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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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]
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]
Die Datenbank HoWiLit (vormals ELFIS) enthält über 80.000 Literaturhinweise zum Fachgebiet „Forst und Holz“ ab 1985. Sie wird durch das Fachinformationszentrum des vTI um ca. 3.000 Einträge/Jahr ergänzt. Besondere Berücksichtigung finden dabei praxisnahe Informationen und Veröffentlichungen aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum. ... [Information des Anbieters]
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]
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 aim of the African Blackwood Conservation Project (ABCP) is to help replenish this valuable tree in Tanzania. Most people will not have knowingly seen blackwood but almost everyone will have heard it, for it is the premier wood of choice for fine concert-quality woodwind instruments such as clarinets, oboes and flutes, as well as being used in the manufacture of bagpipes. Blackwood is also the finest material available today for producing ornamental turning. In its African homeland, it is used to make intricate and highly detailed carvings, and plays a vital role in the ecology of the East African savannah. ... [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]
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 Environmental Data Explorer is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. Its online database holds more than 500 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. Display them on-the-fly as maps, graphs, data tables or download the data in different formats. ... [Information of the supplier]