WRI and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, and Tourism (MECNT) are pleased to announce the release of the interactive map viewer for the Forest Atlas of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A New Model for Local Land Protection
This issue brief provides an overview of how public land, including forestland, can be “put to work” to earn revenue from one or more ecosystem service market opportunities. Working forest revenue sources include sustainable timber production, recreation and hunting fees, and – to the extent...
A new issue brief shows how public forestland can be “put to work” to increase revenue in the southern United States.
When it comes to providing clean water, investments in forest conservation can save money.
Exploring Payments for Watershed Services in the U.S. South
The issue brief provides an overview of how businesses and water utilities in the United States and Latin America are pursuing upstream forest conservation as a cost-effective means of ensuring clean water supplies. It also suggests how many of these approaches could be applicable in the...
In the Southern United States, the watersheds with the greatest ability to produce clean water and with the most consumers tend to be the forested watersheds of the east (top).
Many payments for watershed services share a common trait: they are investments in “green infrastructure” instead of “gray infrastructure.” In other words, they are investments in forests i
The government and people of the Democratic Republic of Congo can now track and monitor forests and logging concessions in the world's second largest rain forest.
It's time to raise awareness of the variety of incentives that can help forest owners in the southern U.S. keep their land.
Incentives for the U.S. South
This issue brief provides an overview of incentives, markets, and practices that can promote conservation and sustainable management in the forests of the southern United States.