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OFAC HYBRID FORUM: WHAT IS THE STATE OF CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS?

20 June 2024 | Bonn, Germany, and online

HYBRID FORUM

Did you know that the Congo Basin rainforest is roughly six times the size of Germany? It's the world's second largest rainforest, and it's under threat from deforestation and the climate crises.

On 20 June, connect with hundreds of experts, practitioners and policymakers working in forest information management in Central Africa and learn how we can help protect these globally valuable ecosystems.

Join us for two days packed with plenaries, interactive and expert sessions, launches and more, and learn from leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and policymakers as we pave together a fairer world ahead of COP28.

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The world’s largest carbon sink at risk, research center warns

Despite their critical importance, the forests of the Congo Basin are being destroyed at an alarming rate, with projections suggesting that they could shrink by 27% by 2050 unless urgent action is taken.

21 Jun 2024
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The forests of Central Africa are vital, but how do we protect them?

A look at the state of the Congo Basin

21 Jun 2024
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5 steps to start a tree nursery

A step-by-step guide to keep your seedlings alive

17 Jun 2024
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Can Restoration Bring Peace?
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Can Restoration Bring Peace?

Discover how landscape restoration in northwestern Cameroon is bridging divides between farmers and pastoralists, fostering cooperation, and reducing conflicts. Read more
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Pioneering Sustainable Living in Madagascar

The transformative journey of the Taniala Regenerative Camp in Madagascar, a model for sustainable living, led by Tahina, 2023 Restoration Steward. Learn more

In the spotlight

Seeds of hope

Explore how Quilombola communities are leading the movement in restoring Brazilian drylands.

Revitalizing coastal communities

Dive into the world of seaweed farming and its role in sustaining coastal communities and ocean ecosystems in Kenya.

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Youth in Landscapes Initiative

Join a global network of more than 1M young people collaborating for justice and shared prosperity, and supporting thriving landscapes.

MEET THE 2024 RESTORATION STEWARDS

Trisa Bhattacharjee

Trisa Bhattacharjee

Jann Vinze Barcinal

Jann Vinze Barcinal

Kamanzi Claudine

Kamanzi Claudine

Maria Geane Magalhães Bastos

Maria Geane Magalhães Bastos

Anna Obi Akpe

Anna Obi Akpe

Dayana Blanco Quiroga

Dayana Blanco Quiroga

Steve Misati

Steve Misati

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