The Miombo woodland is a vast African dryland forest ecosystem covering close to 2.7 million km2 across southern Africa (Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe). The woodlands are characterized by the dominance of Brachystegia species, either alone or in association with Julbernardia and Isoberlinia species. It is estimated that the woodlands – through their numerous goods and services which include various non-wood forest products (NWFPs) (e.g.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2018Angola, Tanzania, Switzerland, Mozambique, Zambia, Uganda, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Italy, Indonesia, Austria, Congo, Malawi, Finland, Kenya, Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2018Equatorial Guinea, United States of America, Dominican Republic, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Costa Rica, Poland, Netherlands, Latvia, Austria, Iran, Finland, Thailand, Morocco, Japan, Italy, Norway, Sudan, Brazil, Cuba
Report of the 24th Session of the Committee on Forestry
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Liechtenstein, Bangladesh, United States of America, Congo, Comoros, Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Switzerland, Kenya, Zambia, Denmark, Rwanda, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Brazil, Tunisia, Argentina, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Czech Republic
Forests, trees and woodlands cover almost one-third of the Earth’s land area. They are a crucial source of food and income for more than a billion people around the globe. They provide a variety of wood and non-wood products and vital ecosystem services – preventing erosion from wind and water, preserving water quality, shading crops and livestock, absorbing carbon which contributes to countering climate change, and providing habitat for many species of plants and animals, thus helping to conserve the planet’s biological diversity.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011Germany, Rwanda, France, Liberia, China, Philippines, Zambia, Nicaragua, Belize, Zimbabwe, Peru, Italy, Tanzania, Ecuador, Ghana, Congo, Senegal, Finland, Cameroon, Mongolia
In this 2012 edition of Moving Forward, FAO Forestry is pleased to present a selection of the work it undertook in the 2010-2011 biennium for the benefit of the global forestry community. The FAO Forestry Programme encompasses a vast range of activities and projects, of which this booklet presents only a sample. In all regions of the world, the Programme is helping to implement sustainable forest management and boost the livelihoods of forest-dependent people. It does this, in part, by improving information on forests.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMay, 2018Italy, Honduras, United States of America, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Colombia, Indonesia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Netherlands, Congo, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Montenegro, Brazil
La dificultad de definir y cuantificar la degradación de bosques es una limitación importante para que la mayoría de los países en desarrollo incluyan compromisos de reducción de emisiones por degradación en el contexto del enfoque de Reducción de Emisiones por Deforestación y Degradación de Bosques (REDD+), que abarca además, el aumento de las Reservas de Carbono, la conservación de Bosques y el Manejo Sostenible de los estos ecosisetemas.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2018France, Niger, Madagascar, Congo, Philippines
Ce guide de l’élève magnifiquement illustré a pour objectif de présenter aux enfants de 10 à 13 ans les différents aspects et rôles des forêts. Il accompagne et complète le guide de l’enseignant À la découverte des forêts, et s’associe au programme scolaire en matière de science, géographie et citoyenneté, entre autres.<p></p><p></p>Les modules définissent les forêts, décrivent leur rôle dans le cycle de l’eau, explorent certains de leurs produits et introduisent la gestion durable des forêts aux étudiants.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2018Angola, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Congo, Costa Rica, Colombia, Botswana, Ecuador, Chad, Burkina Faso, Burundi, El Salvador, Chile, China, Australia, Cuba, Guinea, Albania, Argentina, Austria
Report of the 24th Session of the Committee on Forestry
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019Kenya, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Philippines, Mauritania, Argentina, China, Italy, Indonesia, Ghana, Congo, South Sudan, India, Senegal, Brazil
The critical role of forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation is now widely recognized. Forests contribute significantly to climate change mitigation through their carbon sink and carbon storage functions. They play an essential role in reducing vulnerabilities and enhancing adaptation of people and ecosystems to climate change and climate variability, the negative impacts of which are becoming increasingly evident in many parts of the world.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019Cameroon, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, United States of America, Philippines, Malaysia, Chile, Germany, China, Italy, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, Congo, Argentina, India, Pakistan, Gabon, Brazil
This edition of Unasylva comes in the wake of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20,which, among other things, produced a document called The Future We Want. In it, world leaders renewed their commitment to sustainable development and stated that “the wide range of products and services that forests provide creates opportunities to address many of the most pressing sustainable development challenges”. Foresters should be pleased with these words because they indica te that forests are starting to get the recognition they deserve.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2012United Kingdom, Cameroon
Land affected by contamination from human activities has been identified as a major environmental problem in developed countries and there are established mechanisms for identifying, prioritising, characterising, assessing and remediating the land so that risks to human health and environmental receptors are minimised. However, comparative mechanisms and approaches for sustainable land management are often lacking in developing countries such as Cameroon.
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