The need to restore forest, both to protect biodiversity and to stabilize the climate, is urgent, experts say.
The construction of logging roads in the region has doubled over the past 15 years, and researchers warn that this increase could have serious environmental ramifications.
Forest soils recover from disturbances slowly over many years—up to 80 years following a wildfire and as many as 30 years after logging, much longer than previously thought.
In Kenya and Tanzania, native communities are capitalizing on the insect business to ditch the ecologically damaging and illegal logging trade.
New research has found that higher levels of inequality lead to more deforestation, whereas better equality leads to better forest protections.
Satellite data indicates that the Congo Basin lost an area of forest larger than Bangladesh between 2000 and 2014.
A massive nature preserve exists inside one of the world's largest megacities, and it's continued existence is vital to the urban area's water supplies and ecosystems.
John Mganga walks through a forest at night near his former workplace, the Amani Hill Research Station.