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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
The latest IUFRO newsletter informs about nature-based tourism and the shift from timber production to new products. It presents the improved information searching and sharing facilities offered by the upgraded Global Forest Information Service (GFIS) now available also with French and Spanish user interfaces. The issue is rounded off by a couple of interesting announcements and a list of upcoming IUFRO and non-IUFRO events.
Read about IUFRO conferences on the value of sense of place in forest research, on novel approaches for decision support in SFM and policy advice, on Lidar applications in forest inventory, and more…
An evidence-based report, 'Benefits of Urban Parks: A systematic review', offers a comprehensive and critical assessment that evaluates the evidence supporting a series of park benefits.
The World Teak Conference in Bangkok, the Morioka 2013 symposium on the role of the forest sector in a green economy, and IUFRO's activities at UNFF10 in Turkey are among the highlights of this issue.
The UN General Assembly has designated 21 March as the International Day of Forests. IUFRO celebrated the 1st IDF with the opening of its new offices in the building of the Austrian Ministry of Life.
Persons involved in peatland management can benefit from a new book entitled Peatland Ecology and Forestry – a Sound Approach that gathers an impressive array of research from various countries.