Gorongosa National Park is being reforested via coffee and agroforestry

Gorongosa National Park is reforesting itself with the help of shade-grown coffee and other agroforestry crops. Marketed internationally, Gorongosa Coffee and other related ventures employ many local and indigenous people via this regenerative form of agriculture. The park’s plantings are beneficial to wildlife, too: in addition to birds that frequently visit the agroforests, these plots […]

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New study shows where we should grow more forest to fight climate change

In a new study published this week in Nature, researchers found that, globally, rates of potential forest carbon sequestration presumed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were underestimated by 32%. When considering just tropical regions, that number went up to 53%. Conversely, the study found that the maximum climate mitigation potential from reforestation […]

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Biodiversity boosts crop pollinators and pest controllers, study finds

  A new study looks at the reliance on biodiversity of ecosystem services provided by pollinating and pest-controlling insects. Up to half of the detrimental impacts of the “landscape simplification” that monocropping entails come as a result of a diminished mix of ecosystem service-providing insects. The scientists found that the reduction in ecosystem services provided […]

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