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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We are people who care about – and for – forests. American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country, advocates for the protection and expansion of America’s forests. Since 1990, we have planted nearly 40 million trees. We restore watersheds to help provide clean drinking water. We replant forests destroyed by human action and by natural disasters. Our work is guided by science: choosing the right mix of trees for particular locations, the best trees to act as windbreaks or to filter water, the trees that will provide wildlife habitat, or are most suitable for city streets and parks. Our advocacy is also guided by science: keeping policymakers informed about how trees interact with climate, sequester carbon, manage water, and benefit cities. We explain that ecological services from trees and forests have real economic value. We work in and advocate for federal, state, and urban forests, and sometimes our work takes us beyond US borders. Our hundreds of diverse projects have included: (a) Planting jack pine trees in Michigan’s Huron-Manistee National Forest to restore summer habitat for the endangered Kirtland’s warbler. (b) Restoring Cuyamaca Rancho State Park near San Diego after 95 percent of it was destroyed in a 2003 fire so hot that it killed the seeds that would have allowed the forest to regrow naturally. (c) Planting ponderosa pines and Douglas firs to help Colorado recover after a 2002 fire known as the Hayman Burn destroyed over 135,000 acres, including 8,000 acres surrounding the Chessman Reservoir, which supplies water to Denver. (d) Planting native trees in Michoacán, Mexico, to provide winter habitat for migrating monarch butterflies. ... [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]
Founded by the Natural History Museum in London, Las Cuevas is a field research station in the Central American country of Belize. The station is tucked away in a remote part of Belize, in the largest remaining rainforest in Central America. The jungle surrounding Las Cuevas is home to scarlet macaws, jaguars, pumas, tarantulas, bats, leaf-cutter ants, and a host of other creatures and plants. ... [Information of the supplier]
The aim of the site is to educate on the condition of Germany's forests, show the dangers, deepen people‘s understanding of the importance of forests and support scientific research for the protection of forests. One can find detailed information on forest ecosystems, most forest species and forest education as well as many links to environment and nature. ... [Information of the supplier, translated and modified]
On this site the environmental, social and economic benefits of forests are analysed and, in line with as national priorities, strategies and measures for sustainable forest management, are presented and published in a transparent matter involving all relevant interested parties. [Information of the supplier]
Sie sehen den Prototypen einer internetbasierten Datenbank zur Charakteristik, Flächenstatistik und Repräsentanz der Naturwaldreservate in Deutschland. Datengrundlage ist der Datenbestand, der bis Anfang 2006 beim Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN) gehalten wurde. Die Daten wurden vom Informationszentrum für Biologische Vielfalt (IBV) der Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE) in eine relationale Datenbank überführt und via Internet bereitgestellt. Im Hauptmenu können Sie die von den einzelnen Bundesländern gemeldeten Naturwaldreservate aufrufen. Detaillierte Informationen in Form eines "Steckbriefes" des jeweiligen Naturwaldreservates finden Sie unter "...mehr". Es handelt sich dabei um den Datenstand zum Zeitpunkt der letzten Aktualisierung. ... [Information des Anbieters]
The German campaign concept "Forest Heritage" will, in the International Year of Forests 2011, contribute to showing people the complexity of the relationships between humans and forests. Both the influence of forests on our society and way of life and the influence of our society on forests are to be made clear. ... [Information of the supplier, translated]
The primary aim of the Victorian Rainforest Network (VRN) is to secure the effective conservation of rainforests on public land throughout Victoria by ensuring rainforests are adequately identified and protected from logging practices by appropriate buffers and/or permanent reservation. VRN is an independent and politically unaligned network of rainforest enthusiasts, researchers and activists with a shared interest in rainforest conservation and education across Victoria. VRN is simply asking Government to follow their own rules. ... [Information of the supplier]
Das Projekt Wald in Not bei der DBU Naturerbe GmbH ist die Nachfolgeeinrichtung der Stiftung Wald in Not und verfolgt weiterhin deren Aufgaben und Ziele zur Erhaltung und Vermehrung des Waldes in Deutschland und zur Information der Öffentlichkeit über den Wald und seine Probleme. (Die Stiftung Wald in Not verstand sich als eine private Initiative zur Erhaltung und Vermehrung des Waldes. Sie wurde als Gemeinschaftswerk unterstützt von Persönlichkeiten und Organisationen, denen dies ein besonderes Anliegen war.) ... [Information des Anbieters, verändert]