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.




Hommage à la gagnante du Prix Nobel pour la paix Wangari Maathai  disparue récemment

Pour commémorer et honorer la vie et les travaux de Wangari Maathai, le Partenariat de collaboration sur les forêts (PCF) a inauguré la Journée de la forêt 5 par une brève vidéo sur la gagnante officielle du Prix Nobel.

Ce film a été commandé par le PNUE, le Centre mondial d’agroforesterie et le CIFOR au nom du PCF. Des remerciements particuliers vont à Isabelle Pierrard du PNUE pour son travail sur la production. Des remerciements vont aussi à Abbie Sharp des Tin Roof Productions.

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