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Health Benefits from Forests

This module will be of interest to the general public because it provides basic and more detailed information on the ways in which forests and trees influence human health and well-being. It also gives links to tools, case studies, websites and literature to further assist users in understanding the relationships between forests, trees and human health. 

This module was developed with the kind collaboration of the following people and/or institutions:

Initiator(s): Christine Holding

Contributor(s): Cesar Sabogal - FAO, Forestry Department

Reviewer(s): Federica Urbani - FAO, Forestry Department; Ilias Animon; Mariève Pouliot - University of Copenhagen; Carol Colfer; John Parrotta - USFS

This module was revised in 2018 to strengthen gender considerations.

Initiator(s): Gender Team in Forestry

Reviewer(s): Marta Gruca -  FAO, Forestry Department