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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]
The dry forest is currently the most threatened of the Caledonian biomes. It is truly the heart of the Caledonian ecosystems, which are known world wide for their exceptional biodiversity. The terms “dry forest” or “sclerophyllous forest” are given to forest formations that develop in a dry climate (less than 1100mm of rain per year). In comparison, the rest of the island of Grande Terre receives about 2500mm of rain per year. The Caledonian dry forests are found on the west end of New Caledonia and extend to up to 300 meters à 400m above the coast. They are often found on sedimentary rock, and occasionally on basaltic rock. For about six months each year, they are subject to a dry season with drying trade winds. ... [Information of the supplier]
"Let nature be nature!" is the philosophy of the Bavarian Forest National Park. Nowhere else between the Atlantic Ocean and the Ural Mountains is such a large area of forests and moors allowed to grow and develop without the interference of man, into a unique landscape of primeval forest, a true “wilderness”. The Bavarian Forest National Park was Germany's first national park, inaugurated on 7th October 1970. On 1st August 1997 the national park was extended by an area of 11,000 hectares towards Bayerisch Eisenstein. Covering an area of 24,000 hectares, it is Germany's largest forested national park. ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
The European Forest Institute is the leading forest research network in Europe. It is an international organisation established by European States. EFI conducts research and provides policy advice on forest related issues. Further, it facilitates and stimulates forest related networking as well as promotes the supply of unbiased and policy relevant information on forests and forestry. It also advocates for forest research and for scientifically sound information as a basis for policy-making on forests. All these activities are done either at the pan-European level or the work is of European relevance and they are carried out by both the Institute’s HQ and Regional Offices. The Headquarters’ research units are: a) Sustainability and Climate Change b) Policy and Governance c) Foresight and Information EFI’s work in the field of policy advice includes enhanced support for decision takers and policy makers. It has a strong policy advice role by hosting the EU FLEGT Facility which supports the EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) process in developing countries, related to the implementation of the EU FLEGT Action Plan. EU FLEGT Facility assists the European Commission and the EU Member States in their joint efforts of its implementation. ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
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]
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]
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 North-West German Research Institution for Forestry (Nordwestdeutsche Forstliche Versuchsanstalt, NW-FVA) is a conjoint facility of the German states Hesse, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Schleswig-Holstein for consulting and research on applied topics in forestry and forest science. [Editorial staff vifabio]
ICP Forests was launched in 1985 under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) due to the growing public awareness of possible adverse effects of air pollution on forests. ICP Forests monitors the forest condition in Europe, in cooperation with the European Union using two different monitoring intensity levels. The first grid (called Level I) is based on around 6000 observation plots on a systematic transnational grid of 16 x 16 km throughout Europe. The intensive monitoring level comprises around 800 Level II plots in selected forest ecosystems in Europe. Currently 40 countries participate in the ICP Forests. ... [Information of the supplier]
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]