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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
Editors: Heidi Vanhanen, Ragnar Jonsson, Yuri Gerasimov, Olga Krankina and Christian Messier
The forests of the boreal region have supported the livelihoods and well being of local people for thousands of years. Industrial forestry has provided work and income and through trade the economic importance of boreal forests has grown. In today’s national and international policies and public attitudes there is great emphasis on nature protection and non-wood ecosystem values. Yet wood products can continue to be an inherent part of the services provided by boreal forests.
This publication is part of a series of policy briefs produced by IUFRO-WFSE on major regions of the world. It highlights some of the key issues in securing the continued function of the boreal forests to work for people and nature. Future uncertainties certainly increase the demands for their innovative use and sustainable management.
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