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The Bonn Challenge Barometer: Tool tracks restoration and reforestation progress
NAIROBI (Landscape News) — The Bonn Challenge, launched by the German government in 2011 in partnership with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is an ambitious global effort that aims to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020, and 350 million hectares by 2030.
Realizing the potential of Africa’s rangelands
NAIROBI (Lansdcape News) — Rangelands cover some 43 percent of Africa’s land area – approximately 5.1 million square miles. These vast shrub and grass lands are an important source of income for local pastoral communities and play a critical role in climate change mitigation as carbon sinks.
Collective Forestlands Key to Climate Mitigation Targets
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The baseline study, described as “the most comprehensive assessment to date of carbon storage in documented community lands worldwide,” points out that one third of the forest carbon documented in the study is located in areas where indigenous peoples and local communities lack formal recognition of their tenure rights, “putting them, their lands, and the carbon stored therein at risk”.