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Forest protected areas - Identifying and closing global conservation gaps

Institute of Forest and Environmental Policy (IFP), Freiburg University; UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC); World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Network and World Resources Institute (WRI)

Date and Time
20 May 2008 13:15 - 14:45

Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 9)

This project will present the results of a project "Conservation of forest biodiversity under the CBD: Options for a global forest protected area (FPA) network" and a gap analysis for FPA carried out by UNEP-WCMC, WWF and WRI. The gap analysis evaluates FPA coverage of forest ecoregions, present-day forest cover, and global priority areas for forest conservation. It is based on the latest version of the WDPA (not yet published) and a newly updated version of the Global Forest Map. The results can be used to give recommendations on how to measure progress towards the 2010 forest targets and to pinpoint the most urgent global conservation gaps for forests.