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Welcome to the Asia-Pacific
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The Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) is one of six FAO Regional Forestry Commissions that cover the world’s major geographic regions. The APFC, is a forum for advising and taking action on key forestry issues. It focuses on issues pertinent to Asia and the Pacific, a region characterized by its diversity and rapid changes.

New UN study rejects myth that deforestation and logging cause major flooding
In a report that seeks to separate fact from fiction when it comes to forests and floods, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) say there is no scientific evidence linking large-scale flooding to deforestation. For more information please click here.
Upcoming events:
21st session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission is set to meet in Dehradun, India, 17-21 April 2006.
Delegates and participants of the 21st session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission will have the chance to visit South Asia’s historic “cradle of forestry” – Dehradun, India. For more information please click here.
International conference on managing forests for poverty reduction: Capturing opportunities in forest harvesting and wood processing for the benefit of the poor, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2-6 October 2006.
Can we discover creative solutions that can directly link forests to poverty reduction? A consortium of partners including FAO, the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC), the Tropical Forest Trust (TFT), the Regional Community Forestry Training Center (RECOFTC) and the Department of Forestry in Viet Nam believe that this is possible and long overdue. For more information please click challenge coins.
outdoor wedding venues in michiganThe unwelcome guests: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific forest invasive species conference, Kunming, China 17-23 August 2003. To download the report please click outdoor wedding venues in michigan.

For more APFC publications please click here.

For more information please contact:
Patrick B. Durst, Senior Forestry Officer,
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific,
Maliwan Mansion, 39 Phra Atit Rd., Bangkok 10200, THAILAND
Tel: +66 2697-4000 Fax: +66 2697-4445

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Member Countries:

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Australia Bangladesh Bhutan
Cambodia China Fiji
France India Indonesia
Japan Korea, Republic of Lao PDR
Malaysia Maldives Mongolia
Myanmar Nepal New Zealand
Pakistan Papua New Guinea Philippines
Samoa Solomon Islands Sri Lanka
Thailand Timor Leste Tonga
United States
of America
Vanuatu Viet Nam

Observer member:
United Kingdom