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22 Jun 2014

Explore the importance of the world's forests in Rome, Italy

The world’s forests are under the spotlight in Rome, Italy this week for World Forest Week and FAO’s 22nd Committee on Forestry (COFO 22) including a Bioversity International side-event.

16 Jun 2014

Bioversity International Annual Report 2013

The 2013 Annual Report presents some highlights of our work about how we consume, produce, plant and safeguard agricultural biodiversity.

04 Jun 2014

Action needed to safeguard genetic diversity of the world's forests

The State of the World's Forest Genetic Resources report constitutes a major step in building the knowledge base required for action towards better conservation and sustainable management of the planet's precious forest genetic resources.

22 May 2014

Celebrating island diversity on the International Day for Biological Diversity

M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, writes a blog post about island biodiversity and celebrates with a forest canopy walk in Malaysia — one of the most biodiversity-rich countries in the world.

19 May 2014

Forest genetic resources under spotlight at Forests Asia Summit

Forest scientists urge for the Global Plan of Action for Conservation, Sustainable Use and Development of Forest Genetic Resources to be woven into national and international programmes and strategies.

30 Apr 2014

Bioversity International researchers to present at Forests Asia Summit

Sharing knowledge on how South-east Asia can accelerate the shift toward a green economy by better managing its forests and landscapes will be the focus of Forests Asia Summit, taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia from 5-6 May 2014.

 

 

15 Apr 2014

To sustain timber yields in Asian forests genetic issues must be addressed

Forestry experts at Bioversity International and the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia call attention to the impacts of logging on the genetic diversity of timber trees in Asian forests, and its effects on timber production.

21 Mar 2014

Celebrating forest and tree diversity on the International Day of Forests

Bioversity International researcher Judy Loo and FAO's Albert Nikiema discuss forest genetic resources and the preparation of the first ever State of the World Report on Forest Genetic Resources.

06 Mar 2014

Voices from the rainforest

This year for International Women's Day, Bioversity has collected stories that inspire progress. Two Malaysian women, Jaliah and Angeline, share their experiences in this blog post.

06 Mar 2014

How gender-specific knowledge is inspiring change in Kyrgyzstan’s walnut forests

Knowledge that can contribute to sustainable biodiversity management and conservation can differ between men and women within a community. Find out how taking a participatory research approach to gather that knowledge is proving fruitful.

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