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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]
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]
"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]
“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]
Die FVA Baden-Württemberg in Freiburg ist Ihr Ansprechpartner für alle Fragen rund um das Thema Wald und Forstwirtschaft. Im Rahmen von Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekten erfüllt sie die Aufgabe, zielorientierte, praxisnahe und konkrete Konzepte und Informationen für Waldbesitzer, Förster und die interessierte Öffentlichkeit zu erarbeiten. ... [Information des Anbieters]
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]
...bank is part of the National Park. 75% are pine woods, something very special are the woodlands in the area Serrahn, partly...
...Müritz ist in einem 500 m breiten und 10 km langen Abschnitt Teil des Nationalparks. 75% der Waldgebiete sind Kiefernwälder...
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 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]