Stress. Depression. Anxiety. Just plain mental fatigue. These are some of the causes of mental ill health that are increasingly common in our society. Spending more time in nature can help us with these. In fact, poor mental health is the largest cause of disability in the UK and rates are on the increase. There […]Read more
My name is Will and I am the Chief Adviser on Forests for WWF-UK. That means I am involved right across our work on forest conservation in our priority places, our work with businesses on their supply chains, and the latest international developments in science and policy including REDD+.
Before joining WWF-UK in 2014, I worked for the UK Government on international policy on forests, climate and development. More recently I ran a research project in Malawi on community forest management.Follow @@WillAC
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Dear Grandad, Its national tree week! All week at school this week we had special lessons on trees. I found out that forty years ago (in 2016) forests were being cut down in lots of different countries around the world. I couldn’t believe it! And that tigers and elephants and lots of other forest animals […]Read more
Today, a significant progress report on forest conservation across the world will be launched. Pre-released last week, the collaborative assessment led by Climate Focus in partnership with other organizations assesses progress towards the international goals in the 2015 New York Declaration on Forests. It shows a mixed scorecard and highlights deficiencies in data. The new progress […]Read more