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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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Defra announces plans to protect forests

The creation of a new public body to safeguard public forests and a greater focus on tree health research are among Government plans to protect woodland published today.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) also encouraged the public to get involved in OPAL’s upcoming survey on tree health.

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