The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed every year on 17 June all over the world. The international day of observance is promoted by the United Nations and aims to raise awareness the increasing dangers of desertification, land degradation and drought amongst public and policy makers.
In a recent press release, posted in the run to on World Day to Combat Desertification, June 17, 2011 UN, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has emphasized that the importance of management, conservation and sustainable development of dry forests in combating desertification.
Togo, Nigeria and Ghana have the highest rates of deforestation out of 65 nations, according to a study released today which surveyed a total of 1.66 billion hectares of tropical forest around the world.
Arid zone forests are the “invisible” backbone of humanity’s food security today and must be protected according to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.
The International Day for Biological Diversity takes place on Sunday 22nd May. Find out more about the day and how you can make a difference with ITF.
Bold targets are needed to stop forest loss or more than 230 million hectares of forest could disappear by 2050, according to a new WWF report.
The UK Government gave its backing to a global scheme which will help developing countries cut their carbon emissions.
Greenpeace have published their report – ‘Bad Influence’ which look at the ways in which Mckinsey-inspired plans are leading to forest destruction.
WWF-UK has produced a great case study that captures some of the impacts and challenges experienced in over 5 years of work in Paraguay’s Atlantic forests.
Rural Development Interdiocesan Service (RDIS) have provided a very encouraging project end report despite difficult circumstances.