19th commonwealth forestry conference held in Uttarakhand
The 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference was held at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. This is for the second time India hosted the conference after it was hosted for first time in 1968. Scientists and experts from 49 member countries of the Commonwealth had participated in it. They focused issues on biodiversity conservation and management, livelihood and economic security from forests, diversification, multiple uses and sustainable harvest, forest and climate change. They also shared their ideas and researches on ‘Forests for Prosperity and Posterity’ in consonance with Aichi targets of the UN Convention on Conservation of Biological Diversity (UNC-CBD) and Sustainable Development Goals.