Winners of the Forest Heroes Award

Celebrating the world's forest heroes

Today, World Forestry Day, we report on the outstanding efforts of people who have made an extraordinary contribution towards protecting forests and forest communities. At a special ceremony hosted recently by the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), the Forest Hero Award was presented to six regional winners. …  

21 Mar 2012 | News story

Epiphyte of Borneo

Charting a new course for Asia-Pacific forests

“Every seed is a dream, waiting to be fulfilled. Every tree is a reality… Every forest is a community, joining together to stand as one.” This extract from Randell Terre Aranza’s winning essay in the Asia Pacific Forestry Week (APFW) writing competition sums up the spirt of the event, writes Kristen Carusos, of IUCN's China office. …  

08 Nov 2011 | News story
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Sahavat Huseynov, member of the "Green Patrol"

Young Green Patrols in action: “By protecting trees we protect our future”

School-based forest units: the tradition existed in Azerbaijan before, now it’s time to restore it and to make it fi t the contemporary environment. So far, children have been sensitised to forest protection thanks to the efforts of the Centre of Environmental Education in Baku. Now, a European-supported initiative is aiming to extend their work and to create school-based teams of ‘Young Foresters’. Because the necessity to prevent deforestation and to expand the green topsoil is today a priority in the country, which cannot be met without increasing the population’s environmental education. …  

27 Oct 2011 | News story

UPU Letter Writing Competition Winners

Young writers' forest letter contest - Barbados and China win!

A Great Oak in Guyana’s Windsor Forest and an observant little tree ‘prepared to care for humanity’ helped 15-year-old Charlée Gittens from Barbados and 13-year-old Wang Sa from China to win gold medals in the Universal Postal Union’s 40th International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People. …  

19 Aug 2011 | News story

Cedro del Líbano, (Cedrus libani)

Nuevo informe internacional para salvar la riqueza natural del Norte de África y Oriente Medio

Un proyecto internacional de conservación ha reunido a botánicos y científicos de Oriente Medio y del Norte de África - Argelia, Egipto, Israel, Jordania, Líbano, Libia, Marruecos, los Territorios Palestinos Ocupados, Siria y Túnez - en una apuesta sin precedentes para salvar el futuro de la naturaleza en la región. …   | English | French

01 Jun 2011 | International news release
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