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Interview with Léonidas Nzigiyimpa, winner of the Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award

Léonidas Nzigiyimpa, winner of the 2019 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award, talks about why it is essential to involve local communities and women in the conservation and restoration of forests.


  

 

 

 

GFEP Forests and Water

On 10 July 2018 at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York, the Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) on Forests and Water presents: "Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities. A Global Assessment Report", published as IUFRO World Series 38. Around 50 scientists working in more than 20 countries contributed to the study. Listen to interviews that IUFRO led with the co-chairs of the Expert Panel. GFEP is an initiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) led by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).


  

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

Finding Balance: our future, our forests

Forests are an integral part of our lives and our future. They are essential not only for storing carbon and thus maintaining the atmosphere, but they also sustain an extraordinary amount of biodiversity. This great breadth of life is responsible for close to half of all our medicines. In short, we need healthy forests in order to survive.


 

 

Narayan Kaji Shrestha Nepalese forest activist

Narayan Kaji Shrestha has won the first-ever Collaborative Partnership on Forests Wangari Maathai Award for his outstanding contribution to forests. The award was established this year to honour the life and work of the late Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai. Dr Shrestha is recognized as one of main architects of the community forestry movement in Nepal, which he has spent three decades promoting and which has contributed significantly to restoring forest resources in the country.

 


 

 

Un homenaje a la ganadora fallecida del premio Nobel de la Paz Wangari Maathai


Para conmemorar y honrar la vida y la obra de la Profesora Wangari Maathai, la Asociación de Colaboración en materia de Bosques (ACB) inauguró el Día de los Bosques 5 con un breve video sobre la Premio Nobel.

Esta película fue encargada por el PNUMA, el ICRAF y el CIFOR en representación de la ACB. Un especial agradecimiento a Isabelle Pierrard del PNUMA por su trabajo en la producción. Asimismo, se agradece a Abbie Sharp de Tin Roof Productions.

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