Unasylva - No. 213 - Perceptions of forests


An international journal of forestry and forest industries - Vol. 54 2003/2

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

A. Perlis
Editorial Advisory Board:
J. Ball, I.J. Bourke, C. Holding Anyonge, D. Kneeland, M. Morell, C.T.S. Nair, C. Palmberg-Lerche, A. Perlis, L. Russo, O. Souvannavong, T. Vahanen, M. ilkie
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H. Abdel Nour, C. Carneiro, P. Durst, P. Koné, K. Prins

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Editorial (Download- 27 KB)

J. Heino and J. Karvonen
Forests an integrated part of Finnish life (Download- 298 KB)

L. Barraza and J. Pineda
How young people see forests in Mexico: a comparison of two rural communities  (Download213 KB)

K. Urgessa
Perceptions of forest cover and tree planting and ownership in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia
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British people think their woodlands are shrinking

C. Young and M. Wesner
Aesthetic values of forests: measuring the visual impact of forestry operations
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Children’s perceptions of forests (Download- 1.440 KB)

J. Crews
Forest and tree symbolism in folklore (Download213 KB)

Mbuti arts and traditions – a culture derived from the forest

E.H. Sène
Trees, forests, beliefs and religions in Sahelian West Africa 
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L.J. Musselman
Trees in the Koran and the Bible (Download180 KB)

A. Daoud
Tree formations around places of worship in the Near East

Saving the cedar of Lebanon, Cedrus libani – a cultural emblem

P.S. Swamy, M. Kumar and S.M. Sundarapandian
Spirituality and ecology of sacred groves in Tamil Nadu, India (Download- 222 KB)

Sacred groves in Europe

M.K. Gachanja
Public perception of forests as a motor for change: the case of Kenya
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WORLD OF FORESTRY  (Download- 59 KB)

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