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The Swedish experience: Shrinking forests – Expanding tree plantations

Guest blog - About the author:  Amanda Tas holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Science with focus on nature conservation biology. She has during the last 15 years worked with different environmental and nature conservation projects in Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. ************************************************************* There is a large difference between natural forest-ecosystems and industrial tree plantations. However, … Continue reading The Swedish experience: Shrinking forests – Expanding tree plantations

Open Letter: Tree plantations must be defined separately from Forests

Open letter to: Cristiana Paşca Palmer, 9 December 2016 Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Tree plantations must be defined separately from Forests Dear Cristiana Paşca Palmer, The current FAO ‘forest’ definition which is also used by the CBD secretariat, fails to distinguish between genuine forests, and land planted with trees … Continue reading Open Letter: Tree plantations must be defined separately from Forests

An introduction to: Plantation Definition Discussion

Its time to face up to the reality that industrial tree plantations are not forests. They never have been and never will be! That's why they need their own identities and definitions, so that they can no longer be confused with real forests. Help us to show the UN that calling tree plantations forests is not good for the planet!