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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
This issue of IUFRO News informs about IUFRO's contribution to the Forest Europe Ministerial Conference by providing input to a joint statement of the Major Group Scientific Community. In this statement the scientific community expressed its commitment to support the negotiating process by providing the latest science-based knowledge and expertise. Furthermore, IUFRO participated in a panel debate on the topic "European Forests in a Global Perspective". Besides announcements of publications, positions and upcoming meetings, you will find reports from recent IUFRO meetings and a presentation of Forest Research, UK, currently IUFRO's featured member.
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...