Category Archives: United Nations

State of the World’s Forests

State of the World's Forests (FAO)

Forest cover has been shrinking at an alarming rate with a net loss of 3.3 million hectares per year. Much of it, about 80%,  is cleared to make room for agriculture. 

As the world’s population continues to increase, demand for food will also rise. The challenge will be to feed nine billion people while also preventing further loss of forest land.

Colombia: Rebuilding Lives, Restoring Hope

Rebuilding Lives, Restoring Hope (FAO)

During five decades of war, millions of Colombians left their homes to escape executions, kidnappings and land seizures by armed groups. 

When the violence finally waned, many wanting to return found their homes were inhabited by someone else, or lost to the wilderness.

Sichuan Earthquake, Remembered

Sichuan Earthquake, Remembered

A video prepared for a UNICEF event to thank donors and supporters of quake-relief efforts in Sichuan. The video and photos were shot by Diego Herrero and others. Edited by Steve Nettleton and Diego Herrero.