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UN forum calls for sustainable forest management

The United Nations Forum on Forests has called on governments around the world to improve sustainable forest management.

The forum recommended a range of actions that should be taken, from data collection to addressing the causes of deforestation.

As its latest session finished on Friday night, the forum also decided to consider setting up a global forest fund.

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International Day of Forests marked across the globe

Forests are being celebrated around the world today as the United Nations (UN) holds its first International Day of Forests.

The event aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and trees, and comes just days before the next UN Forum on Forests, which takes place in Istanbul, Turkey from 8-19 April.

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Hundreds register to examine tree health

More than 400 people have already signed up for the forthcoming OPAL tree health survey just one week after registration opened.

Nearly 1,600 survey packs have now been requested for the survey, which has been developed in collaboration with Forest Research and FERA, and will open in May 2013.

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