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Sabine Cudney, GLFxVeracruz director, a GLFx chapter made up of all women who work with Indigenous communities in the Los Tuxtlas reef system.

Local leaders join the GLF movement for sustainable landscapes around the world

30 Oct 2020

A constellation of independently organized local chapters launched yesterday to galvanize community-led action for more sustainable landscapes. This global movement, known as GLFx, will enable people with the knowledge, connections and technologies they need to take the future of the landscapes they inhabit in their hands. 

Indigenous land rights and forest protection network in Cambodia wins global landscapes award

29 Oct 2020

The network of Indigenous communities living in and around the Prey Lang forest in Cambodia is the winner of the GLF 2020 Landscape Heroes award, which celebrates people taking action to safeguard the planet’s biodiversity – often at great personal risk. The network was selected by a panel of experts among 80 submissions from around the world, while environmental specialist Jorge Watanabe emerged as ‘audience favorite’ for his landscape restoration initiative in Peru. Both were announced at the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World – One Health.

Zoonotic diseases are on the rise, but preventing future pandemics is possible – how to support recovery in a post-COVID-19 world

28 Oct 2020

Protecting wildlife habitats, reducing urban demand for wild meat and early detection of disease outbreaks are among the recommendations to prevent the spread of future pandemics and avoid their damaging impacts, according to a White Paper issued by the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme, an Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) initiative, funded by the European Union (EU).

FAO calls to step up forest and landscape restoration

28 Oct 2020

28 October 2020, Rome – Efforts to restore the world’s degraded forests and landscapes must be scaled up to reach international targets by 2030, according to a new FAO publication released today.

How to get the most out of the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World – One Health, 28-29 October 2020

21 Oct 2020

At the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference, great minds from across the globe will gather online to inform the global conversation on how to protect and sustainably treat the variety of life forms on the planet —from seeds to sea turtles. As the COVID-19 pandemic has put systems on pause across the Earth, it’s the perfect moment to explore how to ‘build back better’: to unite to transform the relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world and plot a future with long-term planetary health and human well-being at the fore.

The COVID-19 challenge: Zoonotic diseases and wildlife

16 Oct 2020

Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) is a voluntary partnership of 14 international organizations with substantive mandates and programmes to promote the sustainable use and conservation of wildlife resources. The CPW, established in March 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, provides a platform for addressing wildlife management issues that require national and supra-national responses and also works to promote and increase cooperation and coordination on sustainable wildlife management issues among its members and partners.

International Livestock Research Institute becomes Global Landscapes Forum charter member

12 Oct 2020

Over half a billion people in developing countries depend to some extent on farm animals for their livelihoods. Animal-sourced food also plays an important role in nutrition, through providing readily-available proteins and micronutrients. But animal agriculture is also implicated in global environmental challenges such as deforestation and climate change – and pressing contemporary health issues such as the emergence of zoonotic diseases.

Swiss Green Gold Project has restored 5 million hectares of rangeland in 8 years

5 Oct 2020

Five million hectares have been restored, quite a substantial number. What is the total for rangeland area in Mongolia?

Global Landscapes Forum calls for Landscape Heroes nominees

24 Sep 2020

BONN, Germany (21 September 2020) – The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is calling for nominations for its annual Landscape Heroes competition, which highlights and honors valuable local efforts to protect landscapes and biodiversity.

Open and transparent: forest data setting the course under the Paris Agreement

19 Aug 2020

Youth can have a catalytic role in charting a new course for forests and climate action under the Paris Agreement. Yet, they are often overlooked. The theme of the International Youth Day 2020, “Youth Engagement for Global Action” seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes. Providing youth with the necessary forestry skills, education, and access to technology, can play a key role in enabling and accelerating inputs from youth – which is desperately needed for forest and climate action.