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August 9, 2018

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples reflection

On this day, we underline the continuing plight of indigenous peoples all over the world. More than ever, developmental and other related pressures have caused an increasing trend of migration among communities. Many indigenous peoples have relocated to urban areas READ MORE »

July 10, 2018

The growing potentials of non-wood forest products for the cosmetic and fragrance industry

This side event will discuss the importance and potential of non-wood forest products (NWFPs) for the cosmetic and fragrance sector globally. Specific experiences from Asia and the Pacific will be presented based on 12 country studies prepared as part of READ MORE »

June 24, 2018

Tracking promises: CSOs present a report card on social forestry in ASEAN

DA NANG, Vietnam – Over 80 representatives from ASEAN civil society, local communities, and forest stakeholders are gathered in the 7th Annual Meeting of the Civil Society Organizations Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN (CSO Forum) on 24-25 June 2018 READ MORE »

May 18, 2018

Keeping it flowing: The Palaw’an almaciga story

PALAWAN, Philippines – an island province  known for the abundance of forest resources, is hailed the country’s last frontier. It is home to a number of indigenous people, one of whom are the Palaw’an. Pewpenew Mountain, in Brooke’s Point, Palawan READ MORE »

March 27, 2018

HIVE: The NTFP-EP e-Learning Platform

For many years, experts have studied the collective intelligence of insects such as bees in the way they communicate in nature. It has been discovered that the information exchange among individual bees is perhaps the most essential component of the READ MORE »

March 21, 2018

Making greener cities through greener choices

There is much potential for city consumers to make a change when it comes to fighting climate change. Likewise, a strong call to make more environment-friendly choices when it comes to buying stuff does exist. While a number of enterprising READ MORE »

March 2, 2018

Twenty extraordinary years of NTFP-EP

MANILA, Philippines – In 1989, the Netherlands Committee for IUCN (NC-IUCN) conducted one of the pioneer comprehensive field-level surveys on the economic and ecological role of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in Southeast Asia. The groundbreaking publication by de Beer and READ MORE »

February 19, 2018

Yam harvest in Kudhraiyar nursery

TAMIL NADU, India – About 2-2.5 years ago several species of yams were sown in the Kudhraiyar nursery of the Palni Hills Conservation Council in Tamil Nadu. The yams were from several parts of central India (Maharashtra, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Tamil READ MORE »