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A selection of online resources that may be of interest to anybody wanting to know more about threatened trees and their conservation. If you have any relevant links that you would like included on this page, please email email@example.com.
The websites of the organisations behind the Global Trees Campaign – Fauna and Flora International (FFI) and Botanic Gardens Conservation international (BGCI) - have details of several projects relevant to the campaign - www.fauna-flora.org and www.bgci.org.
• IUCN Red List of Threatened Species – www.iucnredlist.org
Database version of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, according to the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.
• Tropicos - www.tropicos.org
A database of plant names, created by Missouri Botanical Garden.
• Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew http://www.kew.org/
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is one of the world's leading botanic gardens and has in its collection over 1 in 8 of the world’s known plant species.
• Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) http://www.cifor.cgiar.org
CIFOR conducts research to inform policies and practices that affect forests in developing countries.
• FAO Forestry Department http://www.fao.org/forestry/home/en
The FAO forestry department works in partnership with governments, communities, individuals and organisations to ensure that forest are used in a sustainable way. The website has useful resources such as global maps of forest cover and databases of forestry and timber trade information.
• International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) http://www.itto.or.jp/live/index.jsp
ITTO is an intergovernmental organization promoting the conservation and sustainable management, use and trade of tropical forest resources.
• Illegal Logging Info http://www.illegal-logging.info/
Illegal logging and the international trade in illegally logged timber is a major problem for many timber-producing countries in the developing world. The purpose of this site, maintained by the Energy, Environment and Development Programme of Chatham House in London, is to provide background information on the key issues in the illegal logging debate.
• United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) http://www.un.org/esa/forests/index.html
An international policy forum to promote the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.
• UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) http://www.unep-wcmc.org
The UNEP WCMC provides information for policy and action to conserve the living world.
Forests and Climate Change
As well as general climate change links such as the website of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change www.ipcc.ch and the United Nations Convention on Climate Change http://unfccc.int/2860.php there are some sites with specific information about forests and climate change:
• Forest Stewardship Council www.fsc.org
An international, non-governmental organisation founded in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world's forests. FSC certification is achieved by forests that are managed to a high social and environmental standard. FSC labelling gives consumers the choice of buying timber from well managed sources and, at the same time, produces an incentive in the marketplace for good forestry practice.
• Global Forest and Trade Network http://gftn.panda.org
A network facilitating trade links between companies committed to achieving and supporting responsible forestry, run by the World Wildlife Fund.
• Greenpeace Forest House http://archive.greenpeace.org/foresthouse/
Part of the Greenpeace Ancient Forest Campaign, the Forest House allows you to find out how much of the wood in your home comes from unsustainable sources, and discover what the sustainable alternatives are.
• Tree2mydoor - www.tree2mydoor.com
A UK-based company specialising in the sale of quality trees to families, businesses and local councils in the UK. Tree 2 my door offer tree-planting gifts at Global Trees Campaign projects in Belize and Chile. To plant a tree at one of these projects please visit the Tree2mydoor dedicate a tree page.