The present issue of Forest Genetic Resources (FGR) goes to press immediately following the Eleventh World Forestry Congress held in Turkey 13-22 October 1997, which more than 4000 colleagues from 145 countries attended. In regard to the conservation and use of forest genetic resources, the Congress, in its deliberations and report, stressed that action to conserve, manage, sustainably utilize and enhance forest genetic resources is an urgent priority.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1997Honduras, Belize, Chile, Germany, Peru, Guatemala, Jamaica, Canada, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, South Africa, Turkey, Italy, Ecuador, Argentina, Bahamas, Mexico, Brazil, Cuba
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014Dominica, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Suriname, Saint Lucia, Guyana, Barbados, Caribbean
Without human intervention the countries of the Caribbean would be covered in dense tropical forests. The higher the annual rainfall, the higher the trees grow. However, the reality is that especially on the islands of the Caribbean most of the original forest cover has been removed for agriculture and housing purposes. Land use is not static, and so for example, the expansion of the banana industry increased the rate of deforestation on several islands.
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