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Forests 'facing a testing time'

Date : 16th March 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story



World forests face the dual challenge of climate change and the global economic crisis, a key UN report says. It suggested that although the economic slowdown might reduce deforestation rates in the short term, it was also likely to lead to other problems. One concern, would be a lack of investment in the sector and in forestry management. The study by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was published on Monday. It is timed to coincide with the start of UN World Forest Week.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7942237.stm





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