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News from FAO Forestry - InFOflash 14 8 July 2019 Asia-Pacific’s primary forest cover is now at the lowest regional level in the world – a perilous 19 percent of total forest area. [more]
New map can help improve forest restoration to fight climate change 5 July 2019 New, open-source maps, developed by a team of scientists and FAO experts, show where degraded lands and forests could be restored to help fight climate change, but only if countries act quickly and develop realistic targets. [more]
Training course focuses on landscape approach in mountains 2 July 2019 The landscape approach for enhancing mountain resilience will be under discussion at the 2019 International Programme on Research and Training on Sustainable Management of Mountain Areas (IPROMO) in Ormea and Pieve Tesino, Italy, from 2 to 18 July. [more]

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FAO Forestry Paper 182

 

 

 


State of the World's Forests

 

 

 


Forests and Education


The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012, to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. The Collaborative Partnership on Forests choose a different theme for each International Day of Forests, during which countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.

Meetings

Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission (LACFC) - 31st Session Uruguay, 2 September 2019 - 6 September 2019
North American Forest Commission (NAFC) - 30th Session United States of America, 9 September 2019 - 12 September 2019
7th International Wildland Fire Conference Brazil, 28 October 2019 - 1 November 2019
2nd Latin America Urban Forestry Meeting Colombia, 5 November 2019 - 8 November 2019
African Forestry and Wildlife Commission (AFWC) - 22nd Session South Africa, 18 November 2019 - 22 November 2019
Near East Forestry and Range Commission (NEFRC) - 24th Session Sudan, 1 December 2019 - 5 December 2019
GFOI Plenary 2020 Italy, 30 March 2020 - 3 April 2020

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last updated:  Friday, July 12, 2019