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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Israeli delegation to the World Forestry Conference in Turkey

Israeli delegation to the World Forestry Conference in Turkey

9 Apr 2013

Due to an active policy of forest rehabilitation, conservation and
management, Israel is the only country in the world where the amount of
trees growing now is more than were growing a hundred years ago.

(Communicated by the Ministry of foreign Affairs Spokesperson)
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/About+the+Ministry/MFA+Spokesman/2012/Delegation-to-UNFF-9-Apr-2013.htm

The State of Israel is the only country in the world with more trees now
than it had a hundred years ago. Israel joined the United Nations Forum on
Forests a year ago as a representative of the group of Western countries.

The State of Israel will send a delegation to the 10th Session of the UN
Forum on Forestry held from April 8-19 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Israeli
delegation includes representatives of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs
& the JNF. This year's meeting will focus on forestry and economic
development.

Israel has been on the Forum of Forests board for a year as a representative
of the group of Western countries and by virtue of this role is helping to
manage the conference. The delegation will hold a side event on forest and
landscape restoration in Israel.

The State of Israel has always recognized the value of forests and over the
years has become an innovative force in forestry. From research to theory
and practice, Israel has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in
forestry and ecosystems.

Through an active policy of forest rehabilitation, conservation and
management of wild - sustainable forests, Israel is the only country in the
world where the amount of trees growing now is more than were growing a
hundred years ago.

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has worked in recent years to
increase the integration of Israel into the UN global agenda; from
agriculture, forestry, water and combating desertification, combined with
sustainable development, these are prominent areas in which Israel is
increasing its visibility and involvement.

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