Abiotic and biotic disturbances have major impacts on the health and vitality of the world’s forests and can result in substantial economic and environmental losses. They can have adverse effects on tree growth and survival, yield and quality of wood and non-wood products, wildlife habitat, recreation and scenic and cultural values. Global climate change is exacerbating these impacts and there is still major uncertainty about the interactions between disturbance, climate change and forests.
Please browse our website to find more information on global forest health issues and how FAO is working to address them.
FAO forest health and protection team has launched a platform for discussion to enable easy interaction across country and regional boundaries and between researchers, practitioners, administrators and others working with or interested in forest pests and their management.
If you are interested in forest health, integrated pest management or you just want to share experiences and/or concerns on the topic, this is the place to be. Click here to register and join the community!
FAO has helped establish regional networks dedicated to the issue of forest pests, primarily forest invasive species, and the forest sector. These networks aim to facilitate the exchange of information and the mobilization of resources, raise regional awareness, and act as a link between and among experts, institutions, networks and other stakeholders concerned with forest invasive species.
Click here to know more about each regional network.
News and events
14 June 2021, 11:00-13:00 CEST
Forest Invasive Species in the NENA Region and lessons learned
FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa (FAORNE) and Near East Network on Forest Health and Invasive Species (NENFHIS) invite you to participate a webinar on lessons learned about Forest Invasive Species in the NENA Region. Objectives of the webinar are to:
- Share successes and challenges of addressing Forest Invasive Species issues in selected countries of the NENA Region;
- Share information on FAO forest health activities in the Region;
- Raise awareness of potential invasive species introductions and outbreaks in the Region.
Please consult the Concept Note and the Invitation for more details.
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