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Fruits of the forest

Once a hotbed of political unrest, southern Kyrgyzstan is now home to an innovative ecotourism initiative based around its walnut forests

Defenders of the forest

Threats to Cambodia’s remote Cardamom forests, which offer a last refuge to numerous endangered species, have led to the formation of an unusual alliance
An international team of scientists has developed a map that identifies the areas in tropical Africa where carbon-stocking projects would provide the greatest benefits
Adding calcium to the soil can help to reverse the decades-long decline of forests damaged by acid rain, according to a paper published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters

Looking differently

Rainforest conservation has long focused on pristine jungle and indigenous communities. Geordie Torr visits a new project in Manu, Peru, that’s instead investigating the importance of degraded forest and immigrant communities

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