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Rainforest deforestation
Credit: 
Leonardo F. Freitas

Perspectives on Forestry

Francesca de Gasparis | The Green Belt Movement

The Green Belt Movement won the Nobel Peace Prize for its founder, Wangari Maathai. Francesca de Gasparis looks at how the movement has developed.

John Sauven | Greenpeace: origins, campaigns and visions

John Sauven looks through the highs, lows and lessons learnt by Greenpeace, a global network of ordinary people willing to do extraordinary things to protect the environment.

Yolanda Kakabadse | WWF: a reflective narrative

In 1961, the year in which WWF was established, the world was a very different  place. Then, around a billion people lived in the world, fewer than half the  number now alive, global average life expectancy was around 30 per cent lower  than today, and air travel was a luxury for the few while mobile phones and the internet were part of science fiction.

 

Timeline for Forestry

Go to Sustainable Development Timeline to see milestones for all themes.