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  1. Library Resource
    The State of the World’s Forests 2020. Forests, biodiversity and people.

    Forests, biodiversity and people

    Reports & Research
    December, 2020
    Global

    As the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011–2020 comes to a close and countries prepare to adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework, this edition of The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) examines the contributions of forests, and of the people who use and manage them, to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

     

  2. Library Resource
    Multimedia
    April, 2016
    South-Eastern Asia, Cambodia

     

     

     

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2019
    Bolivia, South America

    Una década para la reparación de los daños que dejaron los incendios forestales
    Lorenzo Soliz
    Tristemente, el 2019 pasará a la historia como el año en que la humanidad incendió el planeta, la casa grande de todos los seres vivos. El fuego está arrasando con muchas áreas de distintas regiones de países del norte y del sur.
    Arden los pulmones del planeta

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2019
    South America

    Pacto de Leticia, reunión infructuosa para la Amazonía
     
    Oscar Bazoberry Chali
     
    El día 6 de septiembre, se llevó a cabo una Reunión de Jefes de Estado y Jefes de Delegaciones en Colombia. El fuego y la devastación de los incendios para la deforestación en la región sudamericana, ya se habían difundido a nivel mundial, y en especial, la población de los países amazónicos mostraba su preocupación por las políticas y la responsabilidad de sus gobiernos en estos fenómenos donde confluyen causas climáticas con acciones humanas.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1996
    Kenya

    The area northwest of Mt Kenya is undergoing rapid land use changes caused by a population influx. Rapid population growth and subsequent pressure on land raise the problem of how to increase and sustain agricultural production while at the same time conserving the natural resources (montane forest with Olea africana and Juniperus procera as main species at 2900 m asl.). Deterioration in soil physical and chemical properties following deforestation for agriculture can adversely affect crop production, especially from soils on mountain slopes.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1992
    Kenya

    This paper describes the environmental degradation that has occurred in Kenya since early this century, initially due to the introduction of plantation farming. Forests have been further targeted for farmland, fuel wood, building materials and hardwood species. Range land species have also become threatened due to continued infiltration of the population. The discussion considers the efforts of the Kenyan government to legislate and administrate against the further loss of natural resources and the consequent development of environmental awareness among the populace.

  7. Library Resource

    Volume 8 Issue 5

    Peer-reviewed publication
    May, 2019
    Indonesia

    Peatland plays an important ecological and economic role in many countries all over the world. At the same time, due to various human and non-human interventions, peatland is also a fragile ecosystem, which is currently facing severe problems, such as deforestation, fires, and peat subsidence. Peat subsidence is currently one of the most severe but least recognized issues. Because of its interconnectedness with other peatland problems, peat subsidence intensifies when there is a lack of proper interventions.

  8. Library Resource

    Volume 8 Issue 3

    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2019
    Malawi, United States of America

    Deforestation is recognized as a major driver of the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. It also disturbs natural processes such as biogeochemical, hydrological, and ecological cycles. In Malawi, deforestation is estimated to be responsible for the loss of 33,000 hectares per year, and is mainly attributed to agriculture expansion, tobacco growing, and excessive use of biomass. However, little research has been conducted at either the local level or that of forests located on customary land.

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    Volume 7 Issue 3

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2018
    Bolivia

    The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) recommends the Figure of Merit (FOM) as a possible metric to confirm models that simulate deforestation baselines for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD). The FOM ranges from 0% to 100%, where larger FOMs indicate more-accurate simulations. VCS requires that simulation models achieve a FOM greater than or equal to the percentage deforestation during the calibration period.

  10. Library Resource

    Volume 7 Issue 3

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2018
    Portugal, Spain

    This work aims to provide a comprehensive, wall-to-wall analysis of land use/cover changes in the continental areas of Portugal and Spain between 1990 and 2012. This overall objective is developed into two main research questions: (1) Whether differences between the extent and prevalence of changes exist between both countries and (2) which are the hotspots of change (areas where a given land use/cover transition dominates the landscape) in each country.

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