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The latest Forest magazine issues: "Communicating Forest Values" and "Attending to Gender"
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Issue highlights:

- What is a forest?
- How sexy are forests? most people take decisions not based on the head, but on the heart, guts and sex.
- Perspective: the 'Love' message trumps the 'Loss' message for grabbing the public's attention.

arborvitae 43 - La lettre d’information du Programme de Conservation des Forêts

"We take a critical yet constructive look at how forest values are being communicated to non-foresters. One theme that runs through several articles is the need to recognize and respond to people's emotional connections to forests; another is the powerful impact of photographs to inspire readers to act on written messages" Stewart Maginnis, Head of IUCN's Forest Conversation Programme, and Keith Wheeler, Chair of IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication.

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Issue highlights:

- Women and forest ownership

- Feature: recognizing that women are primary stakeholders of forest management schemes.

- Women and community forestry

AV43 front cover: A brother and sister fertilize trees in a village forest, Vietnam

"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... This issue takes a fresh look at some of these issues and considers how gender is being addressed both on the ground and in policy discussions on climate change and REDD".
Stewart Maginnis, Head of IUCN's Forest Conversation Programme and Lorena Aguilar, IUCN Senior Gender Advisor. 

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Arborvitae covers the most important issues currently affecting how forest resources are used and governed. Each edition showcases one of these issues with a diversity of opinion pieces and lessons from practitioners. Authors include some of the most influential thinkers in global forestry.

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