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01 December 2021 General

Call for contributions - Towards fire-smart landscapes

EXTENDED | Tropical Forest Issues #61 (formerly ETFRN news) will document experiences on integrated fire management that address governance, landscape level implementation and local stakeholder participation. It will present context-specific examples of fire-smart management approaches in tropical landscapes, from which common features will be drawn.

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25 November 2021 General

Partnership between Tropenbos International and the Forest Foundation Philippines results in mutual learning - A conversation between René Boot and Jose Andres Canivel

Partnerships between NGOs are increasingly commonplace, providing opportunities to learn with and from each other. This is well illustrated by Tropenbos International and the Forest Foundation Philippines, which have been working together for five years. Over zoom, the directors of both organizations entered into a lively conversation, exploring the merits of their partnership.

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18 November 2021 the Netherlands

EU proposal for a regulation to curb EU-driven deforestation and forest degradation: a first step in the right direction but is it enough?

Deforestation and forest degradation are important sources of biodiversity loss, greenhouse gas emissions and human rights abuses. It is widely understood that EU consumption destructs tropical forests around the globe; the EU has therefore the responsibility to urgently act. Voluntary steps to make supply chains deforestation-free are not sufficient to address the problem of imported deforestation.

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17 November 2021 the Netherlands

Appointment of TBI Managing Director

Working to improve the governance and management of tropical forests for the benefit of people, biodiversity, and sustainable development.

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04 November 2021 Bolivia

Community forestry is central to Bolivia’s climate plans, but bottlenecks remain- In conversation with Humberto Gómez Cerveró

The Bolivian government sees community forestry as a way to achieve objectives related to both climate change and development. However, to truly unleash the potential of community forestry, the capacity of communities needs to be strengthened and the regulatory environment needs to be improved, says Humberto Gómez Cerveró.

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01 November 2021 Viet Nam

Community forest land allocation can help to achieve climate objectives in Viet Nam - In conversation with Tran Nam Thang

In Viet Nam, large areas of forests are traditionally managed by ethnic minorities. Allocating forest lands to these communities can result in better forest management, contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation goals, says Tran Nam Thang of Tropenbos Viet Nam.

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