Our Forests, Our Future

by World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Written in English
Cover of: Our Forests, Our Future | World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development
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Subjects:

  • Deforestation,
  • Ecological science, the Biosphere,
  • Management of land & natural resources,
  • Sustainable forestry,
  • Forests and forestry,
  • Environmental Policy,
  • Nature,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology - Forest Ecology,
  • Development - Sustainable Development,
  • Natural Resources,
  • Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • Forest Ecology,
  • Forest management
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7750669M
ISBN 100521660211
ISBN 109780521660211

The future of our forests. Native forest once covered most of Aotearoa in a great green swathe, heaving with biodiversity. Two-thirds fell to fire, axe and bulldozer during a botanical Blitzkrieg the like of which the world has never seen. Today’s forest remnants are confined largely to areas of conservation land, but legislation can’t. Forest stewardship is wisely caring for and using forest resources to ensure their health and productivity for years to come. Stewardship challenges us to look beyond our immediate personal needs so we can leave a lasting forest legacy for future generations. Everybody loves trees. But most of the time we are killing them for resources or to make room for other human endeavors. So we took a look at the state of our forests today and visualized how they changed since mankind took over planet earth. This project was cocreated by Moby Digg and Kurzgesagt. We are working on more interactive infographic stuff like this. So stay tuned.   And just as the U.S. Forest Service is grateful to the NFF, we here at the NFF are incredibly grateful for our partners at Kuat Racks for supporting this particular project. Through their Future Forest Initiative, Kuat and the NFF have planted , trees over the last three years.

As the Executive Director of Futurewise — the state’s leading voice for smart, sustainable land use and transportation policies — Hilary has focused on protecting farmland, forests and the fish and wildlife habitat that inhabit them, keeping our streams and rivers clean, and building livable communities for future generations. The answers are many, but these pages present just a few examples — culled from my own experience and that of others, including the research of Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, discussed in her book “Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees” — of how trees meet our . Amazon Forests Facts. The Amazon rainforest spans million hectares; Between billion metric tons of carbon is stored in the Amazon forests; 34 million people live in the Amazon and depend on its resources; Forest losses in the Amazon biome averaged million hectares per year between and , resulting in a total loss of million hectares, mostly in Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. Get this from a library! How trees die: the past, present, and future of our forests. [Jeff Gillman].

What Is the Future of Fire? Geologist Andrew C. Scott reconstructs the sites of past blazes to look at our relationship with this elusive element Annual forest fires blaze on the floor of Yosemite Author: Anna Diamond. in a recently conclude three-day seminar on India's Forests Beyond held in New Delhi, minister of environment and forests Thiru T R Balu pointed out: India and other Commonwealth countries need to critically analyse the evolution of forest policies, their management and institutional regimes." He further said that the future vision of forestry in India and elsewhere in the Commonwealth.

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Book Description. Our forests are in crisis, ranging from unsustainable felling in many developing countries to die-back of trees in polluted parts of the industrialised world. This book calls for radical policy reform, new political leadership, more civil involvement, and more scientific study to help ensure the future of our planet's Format: Paperback.

Summary: Our forests are in crisis, ranging from unsustainable felling in many developing countries to die-back of trees in polluted parts of the industrialised world.

This book calls for radical policy reform, new political leadership, more civil involvement, and more scientific study to help ensure the future of our planet's forests. It kind of bugs Jeff Gillman when people tell him that his book How Trees Die: The Past, Present, and Future of our Forests is sad.

As a horticultural scientist at the University of Minnesota, he has researched trees extensively, so observing their suffering and death is part of his job, /5(6). Our Forests, Our Future Report of the World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development.

About this book. Advocates radical reform of policies, calls for new political leadership, more civil society involvement, and more science, to combat the forestry crisis. Tropical forests form the most diverse and complex ecosystem on earth―a virtual powerhouse of evolution―containing 40 percent of all living species.

They provide us with food, medicines, germplasm stocks to replenish our crops, and new types of energy sources. It is clear we cannot afford to lose our tropical : Paperback.

Forests for Our Future 8 of 40 Forest Cover and Physical Features The Huron County landscape is an incredible blend of natural features and topography. Our Forest, Our Future helps teachers and pupils to explore the interdependence of people and forests and the vital role forests play in sustaining our environment – in the past, the present and hopefully the future.

The Scots Pine forests in Scotland and the Congo Basin rainforest in Africa provide case studies through which pupils will begin to understand why our forests are under threat and the implications for.

