27 May '11, 10pm

Restoring Forests: An Opportunity for Africa

Restoring Forests: An Opportunity for Africa

Tree planting in Senegal. Photo credit: Dorothy Voorhees New research shows that Africa offers some of the greatest opportunities globally for restoring forests. This post originally appeared on Mongabay . Tropical forest news last week was dominated by Indonesia and Brazil. Forest clearing has surged over the past year in parts of the Amazon, the Brazilian Government reported. Meanwhile, Indonesia’s President signed a moratorium on cutting some intact forest areas, as part of a landmark billion-dollar deal with international donors. But new research shows that Africa offers some of the greatest opportunities globally for restoring forests. Investors are gathering this week in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to learn more. The meeting, hosted by the World Agroforestry Center, together with the World Bank’s Program on Forests and others, aims to help mobilize private investmen...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/stories/2011/05/restoring-forests-oppo...

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