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Meet the Experts: Q&A with Frances Seymour

  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
Frances Seymour
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation

By the Numbers: Indigenous and Community Land Rights

  • Climate Resilience
  • International Climate Action
  • deforestation
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Aerial view of Amazon rainforest near Manau
  • Climate Resilience
  • International Climate Action
  • deforestation
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

Brazil’s Proposed Environmental Laws Would Weaken Indigenous Rights, Forfeit Billions in Economic Benefits

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Yudja man in Amazon forest
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
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Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Are the World’s Secret Weapon in Curbing Climate Change

  • COP22
  • Paris Agreement
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Brazilian state of Acre
  • COP22
  • Paris Agreement
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

Protecting Indigenous Land Rights Makes Good Economic Sense

  • deforestation
  • Economics
  • Climate
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
River in Colombia
  • deforestation
  • Economics
  • Climate
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Invest in Indigenous Lands?

  • Climate
  • deforestation
  • natural infrastructure
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • Climate
  • deforestation
  • natural infrastructure
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Technical Perspectives
  • Forests
  • deforestation
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Restoring Africa’s Degraded Lands by Improving Farmers’ Rights

  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Restoration at work on Ethiopia’s steep slopes
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

Peru’s Illegal “Ghost Trees”: What U.S. Buyers Need to Know

  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • illegal logging
While not a new problem, the scale and pervasiveness of timber laundering in Peru is astounding.  Photo by CIFOR/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • illegal logging

Increasing Forest Transparency through the Open Government Partnership

  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • mapping
  • sustainable development goals
Open government often translates to good forest governance. Photo by Nanang Sujana/Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • mapping
  • sustainable development goals

Meet the Yudja, Brazil's Forest Guardians

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights
The Yudja rely on their community forest for food, shelter and livelihoods. Photo by André D’elia
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights

$13 Million Fine For Lumber Liquidators Shows U.S. Lacey Act‘s Clout

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • illegal logging
Photo by Mathias Appel/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • illegal logging

3 Ways to Strengthen Customary Land Rights in Indonesia

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • land rights
  • commodities
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Thirty percent of Indonesia’s territories have been handed over to private companies as concessions, with many of them overlapping with indigenous lands. Photo by Rainforest Action Network/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • land rights
  • commodities
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

4 Cutting-Edge Technologies to Catch Illegal Loggers

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Business
  • illegal logging
Logging in Sarawak, Malaysia. Photo by Ben Beiske/Flickr
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Business
  • illegal logging

Q&A with Cécile Ndjebet: Empowering Women Is Key to Better Forest Management in Cameroon

  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Gender
  • land rights
Women in Cameroon prepare to plant saplings. Photo by Cameroon Ecology.
  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Gender
  • land rights
Insights

COP20 Lays the Groundwork for Paris Climate Pact: 7 Key Developments

  • Finance
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP20
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Participants at December 2014 international climate conference in Lima
  • Finance
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP20
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC

Nicaragua’s Indigenous Peoples Protect their Forests Even Without Government Support

  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • land rights
Nicaragua's government recognizes 49 percent of the country's forests as community forests--but it wasn't always this way. Photo credit: Lon&Queta, Flickr
  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • land rights

The New York Declaration on Forests: What’s in it for Africa?

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Gender
Restoration could boost food and water security, improve livelihoods, and curb climate change in some of the most vulnerable regions on Earth. Photo credit: teachandlearn, Flickr
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Gender
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset