RECENT EVENTS


 
FAO FORESTRY INTERNET SITES

Forest Energy Forum

A new site covering all aspects of wood energy.
http://www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/forestry/energy/feforum.htm

 

Papers for the forthcoming European Forestry Commission

http://www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/forestry/efc/efc-e.htm

 

FAO Yearbook of Forest Products 1992-1996

The 50th edition of the yearbook.
http://www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/forestry/foyb9296.pdf

 

Forest Genetic Resources Programme

Revised version of the home page.
http://www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/forestry/fogenres/homepage/content.htm

 

Asia-Pacific Forest Sector Outlook Study

A major update of the pages relating to the study. Almost 40 of the more than 45 working papers produced under the study are available on-line.
http://www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/forestry/apfsos/apfsoswp.htm

19th Session of the North American Forest Commission
(16-20 November 1998, Villahermosa, Mexico)

 

 
OTHER SITES

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)

http://www.bio.umb.edu/bawa/atree-overview.html

 

Beekeeping & Development

http://www.planbee.org.uk/services.htm

 

Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE)

http://carpe.gecp.virginia.edu

 

COVOL Uganda

The shea butter project.
http://www.covol.org

 

Environmental updates

Fortnightly bulletins of brief international and Australian environmental news items, compiled by the Big Scrub Environment Centre, based in Lismore, Australia.
Dave Julian: bigscrub@om.com.au
http://forests.org/ric/bigscrub/welcome.htm

 

Forestry abstracts

http://tree.cabweb.org

 

Forestry sector of southern Africa

The SADC Forestry Sector Technical Coordination Unit announces their new Web site for the forestry sector of southern Africa. The site covers the mandate of the FSTCU within SADC, the SADC forestry programme, policy papers, newsletters, regional database, forestry library, links, and more.
http://tree.cabweb.org

 

Institute for Development Studies, Sabah, Malaysia

http://www.ids.org.my

 

Issues in World Forestry and Forest Products

A tropical study programme in Nicaragua.
http://www.cyber.vt.edu/wd3784nic/

 

Mundo forestal por países

http://personal.redestb.es/monra/mundo.htm

 

Online Directory for Medicinal Plant Conservation

The database provides information about networks, organizations, projects and information sources dealing with medicinal plants. The database is produced by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, the IUCN/SSC Medicinal Plant Specialist Group and the German Centre for Documentation and Information in Agriculture.
http://www.dainet.de/genres/mpc-dir

 

Project Learning Tree

Project Learning Tree (PLT), an award-winning, interdisciplinary environmental education programme for educators working with students in pre-kindergarten to grade 12, helps students gain awareness and knowledge of the natural and built environment, their place in it and their responsibility for it. This programme is administered nationally by the American Forest Foundation and cosponsored by the Council for Environmental Education; it is one of the most widely used environmental education programmes in the United States as well as in other countries.
http://www.plt.org/

 

Rangelands of Pakistan

This site provides insight of rangeland resources, scale of enterprise, stocking rates and degradation problems in Pakistan.
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~agr726/pakrange.htm

 

The Biotrade Initiative

The Biotrade Initiative was launched by UNCTAD.
http://www.biotrade.org

 

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

http://www.cgiar.org/cifor

People and Plants Initiative (ethnobotany, conservation and community development)

The People and Plants Initiative carries out applied research projects, community workshops, exchanges and training courses with young ethnobotanists from developing countries who are interested in conservation and community development. In order to disseminate results and information, it produces videos and publications, including methods manuals, working papers and the People and Plants Handbook. The initiative was created by WWF International, UNESCO and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1992. The new design of People and Plants Online, the Web site of the People and Plants Initiative, has just been completed.
http://www.rbgkew.org.uk./peopleplants

 

Special Forest Products

http://www.se4702.forprod.vt.edu/special_fp/special_fp.htm

 

Timber/matsutake mushroom management

In British Columbia, Canada, commercial mushroom picking is an important economic activity. This URL gives a sample of how timber and mushroom production can be managed together.
www.baremetal.com/~gerrard/matsutake/

 

TRAFFIC

TRAFFIC is a joint programme of IUCN - World Conservation Union and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). An international network of 20 offices on five continents, TRAFFIC endeavours to ensure that the use and trade of wild plants and animals is maintained within sustainable levels and conducted in accordance with national laws and international treaties. [See also under International Action.]
http:// www.traffic.org

 

TREE CABWeb

This is a new service from CAB International (CABI) providing Internet access to the three CABI forestry journals - Forestry Abstracts, Agroforestry Abstracts and Forest Products Abstracts - at no additional charge to members of organizations which are current subscribers to those journals.
http://www.cabi.org

 

Tropenbos

http://www.tropenbos.nl

 

Tropical Forest Conservation and Development Bibliography

This is a browsable (by subject area) and searchable database of the quarterly print bibliography, produced by the Forestry Library at the University of Minnesota. It contains briefly annotated citations in 43 subjects in four major areas (forestry at large, forest management, forest goods and services, and forest industries). At present, 48 issues (1985-1996), containing more than 30 000 citations, are available for subject browsing or keyword searching. The only drawback to this bibliography is that citations must be downloaded/printed one at a time. See the "About SsiF" section for interlibrary loan availability of cited publications. SSiF is one of seven briefly annotated forestry-related bibliographies (time span varies) available from the Forestry Library gopher server.
http://www-stp.lib.umn.edu/for/bib/trps.html;
gopher://minerva.forestry.umn.edu/11/trps

 

UN/ECE Timber Committee

This site also provides a list of UN/ECE publications.
http://www.unece.org/trade/timber

 

United Plant Savers

The mission of this United States-based organization is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.
http://www.plantsavers.org

 
NETWORKS

Australian Bamboo Network

http://www.ctl.com.au/abn/abn.htm

 

CIDA Forestry Advisers Network

 

European Forest Ecosystem Research Network

A database of research projects, institutions and scientists.
http://efern.boku.ac.at

 

European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN)

This network provides information on international conferences, courses and workshops related to forestry.
http://www.etfrn.org/etfrn/etfrn.info

 

Indigenous Peoples Biodiversity Information Network

The Indigenous Peoples Biodiversity Information Network (IBIN) is a mechanism to exchange information about experiences and projects and to increase collaboration among indigenous groups working on common causes related to biodiversity use and conservation.
http://www.ibin.org/

 

Land, Livestock and Environment Global Network

This network provides an opportunity to look all aspects of land utilization.
http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3770/aslam.htm

 
JOURNALS

Botanical Forest Products Bulletin

This bulletin, prepared by the Ministry of Forests, Chilliwack Forest District, British Colombia, Canada, is the first in a series being developed and distributed in an effort to increase the level of awareness and knowledge in one sector of British Colombia's rapidly developing agroforestry industry known as Botanical Forest Products (i.e. non-timber forest plants and plant products).
www.for.gov.bc.ca/vancouvr/district/chilliwa/bfpbulletin%5F1.#THE html

 

The Essential Oils Newsletter

This electronic newsletter gives practical information and tips for using the healing, life-giving qualities of essential oils to create and maintain personal health and well-being.
To subscribe, send an e-mail to: steelmans@earthlink.net
In the subject of your message, write: subscribe TEON.

 

Linkages Journal

Prepared by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), this journal includes special features, reports on recent meetings on environment and development issues, an extensive list of upcoming meetings as well as summaries of recent academic articles, books and publications.
http://www.iisd.ca/linkages/journal/


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