Thomas Elmqvist from the University of Stockholm warns that as an area the size of South Africa is expected to be lost to urbanisation, understanding the benefits of biodiversity will be vital.
Rural communities depend on forests for food, medicine, water and a place to live. This photo gallery illustrates the variety of services rainforests in the Amazon and Congo provide
What are the main benefits of forests and how can they help deal with climate change?
In the build-up to Rio+20 RTCC asked businesses from around the world to send us their stories. Today’s focus is how German clothing company VAUDE was able to measure and improve on its environmental impacts.
The idea of placing a value on the environment to encourage its protection has become increasingly popular, but critics say it amounts to little more than the privatisation.
How the conservation and sustainable use of Prunus africana is improving the lives of small-scale farmers in Africa.
Living Planet Index has declined 30% since 1970 as WWF calls for change of pace in the response at Rio+20.