Our Forests Our Future set to increase exponentially, not just from increase in human numbers, but also from our pattern and level of consumption, the nature of our technology for forest exploitation, our aspirations for growth and increase in wealth.

The implication for forests is that with business as usual their decline will continue. OUR FOREST IS OUR LIFE 2 ERA/FoEN ERACTION Books and Journal Publications Series Editor: Godwin Uyi Ojo, PhD ERA/FoEN # Uselu Lagos Road, Ugbowo P.

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The Victorian Government published and committed to Our Forests, Our Future in February The question now is what the future forest will look like given additional pressures from climate change. the current bark beetle outbreak raises alarming questions about the future of our.

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Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Hardcover $ 15 Used from $ 4. The future of our forests. and say you’re interested in future rainfall in the Southwest, then ask each of the models what they say about rainfall in the Southwest.

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The positive news is that everyone agrees the need to maintain and protect some areas of forest for the future.

You can find out more about the original project and its methods and impacts at. Buy The Primary Source: Tropical Forests and Our Future New edition by Myers, N (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : N Myers.

Our forests are our future This article is more than 9 years old Caroline Spelman claims there will be no environmental impact if the UK's woodlands are sold off. The world's forests provide common and indivisible environmental services for the whole world and so their future is an international issue.

If we want a habitable planet in future this book should be placed in the hands of all influential people who can bring about the radical change for which it calls. In Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future, journalist and explorer Edward Struzik offers a page-turning examination of wildfires in the age of climate change.

With verity and heart, it points to the ways that we, and the wilder inhabitants of our forests, might yet flourish in an age of megafires. Watch the Book Trailer: All proceeds go to Trees for the Future. There is a constant pressure to trade more forests for food. One Shot: Trees as Our Last Chance for Survival provides a compelling look at the state of the world’s agriculture and its evolving impact on people and the environment.

This is "Campbell River: Our Forests, Our People, Our Future" by Tremain Media on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. It kind of bugs Jeff Gillman when people tell him that his book How Trees Die: The Past, Present, and Future of our Forests is sad.

As a horticultural scientist at the University of Minnesota, he has researched trees extensively, so observing their suffering and death is part of his job, something to be studied and understood.

For American Forests, our mission to protect and restore forests is dependent on enlisting younger generations to carry the work forward. In March, American Forests’ Board of Directors took a step toward engaging a new generation of conservation activists by electing three new board members, each of whom has the ability to help carry our.

As Jeff Gillman, a specialist in the production and care of trees, explains in his acclaimed work, How Trees Die: The Past, Present, and Future of Our Forests, the death of a tree is as important to understanding our environment as how it lives.

While not as readily apparent as other forms of domestication, our ancient and intimate relationship. National Forests and Grasslands provide Americans with million spectacular acres of wildlands.

More than 9, miles of scenic byways to drive. Almostmiles of trails to hike. More than 4, miles of wild and scenic rivers to float. At least 5, campgrounds in which to pitch our tents. And natural pools to swim in. Forests are vital to our Earth.

Trees purify our air, filter our water, prevent erosion, and act as a buffer against climate change. They offer a home to plant and animal species while also providing natural resources such as medicine, food, timber, and fuel.

million people live in forests worldwide. 60 million of those humans are indigenous who are completely dependent on native woods.

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Buy The Primary Source: Tropical Forests and Our Future: NHBS - Norman Myers, W.W. Norton & Co. Our latest data indicates that the Forest Garden Approach ends hunger for most families after the first year. Only 13% of our project participants were food secure when they joined the program, and after just 12 months of planting Forest Gardens, 86% of our farmers aren't worried about going to bed hungry.

Here are a few basic deforestation facts that will give you some idea of just how much destruction our planet’s forests have endured to date: 1. Forests still cover about 30% of Earth’s land, but humans have been cutting them down at an increasingly alarming rate.

In the last 30 years, oversquare miles of forests have been lost. 2.When global corporations look for cheap supplies to create toilet paper, packaging, or even books and clothing, our rainforests should not pay the price. But massive logging giants — like Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) and Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL) — have been destroying pristine forests for pulp and paper products for too long.

What a eye opener about our Forests by Dr Anand & Dr Geetha. Pictures by Ashley are out of this world. The very definition of Forest, Wetlands, Biodiversity are all being changed by those in Authority who really matter fro the Future of our greatly depleted Forests, Flora & Fauna.