Plantations are not forests!
In September 2015, the UN Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) will held the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, on the “Sustainable Future” of the world’s forests. Policy makers will also attend this meeting, controlled by the timber industry. The FAO definition of forests used in the UN climate negotiations opens the door to the destruction of forests by allowing their replacement with industrial tree plantations. Forests are home to a priceless biodiversity and as such support a myriad of life forms, including not just flora and fauna but the millions of people who depend on them too. Support the petition to be delivered in the World Forestry Congress to challenge the FAO definition.