Tiger sighting on Sumatran highway causes a stir, but is no surprise

Sumatra’s remaining forests are home to highly threatened animals found nowhere else, like the critically endangered Sumatran tiger. A picture of a tiger near an under-construction highway in Sumatra’s... Read more »

Vietnam’s new conservation plan prioritises trees and people, but not emissions

Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in northern Vietnam. The forest ecosystems services programme is the first national plan that puts a price on carbon and funnels those dollars specifically... Read more »

Borneo activists win a court battle to bar a coal miner from their land

Children play in a river lined with coal stockpiles in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Indigenous groups and local officials have successfully argued that the firm, PT Mantimin Coal Mining, should... Read more »

2020 marks a turning point for nature’s role in climate solutions

Mangrove restorations have been conducted since the 1950s by local communities in southern China. Global biodiversity talks in China this year will highlight nature-based solutions that could meet one-third... Read more »

Wildfire-hit countries in need of new strategies to tame burning threat

Firefighter looking towards the bushfires in Victoria Wildfires around the world are surging in number, size, strength and destruction, driven partly by global warming, while ever more people and... Read more »

How insect farming is lifting Cambodians out of poverty

Former textile factory worker Ngo Sinoun, 37, is now an insect farmer. A more lucrative trade than working in textile factories, insect farming is proving to be a key... Read more »

Indonesia urged to follow ‘game-changer’ Malaysia on palm oil maps

Smoke covers the forest in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan in Indonesia Making palm oil plantation maps publicly available could make it easier to monitor who is responsible for fires and deforestation.... Read more »

Do Smallholders hold the key to sustainable palm oil?

Suharynanto, head of smallholder cooperative KUD Karya Makmur, oversees the planting of palm oil seedlings to kickstart a new growing cycle. Palm oil smallholders play an increasing role in... Read more »

Plants are working hard to keep pace with increasing carbon dioxide

Flora and fauna of Borneo’s rainforest. Using computer models, researchers found that elevated carbon dioxide levels drive increase in leaf area of plants in the tropics. Thanks to human actions,... Read more »

Tall and old or dense and young: Which kind of forest is better for the climate?

Deforestation of a rainforest in Indonesia. Researchers are calling on the industry to help buffer climate change by doubling tree harvest rotations to 80 years, and urge government agencies... Read more »