International Year of Forests 2011

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Celebrating Forests for People

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

The International Year of Forests 2011 was launched on Wednesday 2 February, 2011, at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York.

In New Zealand the official launch is to be held on Wednesday 9th March 2011 at Parliament Buildings, hosted by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry & Biosecurity, the Hon David Carter.

Please click here to find out more about forestry in New Zealand