Ficha resumen del Proyecto “Recuperación del servicio ecosistémico de regulación hídrica de las Microcuencas de Huatatas – Alameda, Pallcayaku, Yucaes, Pamparque y Larampata de la provincia de Huamanga, Ayacucho”.
Powers of exclusion: A case study of state-led large scale rubber development in Vietnam’s north-western regionBy Phuc To
Cash crop development has been instrumental for economic growth in many countries. However, this intervention has negatively affected many local communities. The global rubber boom in the early 2000s prompted the state-owned Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) to scramble for land to expand their rubber plantations. This paper examines the mechanisms and processes associated with state-led […]
Two years since the coup d’état against the newly re-elected Union Government of Myanmar (UGoM), and despite a logging ban imposed by the junta and sanctions imposed by the EU, UK, US, Switzerland, and Canada, exports of forest products continue — topping more than half a billion US dollars since February 1, 2021. Sanctioned jurisdictions […]
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Recuperando la fluidez: Estado de la inversión en acciones en infraestructura natural para la seguridad hídrica, 2022By Eliana Cerdán Estrada, Mia Smith, Mirtha Camacho Hernández, Claudia V. Grados Bueno
Este documento busca caracterizar la inversión, tanto pública como privada, que se ha realizado en nuestro país entre el 2008 y el 2021, en la temática de infraestructura natural y seguridad hídrica. Para ello, se han revisado diferentes bases de datos del Estado peruano, como el Invierte.pe, y la de la Agencia Peruana de Cooperación[…]
New CITES regulations for timber species Afzelia, Khaya, and Pterocarpus, and implications for African exporters and Chinese and Vietnamese importersBy Catherine Rutherford, Phuc X. To, Anh K. Luong, Xiufang Sun and Sofia T. Fenton
African populations of highly exploited commercial timber species, Afzelia, Khaya, and Pterocarpus, have recently been listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in order to support their sustainable and legal trade. Many of these species come from countries with poor governance, high levels of corruption, and weak enforcement. China and Vietnam […]
Conjunto de ecosistemas de gran importancia hídrica para la conservación de las cuencas y el desarrollo de las comunidades de los Andes
As deforestation rates soar in the Amazon, national and regional governments are under pressure from the international community to control forest loss. The problem is that the current economic growth model relies on forest conversion for agriculture and livestock production, putting immense pressure on the forest and the indigenous communities living in it. But alternative […]
Forest Trends partners with indigenous communities in Brazil’s Tupi Mosaic to develop economic enterprises that promote forest conservation. We’re building sustainable value chains for açaí, artisan products, Brazil nuts, and cacao, and demonstrating the business model for native seeds and seedlings. The “Amazon Bioeconomy” we are building mimics traditional Amazon management systems, creating a diversity […]
Resilience in Action
Forest Trends was founded with the mission of putting an economic engine behind nature conservation – the idea being that our economy, our society, and our wellbeing all depend in very real and material ways on healthy natural ecosystems. That idea’s time has come. The world is looking to “nature-based solutions” to combat climate change, mitigate […]
A 2021 Update of "India's Wooden Furniture and Wooden Handicrafts: Risk of Trade in Illegally Harvested Wood"By Michael Richards, Sofia Tenorio Fenton, Naomi Basik Treanor, and Kerstin Canby
This report focuses on recent changes in India’s international timber trade, especially over the 2019–2021 period, and the implications (of identified changes) for India’s sourcing of illegally harvested or traded timber. The paper thus provides an update of Forest Trends’ 2020 report India’s wooden furniture and wooden handicrafts: risk of trade in Illegally harvested wood […]