Local governments around the world have a new tool to help share and use vast amounts of biodiversity knowledge collected in the course of their work.
The infiltration of pine beetles in South Dakota has caused both loggers and members of the Lakota tribe to work together and are both working to clear the infected trees in their region.
The UNCSD Rio+20 presents an unparalleled opportunity to further the goals of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative – as poverty alleviation, food security, and environmental protection are all key themes of the meeting. With Rio+20
Video from Rainforest Alliance on developing local knowledge for farming in the forests of Madagascar.
"Conservation agriculture has been promoted as a means to increase water and nutrient efficiencies in semi-arid regions of African, through a suite of practices such as cover-cropping and no-till agriculture. However, adoption of conservation agriculture on the continent has been low.
Transformation of the Khorezm region of Uzbekistan from forested to agricultural landscapes resulted in the formation of hundreds of lakes, the dynamics of which are largely controlled by inputs from irrigation runoff waters. The importance of the ecological and socio-cultural dimensions of one of these lakes, Shurkul, is discussed in order to understand the connection between humans and their environment.