by: Ulla Vänttinen
11 March 2010
The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have just launched its periodical enquiry on the state of forests and forest management in Europe. National correspondents from 46 countries in the pan-European region were invited to provide information on the status and changes of forests, their management and applied policies. Indicators monitored cover forest health and vitality, productive functions, the protection of biodiversity and the protective functions as well as the social and economic dimensions of forest management.
The results will be presented in the State of Europe’s Forests report, which will be released at the 6th Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe, to be held in 2011 in Norway.