Press Release

  • Experts: New wave of deforestation threatens Africa’s climate resilience

    A new wave of deforestation is sweeping across Africa decimating wildlife and threatening the resilience of its ecosystems to withstand the effects of climate change — especially in the area food security, experts said.. More

  • Ambitious 10-Year global research program aims to protect forest-carbon stocks, reduce risks for millions of farmers and forest communities

    With declining conditions in forests looming as a threat to climate health and the wellbeing of a billion impoverished people, the world's largest consortium of agricultural researchers announced today an ambitious 10-year global research programme devoted to forests and agro-forestry. More


  • Global forest community commemorates the life and work of Wangari Mathaai, and she issues a final challenge

    To commemorate and honour the life and work of Professor Wangari Maathai, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) opened Forest Day 5, one of the most intensive and influential annual global events on forests, with a short
    video about the Nobel Laureate. More

  • REDD needs to move quickly as forest degradation decimates Africa's wildlife, says leading conservationist

    The degradation of Africa's forests is decimating its wildlife, said Helen Gichohi, President of the African Wildlife Foundation, and she called for REDD+ funding to move more quickly to save the continent's forest.
    "Deforestation rates in Africa are already four times the world average and are accelerating," Gichohi said in a keynote speech at Forest Day 5 in Durban. More

Media advisory

  • World's top climate change & REDD+ experts to attend Forest Day in Durban

    More than 1,000 forestry experts, activists, policymakers, global leaders and climate change negotiators will gather on the sidelines of U.N. climate talks in Durban for the fifth annual Forest Day to discuss how forests can be better harnessed to slow the pace of global warming and help communities adapt to the changing environment. More

For more information, contact:

Daniel Cooney
Outreach Manager Center for International Forestry Research
Cell (Indonesian): +62 811 900 3264
Email: d.cooney@cgiar.org