Fuerza en los números: Organizaciones de productores forestales eficaces Este informe sugiere que las organizaciones eficaces de productores forestales, que dan a los pequeños productores voz política y el acceso a los mercados, pueden promover el desarrollo económico de sus miembros. Mediante una serie de ejemplos prácticos, el documento pone de relieve los factores de éxito y losdesafíos, y ofrece consejos para el apoyo operacional. [más]
Situación de los bosques de la cuenca del Amazonas, la cuenca del Congo y Asia sudoriental Este informe es un documento de antecedentes para la Cumbre de las tres cuencas de bosques tropicales que tendrá lugar en Brazzaville (República del Congo), del 31 de mayo al 3 de junio de 2011. Se basa en el trabajo realizado por el Departamento Forestal de la FAO y la Organización Internacional de las Maderas Tropicales (OIMT), dos organizaciones internacionales que se encuentran en la vanguardia de la generación de información sobre estos bosques y la promoción de su desarrollo sostenible. [más]
World Atlas of Mangroves This atlas provides the first truly global assessment of the state of the world's mangroves. Written by a leading expert on mangroves with support from the top international researchers and conservation organizations, this full colour atlas contains 60 full-page maps, hundreds of photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive country-by-country assessment of mangroves. Published with ISME, ITTO and project partners FAO, UNESCO-MAB, UNEP-WCMC and UNU-INWEH [más]
Investigando la Naturaleza: Los Bosques del Mundo edición - volumen XI / número 1 Bosques del Mundo es una publicación originalmente editada en inglés por Investigando la Naturaleza de Estados Unidos, para estudiantes de 11 a 14 años que divulga un esfuerzo global para entender los bosques del mundo. Creado por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO), el informe en el que se basa esta publicación es la “Evaluación de los Recursos Forestales Mundiales 2005”. Con información de 229 países y territorios alrededor del mundo. [más]
Planted Forests: Uses, Impacts and Sustainability Planted forests, despite being only seven per cent of the world's forest resources, have superseded naturally regenerating forests as the principal source of industrial wood products. Lessening the pressure for wood production, on natural forests, tree planting has released them to be managed for other purposes - carbon sinks, soil and water protection, conservation of biological diversity, recreation and amenity. Representing a complement, but not an alternative, to natural forests, planted forests have become increasingly important for reducing worldwide deforestation, loss of forest ecosystems and forest degradation. Examining the significance of this rapidly emerging world resource, chapters consider the strengths and weaknesses of planted forests, management objectives for their use and aspects of ownership and policy. Data from key production countries are used to evaluate the implications and sustainability of planted forests as a source of forest products as well as social and ecological issues. [más]
Vital Forest Graphics The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Vital Graphics series presents critical environmental issues in a simple and immediate way through the use of extensive graphics. To help communicate the value of forests to policy-makers and the wider public, UNEP, FAO and the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) joined efforts to produce the present volume in the series, which analyses, synthesizes and illustrates two dozen topical forest issues, mostly presented as two-page spreads. [más]
Cross-sectoral policy developments in forestry Forest protection and forestry practices are closely linked to decisions that address measures on climate change, biodiversity and the institutional framework for sustainable development. This rich and multifaceted text documents the progress made in creating the political, economic and social conditions that are necessary for a sustainable and multifunctional use of forest resources. An invaluable resource for policy makers, land owners and representatives of non-government organizations, this book will also aid students and researchers in forestry and the environment, and all those concerned about the fate of forests and the maintaining of our natural resource base. [más]

última actualización:  miércoles 5 de octubre de 2011