Mozambique wants to encourage a timber industry that creates jobs and adds value: Duncan Macqueen visited one Chinese company keen to do just that and saw how an IIED-led project is providing support.
Mozambique wants to encourage a timber industry that creates jobs and adds value: Duncan Macqueen visited one Chinese company keen to do just that and saw how an IIED-led project is providing support
Drones and satellites swirl overhead to monitor our forests. Computers churn out calculations of forest growth, while carbon markets ring up transactions. This is the backdrop to carbon credits that are financing forest conservation. But how do local people fit into this fast-evolving world of technology?
A planning mission to Cameroon's community forests by the CoNGOs project team found the Baka people brimming with business ideas, but needing a little help from their friends
GIZ à Madagascar a engagé un processus de dialogue afin d'améliorer la gouvernance du secteur de l'exploitation minière artisanale et à petite échelle (EMAPE). Blogueur invité Andry Rabemanantsoa nous donne un aperçu de leur travail à ce jour au travers de ces images
A pictorial tour of efforts to improve the governance of Madagascar's artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector
Entrepreneurs from forest communities in Belize are embarking on new businesses ventures, where the products and services come from the forest itself. As well as supporting livelihoods, driving these businesses forward doubles up as an incentive to protect the forests from fire
An innovative project in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has helped the local community understand the links between health and conservation. The next step is to examine the project's impacts in more detail, and explore prospects for scaling up
Local communities are the first line of defence in tackling the illegal wildlife trade. But there's little information on initiatives involving local people. IIED's new database aims to gather more evidence on approaches that work, those that don't – and why
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are in place, but are policy makers ready and willing to bite? Dave Steinbach explains why now is the time to move from intent to action – and outlines a new approach on how to deliver SDG 14.
Our survey found broad support for a labelling scheme for biocultural heritage-based products. Now we need to get a pilot project off the ground