Youth Forum on Climate Actions and Mountain Issues, 8-12 August 2011

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On the occasion of the International Year of Youth 2011/12 and the International Youth Day on 12 August, a Youth Forum 2011 on Climate Actions and Mountain Issues is being organized by ICIMOD from 8 to 12 August 2011. The Forum will celebrate the next generation leadership in sustainable mountain...

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FAO Asia-Pacific Forestry Sector Outlook Study – new reports on line

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has finalised the second Asia-Pacific Forestry Sector Outlook Study. The new publications include "Asia-Pacific Forests and Forestry to 2020", covering major aspects of forestry development across the Asia-Pacific region and "Forest policies, legislation and institutions in Asia and the Pacific. Trends and emerging needs...

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Hindu Kush-Himalaya regional e-discussion on Sustainable Mountain Development (SMD) – 4-24 April 2011

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An e-discussion on Sustainable Mountain Development (SMD) in Hindu Kush-Himalaya Region (HKH) is taking place from 4 to 24 April 2011. The discussion aims at collecting information on the steps made by the HKH region in promoting sustainable mountain development (SMD) at a human, social and natural level since the...

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Mountain Gorillas at risks of extinction infected by human virus

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A study recently published in the review “Emerging Infectious Diseases” has found that gorilla's living in the national parks in Africa are being infected by a RNA virus called human metapneumovirus (HMPV) that is common in humans. It provokes respiratory diseases and has proved to be fatal to some of...

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New publication on fodder problem in Indian Himalayan Region - energy dynamics and women labour

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The new publication “Energy budget of fodder harvesting pattern along the altitudinal gradient in Garhwal Himalaya” by Shalini Dhyani of G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, R.K. Maikhuri and D. Dhyani has been released in "Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy". Dealing with the fodder problem in Indian Himalayan...

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New Partnership for Mediterranean forests launched at the Second Mediterranean Forest Week in Avignon, France

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FAO is part of the new Partnership for Mediterranean forests launched at the Second Mediterranean Forest Week in Avignon, France (5-8 April 2011). Mediterranean forests play a key role for the socio-economic development of the region and they suffer from major threats such as severe wildfires, which are exacerbated by...

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