ISTF Annual Conference
January 26 to 28, 2012 – New Haven, Connecticut
The world’s forests are ecological marvels that act as sanctuaries for some of the most exotic plants and creatures on Earth, regulate global climate by sopping up vast amounts of carbon dioxide, and support the livelihoods of whole societies.
Tropical forests, however, are under increasing pressure from deforestation and degradation at a time when people depend on them more than ever. That’s why global leaders recently committed to restoring 150 million hectares of degraded lands by 2020.
The Yale chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters will host practitioners and researchers from government, academia, and environmental and development institutions to discuss ways to implement large-scale initiatives that would restore forests and human livelihoods.