After decades of overharvesting, Myanmar’s forests teak are at a crisis point. But with recent political change comes great opportunity.
Conservationists, governments, and everyday people depend upon maps every day. But we always assume that these maps will be available. In Indonesia, that hasn’t always been true.
New research from Nature Conservancy scientists indicates that low-intensity selective logging offers both the best and worst conservation outcomes while maintaining wood production, depending on both land tenure security and the use of certified reduced-impact logging methods.
New research shows that coastal habitats — mangrove forests, tidal marshes, and seagrass meadows — have the most potential amongst marine systems to act as long-term carbon sequestration solutions.
What role can grasslands play in climate change solutions? The answer is in the roots.
Nature Conservancy scientists are using lidar ⎯ light pulses beamed down from airplanes ⎯ to map reduced-impact logging in Indonesia.
New research from Conservancy scientists provides a more accurate estimate of forest carbon in Indonesia.
A new paper out in the Journal Nature this week adds a frightening twist to an enduring mystery around the role of forests and climate change. Forest carbon scientist Peter Ellis reports on what this means for conservation.
Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) is good for our carbon footprint, right? Not consistently, say Conservancy scientists studying logging practices in Indonesia.
Based on these new findings, says Conservancy marine scientist Mark Spalding, the world should be investing a lot more in preventing mangrove loss and restoration.
Can a chainsaw be green? That may sound ridiculous, but in the forests of Borneo, loggers can be a critical ally in maintaining biodiversity and mitigating climate change.
That's a key question being answered by the Conservancy and partners as they work to protect the land of the Hadza, who have hunted and lived in this region for at least 40,000 years.