The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. vifabio collects the most important internet sources together for you.
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Our forests and woods can contribute so much to our nation. We deliver practical programmes to make sure that, as communities and individuals, we can get the most from them. Our responsibilities span research, commercial timber production, sustainability programmes and policy, as well as learning and leisure. Our goal is always to ensure that, at a practical level, Britain can use its forests to contribute positively to as many of the nation's needs as we can while sustaining this great resource for the future. ... [Information of the supplier]
In October 2000, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), in its Resolution 2000/35 established the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), a subsidiary body with the main objective to promote “… the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end…”based on the Rio Declaration, the Forest Principles, Chapter 11 of Agenda 21 and the outcome of the IPF/IFF Processes and other key milestones of international forest policy. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Forest Plots Database was designed to provide a permanent repository for forest inventory data. The objectives of the database are: to enable network participants to access and manage their data online in a secure environment; to integrate and standardize forest plot data, to promote data sharing among the scientific community; and, to provide access to publicly available forest inventory data. The database is a web-accessible secure repository, collected as part of the RAINFOR, AFRITRON and TROBIT networks. If you are interested in becoming a user and having access to publicly available plots of the Forest Plots Database please email the admin. ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
The Euroforest Portal aims to meet demands for better access to state-of-art information on European forests and forestry in an easily accessible and user-friendly form. It represents a web-based entry point into pan-European forest information in the selected topics. The portal contains a metadatabase about information in the internet and news service. Metadata is described in English, but actual URLs may contain information in any language. ... [Information of the supplier]
Forestry Guide is an internet based subject gateway to scholarly relevant information in Forestry. Resources are described and evaluated with a set of metadata based on the Dublin Core Metadata Element. Each resource is described with a set of metadata based on the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set in order to make records browsable in the Subject Catalog or the Source Type Catalog as well as searchable with local Search Options. New resources are continuously added to the database, already catalogued ones regularly double-checked and updated. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program of the U.S. Forest Service provides the information needed to assess America's forests. As the Nation's continuous forest census, our program projects how forests are likely to appear 10 to 50 years from now. This enables us to evaluate whether current forest management practices are sustainable in the long run and to assess whether current policies will allow the next generation to enjoy America's forests as we do today. ... [Information of the supplier]
FChange 2014 is a conference of the IUFRO unit 4.02.00 Forest resources inventory and monitoring. Forests still cover 31% (~4 billion hectares) of our planet’s land cover. Hence, major challenges are connected with the management and preservation of forest ecosystems. Mitigation and adaptation strategies towards climate change, food and energy security for a growing population, as well as conservation of ecosystem services, they all potentially change forest area and structure. As an example, forest cover changes already contribute 12-15% of the world’s annual carbon emissions associated with the loss of biodiversity and many environmental services. Still major problems exist in providing accurate estimates of forest cover and quality change. However, this would form an important precondition to implement incentives for developing countries to stop deforestation. Moreover, efforts to mitigate or even stop losing natural forests must be well harmonized with the agricultural sector, because the world is also facing a by 50 to 70% increased food demand in 2050. For the FChange-Conference paper and poster contributions to the provided keynotes are welcome: Terrestrial Survey Methods; Remote Sensing Survey Methods; Ecosystem and Environmental Services Biophysical + Natural Drivers of Forest Change; Anthropogenic Drivers of Forest Change; Management Systems & Concept. ... [Information of the supplier]
The 3rd World Congress on Agroforestry will be held in Delhi, India, 10 – 14 February 2014, co-hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. It will shape the next steps in the field of integrative science, transformative change in landscapes, tree improvement, innovative tree-based value chains, debates on global and local sustainability, reform of land and tree tenure and holistic education. Building on the legacy of the 2nd congress in 2009, the 3rd World Congress on Agroforestry 2014 will act as a springboard to accelerate the impacts of agroforestry, build people’s livelihoods, increase the vitality of the landscape and drive the adoption of large-scale innovations. ... [Information of the supplier]
IUFRO prides itself on being one of the world’s oldest international scientific organizations. When IUFRO was established in 1892 by the forestry research institutes of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, these founding members shared the conviction that scientific research needed to be an international activity. Almost 125 years later, we are able to state with pride that this vision of our founding members has not only materialized, but has achieved a level I am sure they would not have dreamed possible. Today IUFRO unites over 15,000 scientists in more than 120 countries from virtually every part of the world. The thematic spectrum of IUFRO’s activities is equally unparalleled and includes more than 250 scientific units. The unique qualities of IUFRO as a networking organization are also well-reflected through the more than 70 IUFRO-sponsored meetings held every year around the globe. Our 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg will not only celebrate the accomplishments of the past. It will also establish a dialogue on the future of forestry and forest research. These discussions will focus on globally pressing topics such as how to enhance the contribution forest research will need to make towards mitigating climate change, conserving biodiversity, providing water, creating income and employment, and improving the quality of life. Issues such as how changes and disruptions in society and technologies are likely to impact on forests and people in the future will also be discussed. ... [Information of the supplier]
Welcome to the Fourth World Congress on Agroforestry. More than 1000 delegates and leading keynote speakers from all over the world will make this gathering a unique experience. Come and discover Montpellier, one of France's oldest city, surrounded by natural and Unesco world heritage sites. [Information of the supplier]