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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
A great number of most successful IUFRO conferences took place in the past few weeks in all parts of the world. Reports from some of these meetings underline the great diversity of research topics covered in IUFRO and the importance of these conferences for knowledge exchange among scientists from different regions and different fields of expertise. Furthermore, this issue of IUFRO News has a large announcement section, informing about upcoming meetings – such as the 3rd IUFRO Latin American Congress to be held in June 2013 – latest publications and proceedings from IUFRO meetings, vacancy and scholarship announcements and includes links to the latest IUFRO Spotlight and the recent GFEP briefing note for the CBD conference in Hyderabad.
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...