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The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests
The theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy.
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As Thailand ramps up its palm oil sector, peat forests feel the pressure - 24 Mar, 2017
Thailand is aiming to increase its domestic palm oil production 50 percent over the next nine years while at the same time trying to reclaim encroached peat forest from smallholders. Read more...

Scientists: protect vast Amazon peatland to avoid palm oil 'environmental disaster' - 23 Mar, 2017
A recently discovered peatland in northeast Peru contains two years worth of US carbon emissions, writes Joe Sandler Clarke, but it's under threat from the rapidly advancing 'palm oil frontier'. Now scientists are calling for the wetland's immediate protection - before it's too late to save it. Read more...

In War on Haze, Indonesia Has New Ally: Tribespeople - 22 Mar, 2017

Setelah Cabut Izin Grup PT RAPP, Jokowi Serahkan Konsesi Kepada Rakyat 7 Desa di Meranti - 21 Mar, 2017
Setelah berjuang hampir 10 tahun, akhirnya masyarakat 7 Desa di Kecamatan Tebingtinggi Timur, Kabupaten Kepulauan Meranti berhasil merebut daulat penuh wilayah kelolanya. Read more...

NUS develops way to turn mesh bags into haze-busters - 21 Mar, 2017
Solution poured onto nets, laundry bags can transform them into PM2.5 air filters Read more...

St Andrews University researchers warn eco disaster could result if farmers encroach on tropical peatlands - 21 Mar, 2017
Barely-touched tropical peatlands recorded recently by scientists in South America and Africa are said to be at risk from encroaching developments. Read more...

Green economy becomes more concrete in Sumatra - 21 Mar, 2017
Plagued with illegal logging, forest fires, the uncontrolled development of plantations and mining sites, as well as human settlement, forested areas on the island of Sumatra have been in rapid decline, shrinking to 10.5 million hectares as of last year from 15.8 million ha in 2000. Read more...

Newly-discovered peatlands must be protected to prevent climate change - 20 Mar, 2017
Recently discovered peatlands in Amazonia and Africa must be protected from commercial agriculture to prevent environmental disaster, say researchers at the University of St Andrews. Read more...

Peatlands Survey in Lao PDR, February 2015 GEF-6 Consultation Meeting, Kuala Lumpur EU Ambassadors visit to Raja Musa Forest Reserve. More photos >>


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