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Forest-dwellers, global community must address tropical wildlife hunting risks

Increasing demand for food and traditional medicines, multiplying local wars and conflicts, an expanding legal and illegal market trade have exacerbated the wildlife crisis in recent years, damaging ecosystems and driving many species to the verge of extinction. Defined by scientists as the “widespread unsustainable exploitation of wildlife,” the situation is of particular concern in […]

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Scientists urge greater role for forests in policies on food security and nutrition

A new policy brief demonstrates the role forests and trees play in sustaining food production and food security and nutrition (FSN). Featuring four dimensions of FSN, including availability, accessibility, utilization and stability, it aims to inform policy and decision making in forestry, while detailing actions that could help strengthen related aspects of the food system […]

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Rethink diet-land use connections to prevent future pandemics, scientist says

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Britain’s Prince Charles says circular economy powered by nature crucial for recovery

The crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic offers a chance to shift from a fossil-fuel based economy to a nature-based circular bioeconomy, said Britain’s heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles on Friday. Speaking at the “Nature at the Heart of a Global Circular Economy” digital forum hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF), Charles […]