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Forest Trees (1991)

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Suggested Citation:"Abbreviations." National Research Council. 1991. Forest Trees. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1582.
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Abbreviations ACIAR Australian Center for International Agricultural Research ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Thailand BANSEFOR Banco de Semillas Forestales (Forest Seed Bank), Guatemala BCI Barro Colorado Island, Panama CAMCORE Central America and Mexico Coniferous Resources Cooperative, United States CATIE Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza (Tropical Agriculture Research and Training Center), Costa Rica CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, United States CIDA Canadian International Development Agency CIRAD Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement (Center for International Cooperation on Agronomic Research for Development), France CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia CTFT Centre Technique Forestier Tropical (Tropical Forestry Technical Center), France DANIDA Danish International Development Agency DFSC Danish Forest Seed Center ESNACIFOR Escuela Nacional de Ciencia Forestal (National School of Forest Science), Honduras 207

208 1 Abbreviation s FAO Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations), Italy IBPGR International Board for Plant Genetic Resources, Italy ICRAF International Council for Research in Agroforestry, Kenya IDRC International Development Research Center, Canada ITTO International Tropical Timber Organization, lapan IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Switzerland IUFRO International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, Austria MAB Man and the Biosphere Program (of UNESCO), France NFTA Nitrogen Fixing Tree Association, United States OFI Oxford Forestry Institute, United Kingdom TFAP Tropical Forestry Action Plan (of FAO) UN United Nations, United States UNEP United Nations Environment Program, Kenya UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, France USAID U.S. Agency for International Development USDA U. S. Department of Agriculture WCMC World Conservation Monitoring Center (of IUCN) WRI World Resources Institute, United States WWF World Wide Fund for Nature, United States

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News reports concerning decline of the world's forests are becoming sadly familiar. Most losses are measured in square kilometers, but a more profound loss cannot be measured. As forests disappear, so do their genetic resources. The genes they possess can no longer aid in their adaptation to a changing environment, nor can they be used to develop improved varieties or products.

This book assesses the status of the world's tree genetic resources and management efforts. Strategies for meeting future needs and alternatives to harvesting natural forests are presented. The book also outlines methods and technologies for management, evaluates activities now under way, and makes specific recommendations for a global strategy for forest management.

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