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U.N. mulls the protection of Earth's forests

rea and say, 'This resource is mine. I don't want someone else telling me how to manage it.' Nevertheless, there are regional and global services provided by otherwise local forests, including carbon storage and life-giving oxygen."

The U.N. Forum on Forests was created by the U.N. Economic and Social Council in 2000. For this key, current meeting, members of the forum were asked to collect information on the state of the world's forests, to review the effectiveness of the current legally non-binding arrangement and, ultimately, to bolster international commitments to sustainable forest management.

Auer is also the coauthor of a report in this month's Journal of Forestry that examines recent international efforts to promote sustainable forest management. Auer, along with U.S. Department of Agriculture Acting Director Safiya Samman and U.S.D.A. Policy Analyst Catherine Karr Colque, recommend world governing bodies recognize the importance of forests to countries' long-term sustainable development, and urge states to integrate forest policy into their long-term development plans. This report was written with support from Indiana University and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service.


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