Meet José Inés. In 1995, José Inés, with a group of like-minded local friends, embarked on a journey aimed at restoring mangrove forests in the San Crisanto community in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Find out why.
Articles Tagged: International Day of Forests
Mangroves – seen from space and taller than you might think!
We may not always think about mangroves on the International Day of Forests, but we should. Mangroves are most definitely trees…with 80 different species of mangroves trees around the world. Despite their mighty abilities, mangroves occupy only 0.1% of the Earth’s surface. This makes analyzing and monitoring global mangrove forests very difficult.
A bamboo conservation initiative creates a new future for a Vietnamese community
“Bamboo has a role to play in protecting the environment and in the fight against climate change. It is a champion of sustainable development,” says My Hanh Diep Thi, founder of the Bamboo Village of Phu An in the Binh Duong province of Viet Nam. Read his story.
Let’s go nuts for conservation arithmetic
How many pounds make a good crop of Brazil nuts? The Xikrin and Parakanã indigenous peoples in the Amazon are trying to figure this out. In these communities, people are creating a sustainable product chain of organic Brazil nuts, collected and processed inside these two indigenous owned lands.
Celebrating International Day of Forests
Let’s applaud forests of all kinds, old, young, small and tall. They cover one-third of Earth’s land area, contain more than half of the world’s terrestrial plants and animals, are the source of two-thirds of all cancer- fighting medicines, and absorb over 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide annually.