FRA 2000 represented a major effort of the FAO Forestry Department, member countries, donors, partners and individual experts. Countries provided the basic data for the assessment in the form of technical reports and analyses. Many staff members contributed to the interpretation of satellite imagery and the technical work of assessing forest and ecological conditions. Several countries contributed donations to the assessment, including Austria, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Valuable in-kind contributions were provided by Sweden, India and the United States. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) led the assessment component for industrialized countries.
Important partners included the Australian Bureau of Rural Sciences; the Autonomous National University of Mexico; the Bishop Museum; the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Resources; the Canadian Forest Service; CIRAD-Forêt; the Department of Remote Sensing and Landscape Information Systems, University of Freiburg, Germany; the EROS Data Center of the United States Geological Survey; the Faculty of Agricultural and Forest Sciences of the University of Florence, Italy; the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany; the Federal Research Institute for Forestry and Wood Products, Germany; the Forest National Corporation of the Sudan; the Forest Survey of India; the Foundation for American Friendship; the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, China; the International Institute of Tropical Forestry; the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis; the Italian Overseas Institute; Michigan State University, Tropical Rain Forest Information Center; the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration; the Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; the Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center; the Tropical Science Center; the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service; the University of Maryland; and the the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
FAO is grateful for the support of all countries, organizations and experts inside and outside the organization that made the assessment possible.
Individual contributors to FRA 2000 are listed in Appendix 1. Editing and production of the report were managed by Andrea Perlis, and formatting and layout were done by Linda Ransom.