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‘Forest Watch’

A two-week regional training workshop started in Labasa yesterday to help in the management and sustainability of our rainforests. The workshop is conducted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community
20 Aug 2014 16:00

A two-week regional training workshop started in Labasa yesterday to help in the management and sustainability of our rainforests.

The workshop is conducted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and is attended by 20 participants who are from the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji and the Marshall Islands.

The workshop is organised by the Secretariat and the United Nations Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+).

Andrew Haywood from The Food and Agricultural Organisation said the workshop was to build capacity of National Forest Inventory (NFI) with Pacific Islands countries.

“We want participants to be aware and support NFI in monitoring our forest.

“The workshop will also be based on sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries.

“Participants will learn good decision making of their forest in terms of having good data from the NFI that they carry out.”

The first week of the programme will be on theory before participants visit forests in the North next week.

The workshop is being held at the Hotel North Pole.

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