of the Forest
"The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests."
The year 2011 was declared the International Year of Forests by the United Nations to raise awareness and strengthen the sustainable forest management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations.
Forests are home to millions of people and are responsible for the livelihoods of over a billion people. Most of terrestrial biodiversity is found here. Join us as we explore forests over the next twelve months.
Youth and Biodiversity
Get Your 2011 International Year of Forests Poster
Canadian Wildlife Federation
2011 is officially the Year of the Forests and both WWF and Sky will be doing plenty to celebrate.
World Wildlife Fund
International Year of Forests 2011 –
The Role of Europe’s Forests
• 25% of worlds forests are in Europe, forests cover 44% of
continent’s land area and is increasing
• Provide wide range of environmental, economical and
• Important resource for rural development in local
• Employment for 4.3 million people in forestry and forest