Forest Tenure

Responsible forest governance and secure forest rights are needed to reduce deforestation, combating climate change, and sustain the planet.

21 April 2017

Indígenas de diversas etnias de 30 municípios amazonenses fizeram uma marcha hoje (19), em Manaus, para chamar a atenção para a preservação dos direitos dos povos indígenas. O ato faz parte da programação organizada pelo Fórum de Educação Escolar Indígena do Amazonas (Foreeia), em alusão ao Dia do Índio, celebrado hoje.

21 April 2017

O parlamento discute na quinta-feira cinco propostas de lei do Governo integradas na reforma das florestas, que a tutela pretende implementar até Junho, disse hoje à agência Lusa o ministro da Agricultura, Capoulas Santos.

Policy Papers & Briefs
October 2015

Between 2005 and 2009 the emergence of large-scale acquisitions of land or ‘land grabbing’ for production of food and energy feedstocks, and private forest plantations in developing countries, triggered various responses from global actors.

Reports & Research
October 2014

This scoping study was commissioned to identify issues on land/forest related investment in Tanzania as part of a strategic engagement between Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF), HAKIARDHI/ LARRRI and the World Wide Fund for Nature – Coastal East Africa Initiative (WWF-CEAI).

Rainbow over the Peruvian Amazon. Photo by Rhett Butler.
10 April 2017

New research provides yet more evidence that granting indigenous and other local communities formal title to their traditional lands can be a boon to efforts to conserve forests.

Deforestation is responsible for as much as 10 percent of total global carbon emissions, which means that finding effective means of keeping forests standing is crucial to global efforts to halt climate change.

Reports & Research
March 2017

Global demand for timber, agricultural commodities, and extractives is a significant driver of deforestation worldwide. Transparent land-concessions data for these large-scale commercial activities are essential to understand drivers of forest loss, monitor environmental impacts of ongoing activities, and ensure efficient and sustainable allocation of land.

7 April 2017

O Gabinete Integrado das Nações Unidas para Consolidação da Paz na Guiné-Bissau (Uniogbis) está preocupado com a persistência do corte da floresta guineense, mesmo perante medidas anunciadas pelo Governo, segundo uma nota publicada no sítio da instituição na Internet.

A nota cita depoimentos de vários responsáveis pela conservação dos recursos naturais, segundo os quais a desflorestação continua na Guiné-Bissau mesmo com a moratória de cinco anos decretada pelo Governo em 2015.

6 April 2017


Next time you bite into a chocolate bar, think of Africa. The continent produces nearly 70 percent of the world’s cocoa, a growing output that requires carving more than 325,000 acres of new farmland from forests every year – a drop in the bucket of overall agricultural expansion there.