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Jul 28, 2014

The Romanian government, Greenpeace and WWF have started the nomination process for the virgin beech forests of Romania to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The designation process and all the procedures related to it will take approximately two years.

Jul 25, 2014

The benefits of using native species in large scale rehabilitation and restoration projects are highlighted in a new publication from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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Nov 4, 2013

Forests Challenge Badge: an educational guide to forests for children and young people

A useful support tool for teachers and youth leaders, the Forest Challenge Badge helps educate children and young people about the importance of forests in maintaining life on Earth.

Teachers can prepare their sessions using the Forests Challenge booklet.  This gives background information on the importance of forest ecosystems, forests in use, forests at risk, and their cultural, economic and social value to people.

 

A range of activities is included designed to help the students have fun learning about forests and the multiple benefits they provide humans and the planet’s environment.  These activities are designed to raise awareness and inspire the young people to protect our forests.

 

Additional resources, useful web sites and a glossary of key terms are provided at the end of the booklet.

 

The Forest Challenge Badge is released by the Youth and the United Nations Global Alliance and can be downloaded at this link:

http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3479e/i3479e.pdf