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IUFRO News Vol. 49, Double Issue 2/3, March 2020

Happy International Day of Forests! This issue presents new publications and publication projects in the context of biodiversity, forest landscape restoration, the role of forests in poverty alleviation, etc.

IUFRO proudly presents "Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation: Lessons learned from selected landscapes in Africa, Asia and Latin America" (IUFRO Occasional Paper 33), A publication prepared by contributors to the FLR Snapshot Scientific Analysis Project led by the IUFRO Special Programme for Development of Capacities (IUFRO-SPDC).

IUFRO also announces the start of a Follow-up Study on Biodiversity, Forest Management, and REDD+. This implies a comprehensive review and update process of the scientific assessment report prepared by the Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) on Biodiversity, Forest Management, and REDD+ in 2012.

Furthermore, the IUFRO-led Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) met in Nairobi to discuss forest and poverty links. Following a first meeting of the GFEP Expert Panel on Forests and Poverty in late August 2019, the main authors of the upcoming GFEP assessment report met 29-31 January 2020 at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya. The launch of the report and policy brief is planned to take place during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA-75) in September 2020.


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