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publications/view/article/162/During the second phase of the Keep Asia Green Publication Project forest scientists from countries in Northeast Asia work together to compile state-of-the-art information on the rehabilitation of degraded forests in the region. Because of significant differences in economic development between countries, the objectives of forest rehabilitation in this region vary considerably. While in China, Mongolia and North Korea basic livelihood issues are the main focus of forest rehabilitation, more economically advanced countries such as Japan, Russia and South Korea concentrate on ecosystem management and further improvement of the quality of existing forests, rather than establishing new forests on previously deforested lands. The results of this work have been published as IUFRO World Series Volume 20-II: Keep Asia Green Volume II "Northeast Asia".
More detailed information on the project can be found on the Keep Asia Green webpages.
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...