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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
In this issue you can read about the IUFRO Conference held 17-20 August 2009 in Mount Gambier, South Australia on 'Meeting Multiple Demands for Forest Information: New Technologies in Forest Data Gathering'. There are also reports from the World Forestry Congress in Argentina and the successful IUFRO activities there, for example, the symposium on "Emerging issues in forest science". As usual, you will find a section on latest publications, announcements including, among other things, Forest Day 3 at the upcoming Copenhagen Climate Summit, and, of course, a selection of IUFRO and non-IUFRO meetings.
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.
The official announcement of the XXIV IUFRO World Congress in October 2014 in Salt Lake City has just been published – think about making plans to attend! And celebrate the Int'l Day of Forests on 21...