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The global tree restoration potential

The restoration of trees remains among the most effective strategies for climate change
mitigation.We mapped the global potential tree coverage to show that 4.4 billion hectares
of canopy cover could exist under the current climate. Excluding existing trees and
agricultural and urban areas, we found that there is room for an extra 0.9 billion hectares
of canopy cover, which could store 205 gigatonnes of carbon in areas that would naturally
support woodlands and forests. This highlights global tree restoration as our most effective

Wild Plants and You in the Times of COVID19 and the Essential Journey to Sustainability

With the current global spotlight on wild animal markets as a possible source of the COVID-19 epidemic, it is easy to forget that the biggest flows of “wildlife” in trade involve plants, not animals. This report summarises what is known about the trade in wild plant ingredients, the impacts of COVID-19 on the demand and trade in these resources and recommends ways forward to ensure their long-term availability to businesses, consumers and government agencies.

Climate Change in the American Mind

This report is based on findings from a nationally representative survey – Climate Change in the American Mind –conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (climatecommunication.yale.edu) and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication (climatechangecommunication.org). Interview dates: April 7 – 17, 2020. Interviews: 1,029 adults in the U.S. (18+). Average margin of error +/3 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

The Red List of US Oaks

The Red List of US Oaks report details for the first time the distributions, population trends, and threats facing all 91 native oak species in the U.S. using the IUCN Red List threat assessment platform, including updated versions of previously published assessments. The publication serves as a baseline for our current understanding of the state of the country’s oak trees and an authoritative guide for future conservation action.

2019 Report of the FABLE Consortium: Pathways to Sustainable Land-Use and Food Systems

The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land-Use, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium is a collaborative
initiative, operating as part of the Food and Land-Use Coalition, to understand how countries
can transition towards sustainable land-use and food systems. In particular, we ask how countries
can collectively meet associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the objectives of
the Paris Agreement. These objectives include food security and healthy diets for all, decent rural

Genetic homogenisation of two major orchid viruses through global trade‐based dispersal of their hosts

Orchid viruses are capable of causing flower deformities and death, which can severely
impact the horticultural industry and wild orchid conservation. Here we show
how two of these quickly evolving viruses display few genetic differences since their
first emergence, across countries and host plants. This is concerning as, despite biosecurity
regulations to control the movement of orchids and their related pathogens,
these patterns are suggestive of rapid and regular international movement of horticultural

2019 Park and Recreation Salary Survey Key Findings

The 2019 NRPA Park and Recreation Salary Survey report presents compensation data by agency size, type and certain demographic characteristics of incumbents in the positions (e.g., education, certifications and years in the profession). The analysis also examines factors that determine pay raises and bonuses (if offered) and highlights other benefits that comprise the full compensation package for park and recreation professionals.

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