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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“forestknowledge.net” is a website run by forestry experts for forestry experts. We provide guaranteed quality, up-to-date information on forests, man and forest management. “forestknowledge.net” provides condensed, edited information on a wide range of topics regarding both forests and forestry in plain language.“forestknowledge.net” links research institutions, forest managers, forest owner associations and other non-governmental organisations to each other and provides access to experts. The editorial staff of the respective research institutes is responsible for the text content in “forestknowledge.net”. Each editorial office compiles expert information, edits it and then presents it on the web-portal. So called expert advisory boards, which are composed of at least two scientists, depending on the subject, guarantee the quality of the contributions. ... [Information of the supplier]
Besonders naturnahe Buchenwälder Deutschlands sollen im Rahmen der Welterbekonvention der UNESCO als Weltnaturerbe nominiert werden. Bis Ende 2009 haben die Bundesländer Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Thüringen und Hessen gemeinsam einen Antrag erarbeitet, der die Aufnahme der Buchenwälder (Wälder mit wesentlicher Beteiligung der Rotbuche, Fagus sylvatica) als Weltnaturerbe begründet. Dieser Antrag wurde dem UNESCO-Welterbekomitee Anfang 2010 zur Prüfung eingereicht. Bisher dominieren Kulturstätten insbesondere die europäische Welterbeliste. Als Naturstätte in Deutschland war lange Zeit nur die Grube Messel in Hessen aufgrund ihres Fossilienvorkommens eingeschrieben; 2009 kam das Wattenmeer hinzu. Echte Buchen-Urwälder sind in Deutschland bis auf kleinere Relikte längst verschwunden und nur noch im östlichen Mitteleuropa, vor allem in den Karpaten, zu finden. Seit einiger Zeit können sich jedoch auch in Deutschland wieder Wälder in Nationalparken oder Naturwaldreservaten natürlich entwickeln. Die fünf zur Nominierung vorgeschlagenen und auf dieser Internetseite vorgestellten Gebiete repräsentieren die wertvollsten verbliebenen Reste großflächiger naturnaher Buchenbestände in Deutschland. ... [Information des Anbieters, verändert]
DRZE comprehensively provides scientific information which is required for a qualified formation of opinion and judgment in the area of ethics in the life sciences and medicine. The main focus lies in the scientific preparation of the information. [Information of the supplier]
The Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR), a not-for-profit organization established to advance research, conservation, and education concerning amphibians and reptiles, was founded in 1958. It is the largest international herpetological society, and is recognized worldwide for having the most diverse program of publications, meetings, and other activities. ... [Information of the supplier]
The GfÖ is an independent, nonprofit scientific organisation founded in 1970. We aim to promote basic and applied ecological science, encourage collaborative work of all ecological disciplines and represent ecological interests in public. [Information of the supplier, modified]
The World Conservation Union is the world's largest and most important conservation network. The Union brings together 82 States, 111 government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership. The Union's mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. The World Conservation Union is a multicultural, multilingual organization with 1000 staff located in 62 countries. ... [Information of the supplier]
The purpose of this society is to promote and encourage the biological study of animal behavior in the broadest sense, including studies at all levels of organization using both descriptive and experimental methods under natural and controlled conditions. Both research studies and the dissemination of knowledge about animal behavior through publications, educational programs, and activities shall be encouraged ... [Information of the supplier]
Scientists in 15 Helmholtz Centres work on a wide range of topics, such as A for astrophysics, B for biology, C for cell research, and so on. 24,000 staff use the most modern scientific infrastructure, including, in particular, large-scale facilities and instrumentation, which are also open to use by members of the international scientific community. Working on behalf of the state, Helmholtz scientists pursue an ambitious goal: To make an essential contribution to solving the grand challenges which society faces. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz e.V. is a scientific organisation comprised of 84 non-university research institutes and service facilities. The research work carried out and services provided are of national significance. For this reason the institutes work is funded by both the Federal Government and the federal states (German "Länder"). In November 2000 the German Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat) confirmed that all Leibniz Institutes contribute considerably to Germany s research potential. The tasks perfomed by our institutes range from regional infrastructure research and economics through research projects in the area of social sciences to natural sciences, engineering and environmental research. The Leibniz Institutes are demand-oriented and interdisciplinary centers of competence. They consider themselves as co-operation partners for industry, public administration and politics; scientific collaboration with universities is particularly close and intensive. ... [Information of the supplier]
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide. ... [Information of the supplier]