Monday, December 20, 2010

International Year of the Forest 2011

International Year 
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." 
UN Page

The year 2011 was declared the International Year of Forests by the United Nations[1] 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

Get your 2011 International Year of Forests poster showcasing the unique artwork of famous children’s book illustrator Wallace Edwards.
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 
social benefits
• Important resource for rural development in local 
• Employment for 4.3 million people in forestry and forest 
based enterprise
Forest Europe