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2,500 scientists from more than 100 countries gathered at the 24th World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). Convened under the theme “Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research”, the Congress took place from 5 to 11 October...

The 2nd edition of the FOREST EUROPE ‘Show Off Your Forest’ photographic competition opened today.

 

2,110 people from 41 countries participated in the 1st edition of this competition by submitting their works and voting. Even more people are expected to...

The Food and Agriculture Organizations of United Nations (FAO) has announced the launch of Open Foris, a set of free and open-source software tools that aims to facilitate forest monitoring in developing nations.  The announcement was made during the International Union of Forest Research...

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN), Bioversity International and FOREST EUROPE Liaison Unit Madrid will organize a side event at the NH Hotel in Cuenca, Spain, from 18:15 to 19:45 on 3 November 2014. It will take place...

Representatives of more than 30 governments, 30 companies, and 60 civil society and indigenous organizations endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests at the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 held in New York, United States of America, on 23 September.

 

Forests are...

Agreement on only one approach to the valuation of forest ecosystem services (VFES) in the pan-European region is neither easy nor advisable. This is the opinion of the experts who attended the FOREST EUROPE workshop held on 24-25 September in Belgrade, Serbia.

 

Delegates...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing a two-year (2014-2015) project in order to further develop and harmonize indicators for sustainable forest management (SFM) in particular on socio-economic and governance aspects, and to strengthen their use as a...

Many challenges are involved in estimating the value of Forest Ecosystem Services (FES) and the implementation of these mechanisms.

 

The need to discuss these challenges and to find a common approach to face them is the focus of the FOREST EUROPE workshop to be held on 24-25...

FOREST EUROPE has the pleasure to announce the dates of the following meetings, to be held in the week of 3-7 November 2014 in Cuenca (Spain):

 

Round Table on updating the Sustainable Forest Management Tools: 3 November 2014. During this...

The first steps in developing a forest naturalness indicator for Europe have been documented by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in a recently published technical report.

 

The report clarifies the concept of High Nature Value (HNV) for forests, discussing how it differs...

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