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Forest Europe

UNECE Forestry and Timber


Project Coordinator

European Forest Institute


Jul 28, 2014

The Romanian government, Greenpeace and WWF have started the nomination process for the virgin beech forests of Romania to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The designation process and all the procedures related to it will take approximately two years.

Jul 25, 2014

The benefits of using native species in large scale rehabilitation and restoration projects are highlighted in a new publication from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


Oct 15, 2013

“Forests and Gender”, IUCN publication available for download

This book, originally released in 2011 and now available in digital format for downloading, emphasises the need to integrate gender equality principles in forest conservation and sustainability.


 “Taking a gender perspective in forestry has nothing to do with political correctness and everything to do with development and conservation effectiveness (…)”, states the introduction.  “If we ignore gender, there is no doubt that we will fail in our efforts to strengthen forests’ contribution to poverty reduction, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development”.


The publication covers different issues associated with challenges of gender equality in forest management.  It also presents case studies from both developed and developing countries, which help to understand the benefits of the inclusion of women’s participation in this field.


It is structured in three parts: “Themes in forests and gender”, “Country case studies” and “Forests and gender in the international and global arenas”.

“Forests and Gender” has been prepared in collaboration with Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), USA.


This book can be downloaded at: