The Kilimanjaro landscape where the most well known and highest mountain in Africa is located is facing environmental challenges. The snow cap on the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro has been retreating since 1912. That has worried the Maasai community in both Kenya and Tanzania, and the communities are now forming a united front to tackle the problem. How far can their efforts go and how ambitious is their plan? Landscape Voices Podcast spoke with Janice Mutui, a youth representative from Amboseli, Kenya, about this community-led initiative. Listen. Music by Bensound.com
8 Dec 2019
What’s going on at COP25?
Steve Leonard, CIFOR senior climate analyst, discusses the state of play after the first week of COP25 in Madrid, including the expectations and the implications of negotiations on the world’s forests. Steve spoke from Madrid with CIFOR Team Leader Jeremy van Loon.
7 Dec 2019
CIFOR tropical forest ecologist Rosa Roman-Cuesta discusses this year’s fires that have occurred in all types of ecosystems from boreal forests to tropical peatlands. She explains the root causes of the problem and what needs to be done to prevent recurring incidents.
6 Dec 2019
The role of forests in addressing climate change
Amy Duchelle-Senior Scientist and Team Leader for Climate Change, Energy, and Low Carbon Development, CIFOR Forests play a crucial role in tackling climate change. Nature-based solutions, or actions to protect, restore and sustainably manage natural ecosystems, are increasingly acknowledged for the positive ways they can contribute to climate mitigation, and support the rights and livelihoods […]
14 Dec 2018
Give local communities stewardship, not pressure, says One World – No Hunger leader Dr. Schmitz
While strategies and partnerships to restore the world’s degraded forests and landscapes might be conceived in donor offices and government hallways, it’s often local communities who take these plans and put them into world-changing actions. But how do you make sure that this implementation actually happens, and that these agendas to combat climate change actually […]
14 Dec 2018
What is the best way to plant trees? Ecologist Christopher Kettle reveals the secret
Using the right mix of native trees in forest restoration efforts is essential to meeting sustainable development goals including reducing poverty and food insecurity, and supporting biodiversity. Our guest Christopher Kettle from the Bioversity International specializes in tropical forest trees, their reproductive ecology and the importance of forest genetic resources for resilient landscapes. Music by www.bensound.com
14 Dec 2018
The new GLF Landscape Academy is ready to launch
But first, what is it? On 1 December at the GLF Bonn 2018 conference, the GLF will officially launch its Landscape Academy, a first-of-its-kind curated learning platform where students, professionals, colleges and universities, and anyone interested in restoring landscapes can come to take free and paid online courses that will help them learn what they […]