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Forests Under Pressure – Local Responses to Global Issues

A comprehensive study of the conditions that assist sustainable forest development will be published at the upcoming IUFRO World Congress this fall in Salt Lake City, USA.

The title of the publication, produced by the IUFRO Special Project on World Forests, Society and Environment (IUFRO-WFSE), is Forests Under Pressure – Local Responses to Global Issues.

Deforestation and forest degradation continue despite considerable attention devoted to advancing sustainable forest management (SFM).

There has simply not been sufficient change at the local level and, in many locations pressures on forest lands are increasing, says Dr. Pia Katila of the Finnish Forest Research Institute, the project coordinator.

With that in mind, this volume systematically analyzes local- and regional-level initiatives from various parts of the world.

Find more information in IUFRO Spotlight #26: To manage forests sustainably – think synergy

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