure clean water supplies.
A new free trade agreement lacks common-sense protections for forests that help power Asian economies.
Scientific advances in wood identification are improving chances of catching illegal loggers endangering the world’s most threatened rainforests.
Agriculture and forestry offer great opportunities to help create the lower-carbon economy envisioned in the Paris Agreement, but these two sectors were largely overlooked in a new decarbonization roadmap published in the journal Science. That needs to change to reap the benefits of forest and landscape restoration.
A critical way to protect forests is to determine how well companies are complying with concessions agreements that allow them to work on forested government land. Finding this out can be a challenge. A new WRI study shows Freedom of Information laws can help.