Tag Archives: Trees

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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Global Forest Watch: A Look at Land Use in Liberia

Global Forest Watch is a dynamic and versatile tool created by the World Resources Institute (WRI)  for monitoring forests and the many land uses that impact them. The data is open, crowd sourced, obtained from advanced satellite technology, and displayed … Continue reading

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Zooming in on Tree Based Ecosystem Approaches

In November 2013, we introduced EcoAgriculture’s discussion paper: “Taking Tree Based Ecosystem Approaches to Scale: Evidence of drivers and impacts on food security, climate change resilience and carbon sequestration.” Now, during the 2014 World Congress on Agroforestry, we revisit the study by zooming … Continue reading

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Saving the Trees for the Forest: Towards Landscape Restoration

Trees do it all – from slowing climate change and improving water quality to producing food and enhancing human health. Unfortunately, the number of trees available to perform these services has dramatically decreased over the last several centuries, as twenty … Continue reading

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Climate Infographic Break: Trees and Cows

In this infographic from Food Tank, the close relationship between livestock production and climate change is clearly illustrated. As the graphic notes, between 5 and 15% of New Zealand’s total emissions come from animal waste in livestock production! Deforestation for … Continue reading

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Farming Carbon and Ecosystem Services in a Sunburnt Landscape

By Brenda Lin, Research Scientist, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia Discussing responses to climate change impacts often centers on mitigation or adaptation, yet as we’ve seen with integrated landscape management, the two are not mutually exclusive … Continue reading

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“Re-Greening” Landscapes for Food Security

Last week, Chris Reij, Sustainable Land Management Specialist and Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute (WRI), discussed the contribution of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration to both addressing concerns related to climate change and food security. Set in the context … Continue reading

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Aligning Cocoa Farmers and Markets for a Sustainable Landscape: Rainforest Alliance’s New Data-Driven Approach

By Jeffrey C. Milder, PhD, conservation scientist on the Rainforest Alliance’s Evaluation & Research team Across the humid tropics, cocoa farming has followed a “boom and bust” cycle, with production peaking in each country for a few decades before farms … Continue reading

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Botanic Gardens for Tree Conservation and Forest Restoration in Africa

By Kirsty Shaw, Conservation Officer at Botanic Gardens Conservation International, United Kingdom Rounding out a week focused on forests and trees, today’s guest post introduces the work of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) on forested landscape restoration in Africa. Wednesday’s … Continue reading

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Melting Pots of Biodiversity: Native and Introduced Plants in Tropical Smallholder Farming Landscapes

By Christian Kull, Associate Professor at Monash University, Australia For the past week the Landscapes Blog has taken a closer look at trees and forests in the context of agricultural landscapes. While there is often an emphasis on native vegetation … Continue reading

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