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From Desert to Forest: Indigenous Communities Restore 20,000 Hectares of Forest in Mexico

Written by: Juan Mayorga In Tepejillo, on one of the many hills in the southern Mexican municipality of San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca, extreme erosion has transformed the earth into bare rock, making it difficult to imagine that the area used to be home to a...

Farmers in Honduras and Costa Rica Learn Alternative to Slashing and Burning Rainforests

Written by: Stephanie Manuzak Rainforests are an important defense against climate change because they absorb carbon. But many are being destroyed on a massive scale. In the tropics, farmers often slash and burn forests to clear fertile land for crops. The practice involves cutting down vegetation...

Meet Coté Castañeda, the Recycling Expert that Connects People and Companies Contributing to the Circular Economy

This profile is published in collaboration with Level Magazine Coté Castañeda is an industrial and civil engineer, and she is a dreamer and visionary of the circular economy, sustainability, and green businesses focused on recycling processes. Currently, she has advised 120 public and private companies...

Why Apple is investing in Colombia’s mangroves

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Natasha Vizcarra This topic will be explored at the Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2019 on 22–23 June. Register to attend or tune-in digitally here. It’s easy to get lost in the narrow channels of a mangrove forest. On either side, tangled clumps of curving...

Colombian President-Elect Pledges to Shift Away from Fossil Fuels, Protect Amazon Rainforest

Written by Kimberly White  The future of one of the world’s most biodiverse countries may become a little greener following a surprising electoral victory. Gustavo Petro and his running mate, Goldman Environmental Prize-winning environmental activist Francia Márquez, won Colombia’s 2022 presidential election, marking a significant...

These Andean Communities are Helping Restore the World’s Highest Forests

Written by: Harry Kretchmer On the misty slopes of the High Andes, villagers are at work planting trees. Some have bundles of seedlings tied to their backs, others have babies. They have been doing this for 20 years. Small teams like this have planted over 3...

Lessons Learned From a Decade of REDD+ in Guyana

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Gloria Pallares Guyana, meaning “land of water,” is one of the smallest, most densely forested countries in South America. It is also an important part of the Amazon biome. In 2009, the country made a landmark pact with Norway to maintain...

Streets of Rio de Janeiro to be Free from Fossil Fuels by 2030

Written by: Kimberly White Best known for its beaches and annual Carnival, the city of Rio de Janeiro has taken a step in its battle against air pollution stemming from the millions of vehicles on the city’s streets. In an effort to work towards a more...

Victory: Indigenous Community Wins Decades-Long Battle to Safeguard Land

Written by: Maxwell Radwin An Indigenous community in Ecuador has finally obtained national protections for part of its territory after decades of fighting off deforestation and pollution in its mega-diverse rainforests. Ecuador’s National System of Protected Areas now includes the 5,497-hectare (13,583-acre) ancestral Tiwi Nunka Forest,...

Mexico City Wins One Planet City Challenge, Recognized for Ambitious Climate Action

Written by: Kimberly White  Mexico City has been recognized for its work to combat the climate crisis. WWF has announced that Mexico City is the Global Winner of its 2020 One Planet City Challenge (OPCC). Created in 2011, the OPCC aims to mobilize cities to take...
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Victory: Indigenous Community Wins Decades-Long Battle to Safeguard Land

Written by: Maxwell Radwin An Indigenous community in Ecuador has finally obtained national protections for part of its territory after decades of fighting off deforestation...

Ambulances for Plants: Meet India’s Ecological Emergency Service

Written by: Simon Read An ambulance speeds through the streets, but it doesn’t have blue lights or any kind of siren. And instead of medical...

Eating Less Food from Animal Sources is Key to Reducing the Risk of Wildlife-Origin...

Written by: Giulia Wegner and Kris Murray The world is at greater risk of infectious diseases that originate in wildlife because people are encroaching on...