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  • Kenya: Atlas of Our Changing Environment

    Kenya: Atlas of Our Changing Environment

    Through the use of satellite data, photographs, graphics and site-specific case studies, this 160-page atlas highlights environmental change in Kenya. It looks at the country"s mountains, forests, water bodies and national parks, chronicling the evolution of the country"s environment over the last few decades and the ecological challenges and opportunities facing the country.

  • Vital Forest Graphics 2009

    Vital Forest Graphics 2009

    Forests are not only important for the 1.6 billion people who depend on them for their livelihoods, but for the world’s population at large. Forests play a critical role in the Earth’s life support system, including global carbon and hydrological cycles. To help communicate the value of forests to policy-makers and the wider public, three United Nations organizations/entities UNEP, FAO and UNFF joined efforts to analyse, synthesize

  • Togu et les arbres de vie

    Togu et les arbres de vie

    Children"s environmental awareness booklet on forests with its fauna and flora. This publication is aimed at sensitizing children to the importance of forests and the need to conserve them and also promote tree planting. "Togu and the Trees of Life" is part Tunza Environmental Series for Children. ""Tunza"" means to treat with care of affection in Kiswahili.

  • Togu y los arboles de la vida

    Togu y los arboles de la vida

    Children"s environmental awareness booklet on forests with its fauna and flora. This publication is aimed at sensitizing children to the importance of forests and the need to conserve them and also promote tree planting. "Togu and the Trees of Life" is part Tunza Environmental Series for Children. ""Tunza"" means to treat with care of affection in Kiswahili.

  • Non-timber forest products in Uganda : UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Series No. 18

    Non-timber forest products in Uganda : UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Series No. 18

    This report describes a new map-based approach to defining areas best suited for NTFP commercialization. Uganda is used as a case study. As one of the most rapidly growing economies in Africa, its rich natural heritage highlights the conflict between national development efforts and the need for a globally responsible approach to biodiversity conservation.

  • World Resources 2002-2004 : Decisions for the Earth : Balance, Voice, and Power

    World Resources 2002-2004 : Decisions for the Earth : Balance, Voice, and Power

    World Resources 2002-2004 examines how we make environmental decisions and who makes them, which is the process of environmental goverance. The report argues that better environmental goverence is one of the most direct routes to fairer and more sustainable use of natural resources. Decisions made with greater participation and greater knowledge of natural systems-decisions for the Earth-can help to reverse the loss of forest, the decline of s

  • Togu and the Trees of Life

    Togu and the Trees of Life

    Children"s environmental awareness booklet on forests with its fauna and flora. This publication is aimed at sensitizing children to the importance of forests and the need to conserve them and also promote tree planting. "Togu and the Trees of Life" is part Tunza Environmental Series for Children. ""Tunza"" means to treat with care of affection in Kiswahili.

  • Forests for People : Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform

    Forests for People : Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform

    In recent years governments in the South have transferred at least 200 million hectares of forests to communities living in and around them . This book assesses the experience of what appears to be a new international trend that has substantially increased the share of the world's forests under community administration. Based on research in over 30 communities in selected countries in Asia (India, Nepal, Philippines, Laos, Indonesia), Africa ...

  • Bees and their role in forest livelihoods. A guide to the services provides by bees and the sustainable harvesting, processing and marketing of their

    Bees and their role in forest livelihoods. A guide to the services provides by bees and the sustainable harvesting, processing and marketing of their

    This volume provides basic information about managing wild bees and on the use of their products. It identifies and describes major bee species and their importance for nature conservation and for sustaining livelihoods of rural people. Bee products are considered at both subsistence and commercial level, and particular attention is given to the potential for further development of managing wild been species in developing countries. The role of ...

  • Forest fires and the law. A guide for national drafters based on the Fire Management Voluntary Guidelines.

    Forest fires and the law. A guide for national drafters based on the Fire Management Voluntary Guidelines.

    Forest fires impact upon livelihoods, ecosystems and landscapes. The Fire Management Voluntary Guidelines address the cultural, social, environmental and economic dimensions of fire management at all levels. The present study identifies the elements of a coherent national legal framework on forest fires, identifying emerging trends and singling out best practices and innovative legal solutions.

  • Global review of forests pests and diseases

    Global review of forests pests and diseases

    Insect pests, diseases and other biotic agents have considerable impacts on forests. They can adversely affect tree growth, vigour and survival, the yield and quality of wood and non-wood products, wildlife habitat, recreation and the aesthetic appeal and cultural value of forests. They may also impede forest plantation programmes and make it necessary to abandon certain tree species or to clear cut large areas dominated by infested trees. This ...

  • Governing Africa's Forests in a Globalized World

    Governing Africa's Forests in a Globalized World

    Many countries around the world are engaged in decentralization processes, and most African countries face serious problems with forest governance, from benefits sharing to illegality and sustainable forest management. This book summarizes experiences to date on the extent and nature of decentralization and its outcomes - most of which suggest an underperformance of governance reforms - and explores the viability of different governance ...

  • Incentives to sustain forest ecosystem services: A review and lessons for REDD

    Incentives to sustain forest ecosystem services: A review and lessons for REDD

    Approximately 17 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are caused by land-use change and, in particular, the destruction of tropical forests. Reducing land-use change and forest degradation has been shown as a cost-effective way of slowing carbon emissions compared to other mitigation strategies such as curbing emissions from power stations. Decisions taken at the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Bali, 2007 opened the possibility ...

  • Legal Frameworks for REDD: Design and Implementation at the National Level

    Legal Frameworks for REDD: Design and Implementation at the National Level

    This publication identifies and analyzes critical issues in the formulation and implementation of national and sub-national legal frameworks for REDD activities. It is based on substantive findings from four national case studies (Brazil, Cameroon, Guyana and Papua New Guinea) chosen for their varying geographies, forest cover and deforestation rates, and stages of REDD preparations. The study concludes that although legal clarity is an ...

  • Non-farm income from non-wood forest products

    Non-farm income from non-wood forest products

    Non-wood forest products comprise a wide range of forest goods, providing traditional sources of food, fodder, fertilizer, fibre, medicine, organic construction materials and cultural products, as well as raw industrial materials, making valuable socio-economic, cultural and ecological contributions. This booklet describes how such products are used to meet basic subsistence needs, and the role they can play in income generation through local, ...

  • Small and medium forest enterprises in Ethiopia

    Small and medium forest enterprises in Ethiopia

    The annual value of small and medium forest enterprises (SMFEs) in Ethiopia amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars – dominated in rough order of value by fuelwood, herbal remedies, wild coffee, honey and beeswax and timber furniture. The majority of these enterprises are informal and remain largely unregulated and untaxed by any government authority. Nevertheless these enterprises appear to have significant social and economic benefits. The ...

  • Small and medium forest enterprises in Mozambique

    Small and medium forest enterprises in Mozambique

    Small and medium forest enterprises (SMFEs) in Mozambique account for 95.8% of the formally registered enterprises in the forest sector and more than 99.9% of the enterprise numbers if the predominant informal enterprises are included. Total forest sector employment exceeds 600,000 people, 80% of which is based in SMFEs. Despite their significance to the economy and potential for sustainability and poverty reduction, SMFEs are poorly catered for ...

  • State of the World’s Forests 2009

    State of the World’s Forests 2009

    What will be the impact on forests of future economic development, globalized trade and increases in the world’s population? The 2009 edition of the biennial State of the World’s Forests looks forward, with the theme “Society, forests and forestry: adapting for the future”. Part 1 summarizes the outlook for forests and forestry in each region, based on FAO’s periodic regional forest-sector outlook studies. Past trends and projected demographic, ...