Research has shed new light on the impact of humans on islands' biodiversity. The findings show how human colonization altered forest across the islands of Macaronesia including the loss of landscape authenticity.
Tropical forests are some of the most threatened ecosystems on Earth, largely due to recent human activities.
Sediment runoff from disturbed coastal catchments is a major threat to marine ecosystems. Understanding where sediments are produced and where they are delivered enables managers to design more effective strategies for improving water quality. A management strategy is targeted restoration of degraded terrestrial areas, as it provides opportunities to reduce land-based runoff from coastal areas and consequently foster coral reef conservation.
Globally, tree-planting projects are becoming all the rage, but many are counting on old habits of planting monoculture plantations and calling them forests...Reforestation and restoration projects will require monitoring and scrutiny to make sure they are living up to their commitments in regard
Protected forests are unlikely to be cut down when they are surrounded by intact forests. Conversely, the more degraded the boundaries of a protected area are, the more likely that deforestation will encroach into the protected forest as well.
Planting trees and replenishing forests are among the simplest and most appealing natural climate solutions, but the impact of trees on atmospheric temperature is more complex than meets the eye.
Community leaders and people from west Santo have united in a protest to protect their forests against a logging and road construction proposal by the Vanuatu Forest Industry Limited, a Chinese-funded company.
Native habitats are increasingly unable to store carbon because introduced pests are chewing through forests, shrublands, and tussocklands, new research says. For the first time, Forest and Bird research has linked the habits of browsing pests to carbon emissions.
An area of forest the size of France has regrown around the world over the past 20 years, showing that regeneration in some places is paying off, a new analysis has found...The two-year study, conducted via satellite imaging data and on-ground surveys across dozens of countries, identified areas
The Forest Integrity Assessment Tool (FIA) is designed to enable forest managers with no prior experience in forestry or conservation to assess and monitor the condition of tropical forest conservation areas.