News in: Biodiversity

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Citizen Birdwatchers Join Kenya Bird Map Project

Kenya, a country only the size of Texas, has one of the richest avifaunas in Africa. In the past, birdwatchers in Kenya could find birds and interpret the significance of field observations only by reading ‘A Bird Book of Kenya’ written by Adrian Lewis, which recorded 1,065 species of birds in the country though most data were pretty outdated and recorded 30 years ago. Read on

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New Mind Map Resource Explains REDD+ within UNFCCC

Understanding REDD+ (Reduce Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and its finance mechanisms can be a painful process. In 2014, WWF together with the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Yale School of Environment and Forestry, produced a new series of visual mind maps detailing REDD+ within the UNFCCC system. Read on

 Evan Leeson

ICTs for Forestry and Green Growth

Climate Change and green growth are at the top of the natural resource development agenda of many developing countries, the latter a means to foster economic growth and development while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well-being relies. Read on

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Mapping Forest Carbon Stocks in Laos

Laos is rich in biodiversity. Its numerous landscapes range from mountainous areas to lowland plains. Laos is also a country rich in forest cover. Currently, 40 percent of the land area is covered by virgin forest, which is roughly classified into production, protection and conservation forest. Read on