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Tar Sands Threaten World’s Largest Boreal Forest

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • mapping
  • natural resources
  • fossil fuels
Canada’s boreal forests feature mountain ranges; forested plains, bogs, and peatlands; coniferous and mixed forests; and millions of waterways. Photo credit: Ken Owen, Flickr
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • mapping
  • natural resources
  • fossil fuels
Insights
  • Forests
  • fires
  • commodities
Insights

3 Myths and Facts about Forest and Landscape Restoration

  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • mapping
In Rwanda, 85 percent of the population makes a living from subsistence farming of degraded, formerly forested lands. Photo Credit: Gates Foundation/Flickr
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • mapping
Insights
Putting out fires in Riau, March 2014. Photo by Julius Lawalata / WRI.
  • fires
  • Forests
  • commodities
Insights

New Palm Oil Production Maps Mark a Milestone in Transparency

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • mapping
  • commodities
Most palm oil comes from Indonesia and Malaysia. Photo credit: Achmad Rabin Taim, Wikimedia Commons
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • mapping
  • commodities
News

RELEASE: First Detailed Public Maps of RSPO Certified Palm Oil Concessions Released

  • deforestation
  • commodities
  • low carbon development
  • deforestation
  • commodities
  • low carbon development
Data

Atlas of Forest and Landscape Restoration Opportunities [Archived]

  • restoration
  • mapping
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration
  • restoration
  • mapping
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration
Insights

7 Unexpected Places for Forest Landscape Restoration

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • mapping
A farmer in Lushoto, Tanzania prepares seedlings for transplanting. Photo credit: P. Kimeli (CIFOR)
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • mapping
Insights

Restoration: It’s About More than Just the Trees

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • food security
Agroforestry in Indonesia's Lubuk Beringin village. Photo credit: Tri Saputro, Flickr
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • food security
Insights

Three Reasons Investors Are Beginning to Take Sustainability Seriously

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Business
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • commodities
Palm oil plantation workers in Sumatra, Indonesia. Wilmar, a leading Asian agribusiness group, which trades more than 45 percent of the global palm oil supply, is committed to a deforestation-free supply chain. Photo Credit: CIFOR/Flickr
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Business
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • commodities
Insights

3 Tales of Hope for a Low-Carbon Future

  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • low carbon development
  • commodities
At last week's "Ascent" meeting in Abu Dhabi, clubs of countries and companies committed to double the share of renewable energy and the pace of energy efficiency gains. Photo credit: CoCreatr, Flickr
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • low carbon development
  • commodities
Insights

4 Ways GIS Mapping Can Empower Forest Communities in Indonesia

  • Equity & Governance
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • fires
Our trainings in Indonesia revealed four clear benefits of GIS mapping. Photo Credit: WRI
  • Equity & Governance
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • fires

Cultivating Accountability in REDD+

  • Equity & Governance
  • restoration
  • Forests
  • deforestation
While the struggle to protect the Tripa peat forest will likely continue, the story illustrates a positive message for Indonesia’s forests. Photo credit: CIFOR/Flickr
  • Equity & Governance
  • restoration
  • Forests
  • deforestation
Insights

4 Actions Companies Can Take to Source Legal Wood

  • forest products
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • corporate sustainability
  • Business
Some countries have harvest or export bans on certain species or certain forms of harvested timber. It is important for companies to consider which timber species they are using and where they are purchasing from. Photo credit: Tim Gage, Flickr 2007
  • forest products
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • corporate sustainability
  • Business
Insights
Photo credit: CIFOR, Flickr 2011
  • fires
  • Forests
  • commodities

FORMA: A Near-Real Time Alert System for Tropical Forest Loss

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation
The FORMA team, which started at the Center for Global Development and moved to the Data Lab at the World Resources Institute, was inspired by the DETER and SAD forest monitoring systems covering the Brazilian Amazon. Photo Credit: CIFOR, Flickr 2011
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation