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IUFRO News issue 3 of 2009 reports on the workshop “Figures for Forests” held in Freiburg, Germany, dealing with recent advances in new approaches and technologies concerning the collection, processing and presentation of economic forest data. It also presents new features of an upgraded GFIS interface and informs about forest-related sessions at the Copenhagen climate change congress that took place from 10-12 March. You will also find calls for photos to be used for IUFRO outreach materials, a reminder to nominate candidates for IUFRO Congress awards, and various announcements including events, publications, positions and courses.
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...