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.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:34

Draft ministerial declaration of the high-level segment of the eleventh sesssion of the United Nations Forum on Forests

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:29

Draft resolution submitted by the Chair of the United Nations Forum on Forests at its eleventh session, Noel Nelson Messone (Gabon), on the basis of informal consultations

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:20

TWAS is inviting young scientists from the developing world, as well as policymakers and diplomats with a science portfolio, to apply to attend a TWAS Science Diplomacy workshop on Sustainable Water Management to be held in Trieste from 30 November to 4 December, 2015.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 17:15

IUFRO’s Special Programme for Development of Capacities (SPDC) in collaboration with the World Resources Institute is organizing a 3-day training workshop on science-policy interactions for forest and landscape restoration in conjunction with the World Forestry Congress

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 08:57

The XIV World Forestry Congress, hosted by the Republic of South Africa, will bring together the global forestry community to review and analyse the key issues and to share ways of addressing them.

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:07

SAF is seeking Associate Editors for Forest Science (looking for international professionals – ideally from Latin America, Asia, and Africa). Interested individuals can apply by sending a CV to Matt Walls (wallsm@safnet.org).

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:01

Gregory Award is a scholarship which helps bring students and young professionals from outside the US and Canada to the SAF Convention. The application is attached.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:43

The objective of the conference is to to share findings from research aimed at improving the sustainability of indigenous mahogany in Ghana’s forest estate in collaboration with industrial and community tree farmers.

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.