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Check out what’s happened this week in forestry news!

Despite the many benefits of trees, especially in urban environments, countless trees are removed to make space for more roads and buildings. This year, the theme for the International Day of Forests was forests and sustainable cities. Numerous cities around the world are making the effort to plan, plant, and nurture urban forests.

In a new study focused on forests in the eastern U.S., researchers determined that climate change-induced shifts in rainfall and temperature are affecting the abundance of numerous tree species. Some forests are already starting to look different, which affects their ability to absorb carbon.

Jaguars and well-managed logging concessions can coexist, say conservationists – Wildlife Conservation Society via EurekaAlert!

A recent study published in Biological Conservation investigated the impact of logging activities on jaguars in Guatemala and Peru. Researchers found that carefully managed logging operations can play an important role in maintaining habitats for jaguars and other large wildlife species.

What is blue carbon?

Blue carbon is carbon captured and stored in oceans and coastal ecosystems. It also includes coastal carbon stored in tidal wetlands. Mangrove forests and other wetlands are effective carbon sinks. They have the potential to play a major role in meeting national and global targets on climate change.