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UN: Financial Crisis Puts Pressure on World's Forests

Date : 17th March 2009, Source : ENS

ROME, Italy, March 17, 2009 (ENS) - The global economic turmoil has resulted in reduced demand for wood, shrinking investments in forest industries and forest management, finds the United Nations "State of the World's Forests" report released Monday. Stronger forest management and greater investments in science and technology are needed to handle the dual challenges posed by the financial crisis and climate change, advises the report, which is issued by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization once every two years.

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