Primary or old-growth rainforests store more carbon than other kinds of forests and provide homes for jaguars, orangutans, gorillas and other important species. So the fact that the world lost 3.6 million hectares of these forests in 2018 is a huge problem.
On the edges of Tambopata National Reserve, one project shows how agroforestry can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost local economies.
The objective of this work is to spatially differentiate plantation forests and tree crops from natural and seminatural forests on a global scale. By identifying and eliminating these areas from global tree cover data, “natural forest” areas can be more readily isolated, leading to more...
Satellite data shows that several U.S. states saw some of their most devastating fires in recent history in 2018.
Indonesia is one of few tropical nations actually decreasing deforestation. As a result, the country will earn its first payment as part of the UN's REDD+, a program where developed nations pay developing ones to reduce emissions by protecting forests.
From sustainable fashion to "micromobility," seven stories playing out in 2019 will influence the future of environment and international development.
Bamboo isn't native to Malawi, but it could help the country adapt to mosquito outbreaks and other climate change impacts.
How can we feed the world without destroying it? On a press call November 29, experts will preview the findings of a new WRI report on the future of food and agriculture.
Papua and West Papua provinces contain some of the world's most biodiverse forests. Recent reforms have pulled forests back from peak tree cover loss in 2015. Here's how they can keep up the conservation while developing sustainably.
If tropical deforestation were a country, it would rank third in global emissions behind China and the United States. Tree cover loss is on the rise, but channeling climate mitigation finance towards forests could change the course of the world's climate.