A few extra trees in a forest won’t have much impact, but planting trees on a farm in the sub-Saharan drylands can make a difference between life and death when drought sets in. Lars Laestadius explains.
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.
Identifies relatively undisturbed forest blocks in Central Africa, providing maps that show their size, condition and current levels of protection -- offering the first comprehensive picture of where logging concessions are located throughout the region.
Building Support for New Development Policies
Examines current issues surrounding dryland management policies and the livelihoods of people who live in dryland areas.
This joint USAID/WRI Information Working Group for Africa report on three West African countries concludes that benefits can be gained from the use of modern information technologies in environmental planning and in managing natural resources.
Warns that the world's grasslands have declined in their extent and condition, as well as their ability to support human, plant, and animal life....
Lessons on natural resources monitoring from 13 NGOs
A handbook on organizing and implementing effective natural resources monitoring programs based on the experiences of and lessons learned by thirteen NGOs.
The G8 and Subsidies That Harm Forests and Economies
Identifies Group of Eight (G8) subsidies to forest products industries that undermine forest protection and accelerate forest loss and highlights actions these countries should take to conserve and manage forests for future generations.
An Assessment in the Year 2000
Explores the scale and magnitude of timber, energy, and mineral resources development within Canada's northern frontier, home to over a third of the world's boreal forest and a tenth of total global forest cover....