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FME 2008

FME 2008 was held in Bulgaria in the foothills of Rila National Park. It was hosted by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (http://bspb.org/index.php).

The main issues discussed during the meeting included:

  • Europe’s forests (concentrating on Bulgaria)
  • Pulp, paper and the Shrink campaign (www.shrink.org)
  • Bioenergy – problems with agrofuels and alternative visions
  • Carbon trading
  • Avoided deforestation, a new and upcoming issue
  • The battle to save FSC from itself
  • Illegal logging and forest governance

Many of the organisations present signed-on to the European paper vision.

FME Consumption declaration

Please see here for copies of presentations:

 

Illegal practices in Bulgarian forests

Presentation by Alexander Duchev. FME 2008.

Illegal practices in Bulgarian forests

Presentation by Alexander Duchev. FME 2008.