In focus Wetlands


Fact File - 30 Oct 2015
What are the costs of the fires? Why do they start? How does the smoke affect health and wildlife? What happens next? Answers to these and more ...
News - 16 Jun 2017
Is eating a kilogram of shrimp worth 1600 kilos of greenhouse emissions?

News - 15 Jun 2017
New map reveals more tropical peat
Results provide fresh opportunities to combat climate change
Video - 6 Jun 2017
Dennis del Castillo of Peruvian Amazon Research Institute: ‘Peatlands are seen as wastelands’
How Peru can learn from Indonesia's experience to better manage its peatlands
Video - 29 May 2017
Lera Miles of UN Environment: ‘There’s much more peatland there than anyone had ever anticipated’
Why the international community should do its part to support the Congo Basin countries in preserving their peatlands
Photo Essay - 18 May 2017
Living in a toxic haze
The daily reality of Indonesia's peatland fires
Video - 17 May 2017
People and peat
Making a living on protected land
Video - 17 May 2017
People and peat
Interview - 16 May 2017
Preserving precious peat in the Congo Basin
How the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could bring a recently-discovered peatland into its REDD process
Interview - 15 May 2017
Peru’s peat
Recognizing the potential of Peru’s wetlands in tackling climate change
Interview - 15 May 2017
Peru’s peat
News - 3 May 2017
Local law and order
Can communities and legislation stop Indonesian peatfires?
News - 3 May 2017
Local law and order
News - 2 Feb 2017
Where the land meets the sea: Governing mangrove forests
As countries ponder how to encourage mangrove conservation, the role of people, rights, and governance institutions should receive equal consideration
News - 1 Feb 2017
Protecting Tanzania’s mangroves
Why the current conservation scheme is falling short, and alternative approaches to strengthen it
Analysis - 30 Jan 2017
The human element of mangrove management
Forests News invited Stephen Brooks, Land Tenure and Resource Governance Advisor for USAID, to write this special guest article in advance of World Wetlands...