Hugh Biggar


Hugh Biggar has worked as a reporter for print and online publications, as a consultant for international agencies including the United Nations Development Program and the U.S. Peace Corps, and as an advisor for the Roshan Learning Center for refugees in Jakarta, Indonesia. He earned an MA in public affairs journalism from Stanford University with additional coursework at Stanford's school for International Policy Studies.

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10 principles devised to guide the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
16 Sep 2021

To restore degraded lands globally, organizations release shared vision guided by science

In Africa, finance lacks for landscape restoration, despite probable returns
18 Jun 2021

Here’s what experts said in two dialogues on Africa’s sustainable finance landscape

Gabon’s mangroves stand among the world’s tallest but face threats
15 Apr 2021

Studies show links between height and carbon storage, but development and climate change risks survival

Tech stars tackle landscape restoration in the Aral Sea in innovative competition
12 Apr 2021

Four winners receive funding to solve socioeconomic and environmental challenges in Central Asia

Locust outbreaks in the Horn of Africa are linked to the changing climate
10 Mar 2021

As rainfall increases, plagues expected to rise in frequency

Peaceful protectors of Cambodia’s Prey Lang forest, threatened by loggers and local authorities, vow to fight on
25 Nov 2020

International award goes to volunteer forest rangers in mainland Southeast Asia’s last lowland rainforest

A year later, still entrenched in the fight for Peru’s Chaparrí forests
15 Oct 2020

Environmental defender Javier Ruiz Gutierrez continues battling agribusiness and criminal networks to protect a national...

How are California’s redwood forests weathering fires and climate change?
17 Aug 2020

A look at climate change in the California Floristic Province

What to think of California’s new Tropical Forest Standard
18 Nov 2019

In its latest move as a global climate leader, the state directs new ‘low-carb’ standards at forests

Species loss is a loss for landscapes
2 Oct 2019

Thousands of species imperiled, critical update finds

Tackling logging in Cambodia? There’s an app for that
22 Jul 2019

Smartphone app helps communities fight illegal logging

Burn notice: Fire’s reality in the 21st century
1 May 2019

Scientists make call-to-action for a fire-smart future

In Ghana, one man plants a future with 20 million new trees
22 Apr 2019

This Earth Day, meet West Africa’s young eco-warrior

Forest protection efforts earn Indonesia millions
25 Mar 2019

Norway to pay the country for its reduction in emissions

Closing the land rights gap for 2.5 billion people
28 Nov 2018

Indigenous and local communities need tenure to protect – and survive in – landscapes