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Forest Magazine Features "Communicating Forest Values" and "Attending to Gender"

23 March 2011


"We take a critical yet constructive look at how forest values are being communicated to non-foresters. One theme that runs through several articles is the need to recognize and respond to people's emotional connections to forests; another is the powerful impact of photographs to inspire readers to act on written messages"

Stewart Maginnis, Head of IUCN's Forest Conversation Programme, and Keith Wheeler, Chair of IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication.

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"If we ignore gender, there is no doubt that we will fail in our efforts to strengthen forests' contribution to poverty reduction, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development... This issue takes a fresh look at some of these issues and considers how gender is being addressed both on the ground and in policy discussions on climate change and REDD"

Stewart Maginnis, Head of IUCN's Forest Conversation Programme and Lorena Aguilar, IUCN Senior Gender Advisor. 

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