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The conference of IUFRO 7.03.14 "Entomological Research in Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems" held in the Tunisian city of Hammamet from May 8 to 11, 2012 drew some 60 participants. The meeting was organized into four sessions: a) Population genetics and insect biodiversity; Emerging and exotic pests; Population dynamics and relations with host trees; d) Forest decline, insect survey and control, forestry practice. The next meeting will be organized in Antalya, Turkey, in spring 2014. It was also discussed to increase the participation of scientists from outside the Mediterranean basin, possibly by organizing a future meeting outside of the Mediterranean basin.
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By François Lieutier and Mohamed Lahbib Ben Jamaa, Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO 7.03.14
The World Teak Conference 2013 "Sharing our Planet: Teak Model Development towards the Improvement of Mankind” in Thailand examined the multiple aspects of teak cultivation and management.
Participants at the symposium "MORIOKA 2013: Global Forest Products Marketing and Forest Certification in a Green Economy" discussed strategies and challenges of the forest sector in a green economy.
IUFRO celebrated the first International Day of Forests on 21 March with an official opening of its new offices located in the building of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Life.
United Nations, Observing First International Day of Forests, Celebrates Their Vital, Life-sustaining Role: UN Press Release
2013 is a special year for forests, with many activities and initiatives underway to recognize and strengthen the important role forests play in our lives.