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IUCN World Conservation Congress: Reforest’Action meets international forest restoration stakeholders

From September 3rd to 11th, the last edition of the IUCN world congress took place in Marseille. This key international event gathered thousands of actors of nature conservation, ahead of the COPs. Over two days, Reforest’Action contributed to the global dialogue on the restoration of forests.

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Congrès - UICN - nature - FLR - Décennie - Nations Unies - Restauration - Forêt - reforestation

Amazonia, Siberia, Indonesia, Boreal regions… Understanding the different types of fires

Over the recent years, forest fires have been multiplying all over the world, causing major damages for biodiversity and Humankind. According to a study published in 2016 by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), scientists discovered - for the first time - a link between the rise of temperatures and the increase of fires frequency and intensity in the American Wild West. In 2019, the European Union's Earth observation programme Copernicus estimated that an average 11 hectares of land were burnt every second in the world..

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incendies - feux - changement climatique

Reconnecting with the living for sustainable humanity

The third annual Forest Month in 2021 will focus on the theme of restoring ecosystems, as Reforest’Action takes another look at the relationship between human societies and life in all its forms. How did we become disconnected from Nature down the centuries, and how has this schism not proved fatal? How can we create sustainable humanity, in harmony with natural ecosystems? Part philosophy and part ecology, reconnecting to the living is essential when thinking about tomorrow’s world.

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living - biodiversity - Ecosystems

Five initiatives in favor of the world's forests by 2030

In 2021, the world's forests are at a historical turning point. This momentum is particularly illustrated by the launch of the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration, in the wake of the emergence of a multitude of international initiatives, which aimed at taking fast and strong action over the next ten years to protect and restore forest ecosystems on a global scale. Discover the 5 initiatives that will mark the next decade in favor of forests.

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Restauration des écosystèmes - restauration des forêts

Protect and restore the world's forests, two urgent and complementary actions

Although forests provide us with invaluable services every day, they are still affected by deforestation at a pace of 10 million hectares deforested each year. Collective action to protect and restore forests is more urgent than ever. These actions, closely complementary and both urgently needed, will together provide a significant part of the global response to the climate and biodiversity crisis.

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Stéphane Hallaire - restauration des forêts - protection des forêts

Ecosystem restoration: 5 questions about the Great Green Wall of the Sahel region

Since 2007, the Great Green Wall project, led by the African Union, aims to fight against the spread of the desert by restoring natural ecosystems within a 15 km wide and 7,800 km long strip that crosses eleven Sahelian countries. Originally conceived as a vegetal barrier to hold the desert back, the project now has a broader approach: sustainable management and restoration of these arid ecosystems. Fifteen years after its launch, how is the Great Green Wall evolving? What challenges does it face and what are its future prospects? Discover the project through five questions.

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Forest Culture - Ecosystem restoration - Great Green Wall - désertification

Pierre Hermans : "The European forest is multifunctional by nature"

Although European forests do not face the same challenges as tropical forests do, they are nonetheless affected by degradation phenomena, caused, in particular, by climate change. What roles do European forests play in our lives and what challenges do they face? Why do they need to be restored to ensure their sustainability and multifunctionality ? Pierre Hermans, consultant and specialist in European projects for Reforest'Action, shares his expertise and reminds us that the continuous search for forest balance is what makes his job so interesting.

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European forests - reforestation in Europe - forest degradation - forest multifunctionality

Forests have superpowers !

Forests are allies of humanity. They are essential to the preservation of social and ecological balances and they provide us with many invaluable services every day. They have a preponderant role for the climate and biodiversity, for the economy, for the protection of our soils and territories, for water and food resources and for our health. However, their benefits are often unknown... On the occasion of the Forest Month, discover all the superpowers of trees and forests !

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sensibilization - benefits of trees - climate - biodiversity - wood - health - forest month

The threats facing forests

The forest is a common heritage, oh-so necessary for humanity but highly threatened. In spite of a collective awareness, tropical forests continue to be victims of intensive deforestation, mainly due to our consumption patterns. At the same time, forests in temperate zones are affected by hazards which are only increasing and directly linked to climate change. On the occasion of the "Forest Month", learn more about the two main types of threats facing the world's forests.​

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sensibilization - déforestation - forest degradation - climate hazards - forest month

Act every day to preserve forests

The demand linked to our consumption patterns is pushing farmers outside our borders and can lead to deforestation. But it doesn't have to be that way ! We can all take action in our daily lives. Acting for the forests means being more aware of what we are buying, as well as consuming less and better by choosing production methods that do not lead to deforestation.​

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awareness - forest month - eco-friendly actions