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IUFRO News Vol. 38, Issue 7/8, July/August 2009

The two main articles of this issue deal with forest management and utilization in Mediterranean countries, and with new modes of governance in forest and environmental policy.

IUFRO News, double issue 7&8 of 2009 reports about a workshop on forestry utilization in Mediterranean countries with particular respect to sloping areas held from June 17-19, 2009 in Reggio Calabria, Italy. There participants looked at the forest-related, social and economic characteristics of the Mediterranean region and at how they affect the forest management and the forest utilization systems. A second scientific summary deals with new modes of governance in forest and environmental policy, a topic that was discussed at a session held in the course of the 15th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM 2009) from July 5-8, 2009 in Vienna, Austria. Of course, this issue also informs about a series of new publications and upcoming meetings.

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