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In this issue of IUFRO News you will find, among other things, reports from the canopy processes meeting in southeast Australia and from the international scientific symposium on beech entitled FAGUS 2010 in Croatia and Hungary. There is also an article on "Redefining Community Forestry: For a Better Approach and Better World" that underlines the necessity of defining ‘Community forestry’ properly also in order to promote public forest governance. In addition, you can read an interview with the new IUFRO Executive Director Alexander Buck. Information on the Global Forest Information Service GFIS, on activities of the International Year of Forests 2011, and announcements of publications, awards, meetings, etc. rounds off this newsletter.
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...