Forest Digest – Week of January 18, 2016
Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- Five reasons to be optimistic about the future of forests — World Economic Forum
2015 marked a strong year for forests with the outcome of the climate summit in Paris. This recent article details a list of reasons for the continued success of forest conservation throughout this year.
- Five trends that will define the world’s forests in 2016 — Eco-business.com
While some believe 2016 will bring much success for forests, others believe it may be a mixed bag, including James Cook University research professor Bill Laurance.
- Was 2015 a record year for wildfires? Dispute fans a debate over U.S. forests — Washington Post
With claims that 2015 could be a record year for wildfires, heated debate is breaking out regarding the best way to manage forests across the United States.
- Camera traps reveal that tropical forest protected areas can protect biodiversity — Phys.org
A new study released earlier this week in the journal PLOS Biology revealed that the effectiveness of protected areas within tropical forests may be higher than previously thought.