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June 13, 2017

Thailand indigenous communities make their voices heard

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – “We as dependents of the forests are equally concerned about the rapid decrease in forest cover in Thailand.” As their lives are deeply rooted in the forests they live in, indigenous communities in Thailand expressed their sympathy READ MORE »

June 9, 2017

From Planning to Action: Civil Society Organizations Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN targets capacity building and formulation of regional advocacy and communications strategy on its 6th Annual Meeting

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – This year, the CSO Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN will focus its energy on strengthening its capacity as a regional body to effectively communicate and engage with the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWGSF), READ MORE »

May 17, 2017

For the queens!

HA NOI, Vietnam – For bees, the queen plays a crucial role in the cultivation of the colony. Due to the increasing threats on forest bees and their habitats, their populations are on a rapid decline. In Vietnam, bee experts have READ MORE »

November 20, 2016

ASEAN Regional Workshop on Bamboo Utilization

BOGOR, Indonesia – The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF), formerly known as ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) organized the ASEAN Regional Workshop on Bamboo Utilization as mandated by the ASEAN Senior Officials in Forestry (ASOF). Bamboo utilization development READ MORE »

November 15, 2016

Vietnam, the changing climate, and NTFPs

HANOI, Vietnam – The potential roles of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in climate change adaptation and mitigation have been part of on-going discussion not just ASEAN region. In Vietnam for example. NTFPs such as bambusa (bamboo) and pine resin are key to the READ MORE »

October 21, 2016

Seeing social forestry with a slightly different lens

MANILA, Philippines – The adoption of the Paris Agreement in 12 December 2015 created a momentum across the world for more ambition and cooperation to address climate change. At present, countries are undergoing their domestic processes for the ratification of READ MORE »

October 10, 2016

Connecting forests, people and climate change solutions

MANILA, Philippines – Through its strong commitment to comprehensive policies and institutional arrangements, the Philippines has strongly adhered to principles and values of social justice and rights in the formulation of its climate change plans. This espousal is seen in READ MORE »

September 16, 2016

Pastor Delbert Rice – Small Grant Fund opens

The NTFP-EP Micro Grant Fund (MGF) started in 2007 with the support of BothEnds and IUCN Netherlands and has assisted 33 initiatives in 6 countries. The MGF is awarded to promising new projects which need startup funds and established initiatives in READ MORE »