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FOREST EUROPE (The Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe) is the pan-European policy process for the sustainable management of the continent’s forests. FOREST EUROPE develops common strategies for its 46 member countries and the European Union on how to protect and sustainably manage forests. Founded in 1990, the continuous co-operation of FOREST EUROPE has led to achievements such as the guidelines and criteria for sustainable forest management. The collaboration of the ministers responsible for forests in Europe has been of great economic, environmental and social importance on the national and international level. High-priority topics of FOREST EUROPE are to strengthen the role of forests in mitigating climate change, secure the supply of good-quality fresh water, enhance and preserve forest biodiversity and provide forest products. Other important tasks are to develop a framework for future forest collaboration and to explore the possibilities for a legally binding agreement on forests in Europe. Several countries outside Europe and international, non-governmental and private sector organisations participate as observers. FOREST EUROPE is linked to global and other regional processes and initiatives dealing with issues of highest political and social relevance related to forests. ... [Information of the supplier]
Dendrome is a collection of forest tree genome databases and other forest genetic information resources for the international forest genetics community. Dendrome is part of a larger collaborative effort to construct genome databases for major crop and forest species. [Information of the supplier]
This is a presentation of photographs with accompanying descriptions of some of the most extensive and important range cover types in North America. In addition to examples of major range plant communities (and dominant, associate, and indicator plant species) there is a review of the various units of vegetation with a historical survey of their origin and use in Range Management and Forestry. ... [Information of the supplier]
The database provides detailed information on 670 agroforestry tree species in order to help field workers and researchers in selecting appropriate species for agroforestry systems and technologies. For each species, the database includes information on identity, ecology and distribution, propagation and management, functional uses, pests and diseases and a bibliography. ... [Information of the supplier]
The release of Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants Edition 6 (RFK6) represents another significant milestone in the development of this information system for identifying and learning about plants in Australian tropical rainforests. Each edition of the system since 1971 has made significant advances in the coverage of plant groups, the numbers of species included, the effectiveness of the identification system, and in the utilisation of current technology. The aim of this new edition is to make identifications possible and easier, and make taxonomic information accessible to the wider scientific community and the population as a whole. Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants Edition 6 includes 2553 species in 175 families, and has attempted to include all flowering plant species present in rainforest of northern Australia in the following life forms: trees, shrubs, vines, forbs, grasses and sedges, epiphytes, palms and pandans. Some species are not yet included, primarily due to lack of specimens for coding features. Several new features have been added in response to user feedback and to facilitate the identification of the additional life forms. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Environment Portal provides access to online services and information provided by Australian, State and Local Governments. Information is organised by eight broad environmental themes - atmosphere, biodiversity, coasts and oceans, natural and cultural heritage, human settlements, inland waters, land, antarctica and other external territories. These themes correspond to the Australian State of the Environment Reporting categories. Information can also be accessed by service, resource and location. ... [Information of the supplier]
Die Initiative Psychologie im Umweltschutz e.V. (IPU) ist ein bundesweiter Verein von Studierenden und Berufstätigen, die das Ziel der Förderung des Umweltschutzes mit den Mitteln der Psychologie verfolgen. [Information des Anbieters]
Die ANU sieht ihre Aufgaben wie folgt: Förderung der Zusammenarbeit und des Informationsaustausches der Umweltbildungseinrichtungen / Unterstützung bei der Neugründung von Umwelteinrichtungen / Beratung von Entscheidungsgremien in Politik, Wirtschaft und Verwaltung in Fragen der Umweltbildung / Durchführung von Tagungen und Seminaren zum Erfahrungsaustausch / Mitwirkung und Beratung bei der Entwicklung von Wegen zur Ausbildung und Qualifizierung von Fachkräften der Umweltbildung / Unterstützung von Initiativen zur Entwicklung und Erprobung neuer Modelle des Lehrens und Lernens im Natur und Umweltbereich. ... [Information des Anbieters, verändert]
The Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU is one of Europe's largest foundations and promotes innovative and exemplary environmental projects.Since 1991, almost 6400 projects have received financial backing totalling about € 1,2 billion. The promotional activities concentrate on environmental technology and research, nature conservation, environmental communication and cultural assets. ... [Information of the supplier]
NERC funds world-class science in universities and our own research centres that increases knowledge and understanding of the natural world. We are tackling the 21st century's major environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity and natural hazards. We lead in providing independent research and training in the environmental sciences. ... [Information of the supplier]