FAO is distributing maps showing the FAO Fishing Zones established to encourage sustainable management and monitoring of the world’s fishing areas. This video features an interview with Audun Lem, Deputy Director of FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Economics Division, and explores the impact and importance of the FAO Zone system, as seen by key players along the value chain, from an official fish inspector to a fishmonger selling directly to the public.
7 September 2015, Durban/Rome--- FAO’s latest Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015 was launched today at the opening ceremony of the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa. It reveals how the world’s forests have changed over the last 25 years and provides the latest information on the state of sustainable forest management.
7 September 2015, Durban/Rome--- The world’s forests continue to shrink as populations increase and forest land is converted to agriculture and other uses, but over the past 25 years the rate of net global deforestation has slowed down by more than 50 percent, FAO said in a report published today. Some 129 million hectares of forest – an area almost equivalent in size to South Africa – have been lost since 1990, according to FAO’s most comprehensive forest review to date, The Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015. The FAO study covers 234 countries and territories and was presented at this (...)
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