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UN MAKES 2011 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE FOREST

The United Nations wants to raise awareness about sustainable use and conservation of forests in 2011. Although the rate of forest loss is down a little over the last decade, a report by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization says it's still alarmingly high. For a Canadian perspective on this issue and the role Canada can play in global forest conservation, Marc Montgomery speaks with Daniel Arbour, chair of The Canadian Model Forest Network. ( Photo: Istockphoto )

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