The latest edition of UN Environment Programme (UNEP)’s “State of the World’s Forests” report examines the contributions of forests, and of the people who use and manage them, to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
The palm oil industry has grown rapidly in recent decades, and with that growth has come significant negative effects to fragile forest ecosystems. A report from United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) explains palm oil plantations’ impact on the environment and highlights the resulting destruction of great ape habitats across Southeast Asia and Africa.
The 2016 Global Planet Report--prepared by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, Protected Planet, and the United Nations Environment Programme--discusses the connection between biodiversity and sustainable use and the role of protected areas in long-term conservation goals.. .
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