Seeing the Forest for Its Carbon Storage

In Maine, carbon offsets markets provide a new revenue stream to keep forestlands as forestlands.

Matthew L. Miller

Deciding the Fate of Myanmar’s Forests

After decades of overharvesting, Myanmar’s forests teak are at a crisis point. But with recent political change comes great opportunity.

Justine E. Hausheer

What If All Maps Were Secret?

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.

Musnanda Satar

Modeling Logging’s Impacts on Biodiversity & Carbon in a Hypothetical Forest

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.

Justine E. Hausheer

Which Sources of Blue Carbon Measure Up to the Mitigation Challenge?

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.

Justine E. Hausheer

Can Grasslands, The Ecosystem Underdog, Play an Underground Role in Climate Solutions?

What role can grasslands play in climate change solutions? The answer is in the roots.

Marissa Ahlering

Mapping Reduced-Impact Logging with Lidar

Nature Conservancy scientists are using lidar ⎯ light pulses beamed down from airplanes ⎯ to map reduced-impact logging in Indonesia.

Justine E. Hausheer

Calculating Uncertainty in the Forest Carbon Equation

New research from Conservancy scientists provides a more accurate estimate of forest carbon in Indonesia.

Justine E. Hausheer

Even Forest Superpowers Have Limits

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.

Peter Ellis

Logging Carbon by Trailing Loggers

Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) is good for our carbon footprint, right? Not consistently, say Conservancy scientists studying logging practices in Indonesia.

Marty Downs

Science: Mangrove Forests as Incredible Carbon Stores

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.

Mark Spalding

How Green is Your Chainsaw?

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.

Bronson Griscom