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The Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) plays an important role in reducing deforestation in the Amazon Region. FAS manages the Juma reserve, established by the Government of Amazonas in 2006, and runs the Bolsa Floresta programme that pays families and communities to contribute to sustainable forest management. The FAS website provides an introduction to the organisation, an overview of their programmes and links to relevant related documents.
ASB is a global partnership for research on tropical forest margins that operates as part of the Consultative Group for International Research in Agriculture (CGIAR). By including a broad range of stakeholders, ASB identifies and develops policies and practices that can achieve their vision of prosperous people and flourishing forests across the tropics. It publishes information on its work, policy briefs and working group reports.
This website, hosted by the FAO, publishes information on assisted natural regeneration (ANR) of forests. It provides examples of ANR activities including suppressing weeds, building fire breaks and establishing patrol groups to prevent illegal logging. It also links to further reading and lists relevant FAO projects.
This network, created by the International Institute for Environment and Development, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Internews, connects journalists with scientists to help in improve media reporting of biodiversity issues. The website hosts a blog, where members can post stories, ideas, photos and publications. A list of relevant events and links are also available.
This website, from the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, provides information on the co-benefits of mitigating climate change. Issues covered include carbon storage, biodiversity, ecosystem services, protected areas and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).
With its headquarters in Indonesia, CIFOR conducts collaborative research with partners in over 40 countries to inform policies and practices that affect forests in developing countries. The website provides a thorough introduction to CIFOR research including an overview of regions covered by the centre and access to publications including journal articles, working papers and info briefs. Activities are arranged into three programmes covering environmental services and sustainable use of forests, forest governance, and forests and livelihoods.
The Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) was established in June 2008 to provide accessible funding for projects that avoid deforestation and contribute to poverty alleviation in the Congo Basin. This multi-donor fund is run by a governing council supported by a secretariat based at the African Development Bank. The website provides reasons for establishing the fund, its proposal process and an overview of projects that have received funding.
This web portal publishes news and information on the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) activities in climate change. It links to key FAO publications on agriculture, livestock, forestry and fisheries as well as cross-sector topics such as bioenergy, biodiversity and climate risk management. The gateway gives information on FAO's work in these areas and provides links to relevant factsheets, events and multimedia including videos and audio lectures.
The forestry department of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) works with governments, international organisations, nongovernmental groups and individual communities to promote sustainable forest management. It offers technical support to developing countries, provides information and advice on forestry, and hosts multi-stakeholder technical and policy discussions. FAO Forestry publishes facts and figures on forests and forestry for some 200 countries, as well as papers, books and reports such as the biannual State of the World's Forests.
This website, by the Food and Agriculture Organization, provides a comprehensive database of statistics on food, agriculture and hunger in 200 countries.
The data includes information about individual countries' crop and livestock production, trade, food supply, stocks, forestry and fisheries.
This website publishes information about climate change mitigation through forest carbon sequestration and storage across Asia. It provides news and views from the media, a library of publications, directories of forest carbon stakeholders, announcements about vacancies and events, links to useful resources and reviews of science and policy developments in the field. The publications section includes in-house articles and research reports that review developments, identify gaps and draw lessons from forest carbon activities in the region. Readers can comment, engage in discussion and contribute information to the website.
This website, created by the Center for International Forestry Research, publishes a wealth of information on the links between climate change and forests in topics ranging from adaptation to mitigation to carbon accounting to the role of biofuels. It includes case studies as well as visual and audio presentations.
The website publishes forest-related information as part of a collaborative effort that also promotes knowledge sharing by developing information exchange standards, building capacity and enhancing partnerships. It aims to make the information accessible to governments, researchers, forest managers, non-governmental organisations, community groups and the public. The website includes links to publications, relevant events, job vacancies as a blog, and other relevant information. It also provides access to a searchable database of organisations working on forest issues worldwide.
The Global Canopy Programme (GCP) is an alliance of over 30 scientific institutions in 19 countries that work on forest canopy research, education and conservation. In addition to supporting research projects, GCP is active in informing policymakers and working with governments and the finance sector to establish pilot projects for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). GCP publishes information for journalists, policy briefs and a range of related publications.
The Guardian Environment website publishes news and commentary on environmental issues such as climate change, energy, ethical living, food and recycling.
It also provides blogs, job listings and multimedia, including audio and video podcasts. Users can comment and are encouraged to join discussions.
The website also aggregates relevant news from members of the Guardian Environment Network, which brings together the world's best environment websites including SciDev.Net, China Dialogue, Real Science and the World Resources Institute.
Mongabay.com is an environmental science and conservation news site, founded in 1999 and run by environmental journalist Rhett A. Butler. Its content focuses on tropical forests, including in-depth information and facts and figures on deforestation and forest degradation. Progress on proposals for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) is regularly reported and analysed.
Mongabay.com is published in several languages, including English, Chinese and Spanish. A 'kids version' is also available to help educate children about rainforests.
This online forum for indigenous peoples, small island nations and vulnerable communities was launched by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with support from other international bodies. It has several goals, including supporting community-based research and educational activities related to climate change. The forum publishes lead articles and invites discussion related to the themes raised. From February to May 2009, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) was discussed.
PROFOR is an information-sharing partnership programme that aims to support in-depth analysis, innovative processes, knowledge-sharing and dialogue to influence forest policy on issues such as illegal logging, biodiversity and climate change. Their website publishes a blog that highlights relevant analysis, stories, data and events, and posts news and events organised by PROFOR and other organisations. The programme also invites knowledge-sharing proposals or suggestions for potential activities in its four focus areas: improving forest livelihoods; enhancing forest governance; financing sustainable forest management; and coordinating forest policy with other sectors.
REDD-Monitor, an independent site run by environmental journalist Chris Lang, provides news and views about reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). Lang aims to document the global development of REDD projects by publishing information on who is establishing projects and how they are being implemented. REDD-Monitor features a broad range of links to other organisations, as well as information on upcoming events.