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2011: International Year of Forests

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

Did you know ... 
- OTS helps Costa Rica's national park service protect over 66,000 hectares of forest in the parks in which our research stations are associated
- We research and teach on various types of forests: tropical rainforest, premontane moist forest, dry forest, evergreen forests and mangroves.
- We disseminate information on forests through more than 700 scientific articles published in the last 20 years.
- We work in the biological corridors of San Juan-La Selva and AmistOsa, as a mitigation measure of climate change impact on forests. 
In honor of this declaration, our 2011 Outreach and Environmental Education activities will be focused on the importance of forests.
Last Updated ( 02/16/11 )
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