FRA 2000 was made possible through the committment and contributions of a large number of dedicated professionals worldwide.
First of all, many forestry professionals working for their respective national institutions provided country data, analyses and information - often after considerable efforts to meet the detailed requests from FAO. Their submissions ensured that FRA 2000 was based on the most reliable information in every country. National experts also reviewed and validated the findings related to their respective countries and many participated in FRA 2000 related meetings or workshops around the world.
Secondly, a large number of persons were assigned to specific tasks in the assessment, ranging from literature surveys to remote sensing and mapping and covering a broad set of forestry subjects. The following 238 persons representing 72 nationalities are hereby acknowledged for their efforts in various assignments within FRA 2000: M. Ikermoud (Algeria); J. Beltran, S. Maradei (Argentina); R. Penny, D. Race, R. Lesslie, P. Tickle (Australia); A. Knieling, M. Noebauer, N. Winkler (Austria); L. De Pontbriand, T. Jacobs (Belgium); L. Akpado (Benin); C. Lisboa, M. Shuchvoski, C. Foelkel, S. Kengen, P. Moura Costa, J. Siqueira, I. Soressini, G. Stacioli, I. Tomasini, D. Campos Jansen, L. Cirineu, E. da Sila Fagundes Filho, A. Harausz, T. Krug, M. Marcos Andrey Hermogenes, M. Maristela Félix de Lima, S. Velásquez, E. Veras Micheletti (Brazil); J. Compaore, C. Kabore (Burkina Faso); A. Bararwandika (Burundi); R. Eba' Atyi (Cameroon); F. Banoun, M. Gillis, W. Glen, J. Innes, J. Williams, H. Hirvonen, D. Leckie, Z. Kalensky (Canada); P. Mangala, A. Zanga (Central African Republic); B. Djekourbian (Chad); Z. Du, X. Li, (China); M. Andrade (Colombia); P. Boundzanga, G. Nkéoua (Congo); K. Mbizi (Democratic Republic of the Congo); L. Corrales, F. Franklin, D. Morales, X. Soto, L. Ugalde, K. Oliveira Barvosa, G. Robles Valle, A. Salas, C. Scholz, R. Solano Alvarado, J. Tosi, R. Villalobos Soto, V. Watson (Costa Rica); O. Koffi (Côte d'Ivoire); V. Henzlik, J. Pavlis (Czech Republic); H. Olesen (Denmark); T. Omran (Egypt); P. Bololo (Equatorial Guinea); M. Bekele (Ethiopia); S. Jaakkola, P. Kauppi, K. Korhonen, A. Lehtonen, J. Liski, P. Tiusanen, E. Tomppo, P. Vourinen, R. Päivinen (Finland); I. Amsallem, C. Bernard, P. Couteron, A. Le Magadoux, J. Valdenaire, M. Pain-Orcet, S. Petit, M. Bellan, O. Ostermann, D. Richard (France); J. Bile Allogho, P. Koumba Zaou (Gabon); J. Sillah (Gambia); J. Goldammer, M. Köhl, F. Schmitz, U. Bohn, C. Kleinn (Germany); F. Odoom (Ghana); P. Baeza (Guatemala); K. Diombera (Guinea Bissau); P. Csoka (Hungary); K. Govil, D. Pandey, J. Singh, A. Wahal, V. Bhalla, D. Bist, T. Bist, R. Chaturvedi, B. Chauhan, P. Joshi, S. Nautiyal, S. Pipara, H. Singh (India); M. Mirsadeghi (Iran); A. Shakir (Iraq); S. Iremonger (Ireland); I. Ambrosini, A. Baccini, P. De Salvo, A. Dell'Agnello, C. Dibari, R. Drigo, M. Garzuglia, U. Leonardi, M. Maggi, R. Messina, O. Pfister, V. Robiglio , R. Scotti, F. Urbani (Italy); A. Al Wadi (Jordan); C. Kahuki, H. Kojwang, J. Legilisho-Kiyiapi, J. Ndambiri, G. Ochieng (Kenya); F. Asmar (Liban); S. Ramakavelo, B. Ramamonjisoa, H. Randrianjafy (Madagascar); W. Wan Mohd (Malaysia); A. Kouyaté, A. Maiga, H. Yossi (Mali); N. Ould Taleb (Mauritania); L. Morales (Mexico); M. Et-Tobi, O. M'Hirit (Morocco); M. Monjane (Mozambique); F. Deodatus (Netherlands); J. Barton, D. Mead, C. Perley (New Zealand); Mahamane (Niger); C. Ameh, O. Olaleye (Nigeria); A. Ennals, S. Folving (Norway); R. Michalak, M. Suchorowski (Poland); M. Duarte (Portugal); A. Filipchuk, I. Lysenko, G. Ogureeva, A. Shvidenko, B. Zhimbiev (Russian Federation); S. Murererehe (Rwanda); K. Al Mousa (Saudi Arabia); S. Gueye (Sénégal); J. Ilavsky (Slovakia); K. Tjon, J. Wirjosentono (Surinam); E. Andersson, J. Cedergren, Z. Fazakas, S. Holm, A. Nylén, E. Sollander, S. Svensson, R. Persson, T. Thuresson (Sweden); P. Brassel, C. Elliott, S. Jaakkola (Switzerland); Y. Barkoudah, Z. Jebawi (Syrian Arab Republic); K. Akakpo, K. Kokou (Togo); K. Selmi (Tunisia); P. Drichi (Uganda); S. Blyth, N. Cox, N. Dudley, C. Elliott, H. Gillett, C. Lusty, C. Ravilous, G. D'Souza, J. Evans, N. Jewell, T. Peck, L. Wearne, J. Wong (United Kingdom); W. Ciesla, P. Kennedy, W. Libby, R. Mutch, A. Rice, J. Space, T. Waggener, A. Gillespie, J. Hutchison, D. Johnson, V. Kapos, T. Loveland, D. Waller, Z. Zhu, B. Smith, R. Bailey, N. Burgess, L. Langner, J. Morrison (United States); A. Al Attas (Yemen ); M. Chihambakwe, D. Duwa, C. Gumbie, D. Gwaze, D. Kwesha, C. Marunda, C. Phiri (Zimbabwe).
Finally, FAO staff formed an institutional backbone to the work. FRA 2000 included a range of forestry subjects and therefore involved staff members from several units and decentralized offices. The following 60 staff members, representing 25 nationalities, are hereby acknowledged for their efforts: G. Allard, D. Altrell, A. Al-Fares, M. Amatiste, J. Ball, J. Bourke, A. Branthomme, S. Braatz, C. Brown, J. Carle, C. Carneiro, F. Castaneda, J. Clement, S. Dalsgaard, R. Davis, A. Del Lungo, P. Durst, C. Eckelman, H. El-Lakany, I. Eriksson, T. Etherington, T. Frisk, M. Gauthier, M. Grylle, S. Hirai, P. Holmgren, M. Kashio, W. Killmann, D. Kneeland, A. Korotkov, M. Laverdière, J. Lejeune, J. Lorbach, M. Lorenzini, J. Malleux, A. Mathias, M. Mancurti, A. Marzoli, F. Ndeckere-Ziangba, J. Nichols, H. Ortiz-Chour, C. Palmberg, A. Perlis, G. Preto, C. Prins, P. Pugliese, L. Ransom, L. Russo, M. Saket, E. Sène, H. Simons, K. Singh, T. So, K. Thelen, P. Van Laake, P. Vantomme, J. Varjo, S. Walter and M.L. Wilkie.