Six million mangrove seedlings had been planted with an 86 percent success rate as of the VCS report. Worldview International Foundation aims to restore 100,000 hectares (247,000 acres) of destroyed mangrove forest in Myanmar over the next 15 years.
Contributing billions of dollars per year to local communities and national economies, UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites provide critical ecosystem benefits and a lifeline that keeps our connection to nature intact.
High-level representatives from 195 nations party to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification,, along with civic and environmental groups, will meet in Windhoek to assess progress and plan for future actions to address desertification, land degradation and drought, issues that now affect 168 nations at a cost of some $490 billion, not to mention the loss of lives, health, livelihoods, biodiversity and ecosystems.
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity is taking note of a first set of “best practice” guidelines for enacting an interdisciplinary, ecosystem-based “Landscape Approach” to forest, agriculture and land use management that takes greater account of human use and community development.