Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions

Poverty particularly among forest communities in Africa is a serious concern. This group contributes baseline information and indigenous knowledge on the contribution of forests to livelihood of local communities and national economies.

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 01:04

IUFRO WORLD DAY - Digital Forest Science Forum 2021! It takes place online, in three time zones around the world with 24 hours of forest-related research topics, networking and emerging issues of relevancy for global policy makers.

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 02:00

Forest degradation and deforestation are major causes of global environmental change. The
combined emissions from deforestation and degradation account for an estimated 20% of
global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest

Mon, 05/31/2021 - 15:40

COMSATS Center for Climate and Sustainability (CCCS) together with United Nations Environment Programme- International Ecosystem Management Program (UNEP-IEMP) cordially invite you to attend a Virtual Conference on the occasion of World Environment Day 2021 on th

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:59

Greetings from COMSATS Center for Climate and Sustainability (CCCS) and Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) !

Wed, 01/20/2021 - 08:44

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) has launched a new funding round of the thematic selection procedure under International Climate Initiative (IKI).

Tue, 08/18/2020 - 14:08

Do you think your career story can inspire others to take up forestry profession in Africa? Are you making an impact in the society as a current student of Forestry in Africa? Are you an outstanding early career professional in the forest sector in Africa?

 

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 04:59

The training workshop will be conducted by the University of Oxford, SPDC’s partner in organising systematic review training workshops for the forest science community.

 

Interested scientists are encouraged to register for this online training workshop.

Publications

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 20:27

Promoting the consumption of forest plant foods is a sustainable way of ensuring good nutrition and food  security.  This study  assessed  traditional  knowledge  on  and  use  of  forest  plant  foods  in  three administrative districts of Ghana and evaluated their potentials for domestication and processing. A total  of  606  households  were  randomly  selected  and  interviewed  using  enumerator-administered questionnaires.

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Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:17

This report entitled "Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities" presents the outcomes of the sixth global scientific assessment undertaken in the framework of GFEP. The report reflects the importance of integrated action towards ensuring access to water for all and sustaining life on land. The provision of clean water is the most basic ecosystem service necessary for life on earth.

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:51

In 2014, the Government of Ethiopia requested the UN-REDD Programme to support the country in assessing the contribution of forest ecosystems to national income in the context of the national REDD+ process. The contribution of forest ecosystems to national income is seen as a vital element of the case for forest conservation in Ethiopia. Prior to this study, no full assessment of the income derived from forest-derived goods and services had been. By assessing the full contribution of forests to market and non-market income, a more complete picture of their economic importance emerged.

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:46

This publication analyses whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization are interesting REDD+ policies and measures  for the Government of Kenya to pursue, with the potential to attract public and/or private investments to enable REDD+ implementation. In particular, the report focuses on the extent to which efficiency improvements could address supply deficiency in the forest sector, thereby reducing pressures on existing forests and related emissions.

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:17

Ce document définit la dynamique forestière en Côte d'Ivoire par télédétection concernant trois années pivot (1986, 2000, 2015) en Côte d'Ivoire. Les résultats de cette étude montrent que la couverture forestière a fortement régressé de 1986 à 2015 (7 850 864 ha en 1986, 5 095 452 ha en 2000 et 3 401 146 ha en 2015). Les taux annuels de déforestation sont de 3,04 % sur la première période et de 2,66% sur la seconde période. Les forêts de la Côte d'Ivoire ont ainsi presque disparues en dehors du Parc National de Tai et la réserve de N'zo.