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To the bonobos, the signals are clear: pressure on their rainforest habitat is on the rise. It's visible in the rise of orphan arrivals at the Lola-ya-Bonobo sanctuary near Kinshasa. If nothing is done, various economic and demographic pressures on the Congo Basin forest could wipe out our closest relatives and release the equivalent of 1 billion tons of carbon in the atmosphere, by 2030.
Is Western Europe climbing down the "energy ladder"? Can traditional woodfuel be part of a modern energy mix? Two recent publications outline steps to help modernize woodfuel production and use, including in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Diji Chandrasekharan Behr, a Natural Resource Economist at PROFOR, was one of several panelists at a side event on Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry at UNFF 10 last week. In this blog, she asks why are we not seeing more investments in small and medium forest enterprises.
PROFOR's manager, Peter Dewees, is attending UNFF 10 in Istanbul this week. He mentioned "brilliant and inspiring films" that were presented at a side-event on Forest Heroes, produced in some cases by very young and talented film-makers. For those who did not make it, we have embedded the winning entries.