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FAO and Austria have teamed up to celebrate Earth Day with a sneak peak into the country’s unique contribution to the 2015 World Expo in Milan: the ‘Breathe’ Pavilion, which contains a fully functioning Austrian forest. The pavilion, which will open to the public on 1 May, demonstrates the role that forests play in providing clean air and nutritious, organic food in line with the theme of this year’s Expo, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. An FAO-produced video reveals how trees, plants, moss and soil have all been transported and carefully positioned onto custom-built hillsides for the challenging feat of recreating the Austrian forest in Milan. [more]
Registration for the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban is now open. The Congress will be the most significant opportunity in 2015 for the world’s foresters and forest supporters to share expertise and experience, forge new partnerships and define a coherent, global vision of the roles of forests and forestry in sustainable development. Spaces are limited and we are expecting great demand, so take advantage of the Congress’s “early-bird” rates by registering before 30 June 2015 . Special prices are available to citizens of South Africa and eligible countries. [more]