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Brussels hosts conference on forests 6-7 September

logsThe European Bureau for Conservation & Development (EBCD) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and others are holding a conference in the European Parliament to mark the International Year of Forests.

The conference, to be held between 6 and 7 September 2011 in the European Parliament seeks to:

  • exchange best practices and solutions for forest conservation and management
  • raise awareness on key obstacles related to deforestation such as illegal logging and respect of the populations’ rights; and
  • reaffirm the link between the fight against poverty and deforestation.

For more information and registration please go to: http://www.ebcd.org/UpcomingEventsA1.html

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    • Forests cover 44 percent of Europe’s land area and they continue to expand. At just over 1 billion hectares, or 1.26 hectares per capita, 25 percent of the world’s forests are in Europe.

 

    • About 80 percent of Europe’s forests are in the Russian Federation.

 

    • More than 90% of the forests in Europe are open to public access, and the area of forest available for recreation is increasing.

 

    • From 2000 to 2010 the area of protected forests increased by about 5 million hectares. By 2010, about 10 percent of forests in Europe without the Russian Federation are protected with the main objective to conserve biodiversity.

 

    • Forests provide a wide variety of goods and services other than wood. In some European regions, non-wood goods and services provide more revenue than wood sales

       

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