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Intact forests are critically important, say scientists

A new study discusses how intact forests are critically important for mitigating climate change, maintaining water supplies, safeguarding biodiversity and even protecting human health.

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What is the evidence for the contribution of forests to poverty alleviation? A systematic map protocol

Forests provide an essential resource that support the livelihoods of an estimated 20% of the global population. Forests are thought to serve in three primary roles to support livelihoods: subsistence, safety nets, and pathways to prosperity. While we have a working understanding of how poor people depend on forests in individual sites and countries, much of this evidence is dispersed and not easily accessible.

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When residents take charge of their rainforests, fewer trees die

When the government gives citizens a personal stake in forested land, trees don't disappear as quickly and environmental harm slows down...Research from The Ohio State University shows that community involvement in preserving forested land can be successful.

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Fiji - Villagers educated on importance of forests

In partnership with Ahura Resorts, the Mamanuca Environment Society is educating the people of Malolo on the importance of biological diversity and the ecological services and goods the forest provides.

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Samoa - Communities committed to forest eco-system conservation on Savaii, Samoa

Eight communities on the island of Savai’i in Samoa have decided to continue forest conservation and have agreed to five year management plans (2017-2022) for three Community Conservation Areas. The areas cover and protect a total area of 14700 ha of native forests and include water catchment areas, wetlands, lava flow areas and important lowland forests.

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