IUFRO News Vol. 48, Issue 1, January 2019
An International Workshop on Nursery, Silviculture, Forest Restoration and Sustainable Management in Central Asian and Northeast Asia was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on 15-19 October, 2018. It aimed to identify and promote approaches for the sustainable management of dryland forest ecosystems. If dryland forests are well managed and properly valued, they have the potential to help tackle such global challenges as poverty, climate change, erosion, land degradation and desertification.
One of the main conclusions of the meeting on "European Forests – Our Cultural Heritage" held in St. Georgen am Längsee, Carinthia, Austria, in December is that to maintain and safeguard the cultural heritage of European forests it is necessary to incorporate the knowledge about cultural heritage into today's forest management plans. The integration of this knowledge into tourism concepts can provide valuable assistance here.
A new Occasional Paper has been published by IUFRO: "Global Fire Challenges in a Warming World"
It is the result of a large collaborative effort by fire scientists and practitioners who believe that learning to co-exist with changing fire activity is not only possible but necessary if we, as a global society, are to adapt to climate change and keep our natural and cultural landscapes healthy, resilient, and safe for the next generations.
Read about many other recent publications, upcoming events such as the World Wood Day celebrations, vacant positions and fellowship opportunities.
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