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MegaFlorestais meeting a success in Oaxaca, Mexico
From October 17th to 21st, leaders from the eight of the most forested countries (Brazil, Canada, China, DRC, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, and USA) -- representing 61 percent of the world ecosystem -- met in Oaxaca, Mexico to make recommendations and encourage agreements that confront sector challenges.
Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico, Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, inaugurated the meeting saying that only through the preservation and sustainable use of the forests can we ensure in the short, medium and long term that the world's forest resources continue to be the base to guarantee country development. CONAFOR's reflection on the meeting is available on their website. (Spanish)
MegaFlorestais is a network of public forest agency leaders from some of the worlds' most forested countries, dedicated to advancing international dialogue and exchange on forest governance and public forest agency reforms. This group provides the opportunity for its members to share their experiences and challenges in a frank, open and technical manner. For more information on MegaFlorestais, click here.
Posted By Angela Strader at 11:04am on October 24, 2011
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