Expand conserved areas to boost global economy ravaged by Covid-19, says report

Green rice terraces amid a rainforest in Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia. As Covid-19 wreaks havoc on the world’s people and the global economy, a group of international researchers is looking... Read more »

India’s rural poor may lose out as drones map village land

Indian women and children bundle grain stalks after harvest. A nationwide programme to map residential land in rural India using drones may marginalise lower-caste communities and women. A government plan... Read more »

India’s tree planting, conservation push sparks land conflicts

International Atomic Energy Agency officials during a tree planting ceremony at the Tamil Nadu State in India. India’s conservation drive aimed at reducing carbon emissions puts poor villagers and... 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 »

How can businesses address biodiversity loss? Start by being less bad for nature

A wild orangutan in Borneo. Every industry can look at ways to make its production chain more biodiversity-friendly. Cosmetics firms can look at reducing palm oil use, while wineries... 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 »

24 hours for more sustainable todays and tomorrows

A store selling nothing but snacks in Japan. The GLF event will focus on how changes in consumption patterns can make a difference, through choices in nutrition, fashion, transportation,... Read more »