Unasylva - Vol. 15, No. 1

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FAO - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations grew out of a United Nations Conference held at Hot Springs, Virginia, U.S.A., in May 1943. The nations agreed to work together to secure a lasting peace through freedom from want. The Organization was formally founded at Quebec, Canada, in October 1945. It was located at Washington D.C. until 1951 when the Headquarters office was moved to Rome.

Unasylva is prepared by the Forestry and Forest Products Division (Egon Glesinger, Director; L. J. Vernell, Editor) and published quarterly. It attempts to cover a range of interest which is as wide as that of the Division whose work it mirrors. Signed articles express the opinions of the Authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Organization. All material in Unasylva may be freely reprinted, but acknowledgment is requested, together with a copy of the publication containing the reprint.

Cover Photograph. These largest of land mammals, the elephants, are increasing in many parts of southern Africa and some systematic program of cropping is greatly to be encouraged, particularly in suitable areas adjacent to large national parks.

Courtesy: Thane Riney

Editorial Photograph. A fine male cheetah near the Mara river.

Courtesy: Kenya Wild Life Society

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Table of Contents

Wildlife conservation and management

Eino Saari
Social progress for forest workers

W. A. Gordon
Obstacles to tropical forestry - Land tenure

A. L. Griffith
Dry woodlands of Africa South of the Sahara

Conversion of degraded hardwood and coppice forests

J. Marion
Conversion of degraded hardwood forests in France

J. B. Stocks
Treatment of poor hardwood areas for Shelterwood restocking

J. MacDonald
The international union of forest research organizations

The work of FAO

African forestry commission
Latin-American conifers
Torrent control and protection from avalanches (European forestry commission)
Chemical Conversion of Wood
FAO technical assistance reports on forestry and forest products

Commodity report

Pulp and paper development in Asia and the Far East

Equipment section

News of the world

Saudi Arabia
United Kingdom
United States of America

Forest legislation

FAO publications of interest to foresters

Where to purchase FAO publications locally - Points de vente des publications de la FAO - Puntos de venta de publicaciones de la FAO