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European Wood-Pastures as Cultural Landscapes

By Tibor Hartel (Sapientia University, Romania) and Tobias Plieninger (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) European landscapes are shaped by long-lasting, intensive and complex interactions between people and nature. This interaction has generated values that are appreciated by society, nowadays called “landscape … Continue reading

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Where Are the Monkeys? The Fallacy of Evaluating Conservation from Above the Canopy

By Torsten Krause, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies Tropical deforestation and forest degradation has made its way into international news headlines and political agendas. The urgency and need to reduce forest loss is clearer than ever before, and many … Continue reading

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Diving Deeply Into Integrated Landscape Management: The Case of Araucarias del Alto Malleco Model Forest in Chile

By/Por Abigail Hart English Español What does it actually mean to be a platform that supports integrated landscape management? After working day in and day out with landscape leaders striving to implement landscape approaches while conducting the Continental Review of … Continue reading

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Managing Landscapes in Africa: From ‘Evil Forests’ to a Half-Urban, Half-Rural People

By Daisy Ouya, World Agroforestry Centre Policy makers in Africa must think globally, regionally and locally for sustainable landscape management. Africa—a diverse, resource-rich yet food-insecure continent—urgently needs an integrated landscapes approach to policy-making in order to meet food security and … Continue reading

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Biodiverse Planting for Carbon and Biodiversity on Indigenous Land

By Anna. R. Renwick, NERP Environmental Decisions Hub, University of Queensland, Brisbane Climate change has prompted the development of methods to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and many countries have established emissions trading schemes that offer incentives to offset … Continue reading

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Promoting Synergies Between Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Coffee Landscapes

By Getachew Tadesse, Environmental Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz   Agriculture was probably 8,000 years old by the time Arabica coffee was first domesticated in the montane forests of Ethiopia around 800 AD. Throughout its history, agriculture has … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Majority? – Peruvian Smallholders at the Farm-Forest Interface

By Mary Menton and Peter Cronkleton, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Read the post in Spanish on CIFOR’s blog here. Para Español, lea aquí: ¿La Mayoría Olvidada? Los Pequeños Agricultores Peruanos en la Interfaz Agricultura–Bosque. In recent decades, Peru has … Continue reading

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The Cultural and Ecological Significance of European Wood-Pastures with Reference to Central Romania

By Tibor Hartel, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Department of Environmental Science and Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Wood-pastures are probably the most important ecological and cultural identity bearing landscapes of the European continent. These are grazed landscapes with trees and shrubs—similar … Continue reading

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Bamboo: A Mechanism to Reconnect Forest Fragments and Restore Ecosystems

By EcoPlanet Bamboo Group The Bonn Challenge aims to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2020. Commercial bamboo plantations can help achieve these goals by serving as an alternative to traditional timber and as a resource … Continue reading

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Finding a Place for REDD+ in Sustainable Landscapes

The Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) initiative has a potentially large role to play in international actions to combat climate change. Sustainable management of forests and forest carbon stocks does more than just preserve the world’s forests … Continue reading

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