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AUA ACE Public Lecture: Forest Management and Resource Stewardship
March 27, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The AUA Acopian Center for the Environment is hosting a public lecture on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:00 pm on the topic of forest management. The presentation will be delivered by Ani Haykuni, the manager of Forestry Services at the Armenian Tree Project (ATP) Charitable Foundation.
Haykuni’s lecture, titled “Managing and Certifying Forests: New Directions in Resource Stewardship,” will be held in room 208E of AUA’s Paramaz Avedisian Building.
Forests are among the most important parts of earth’s ecosystem. They affect the planet’s carbon and hydrological cycles, house a vast concentration of its species biodiversity, and more than 14 million people are directly employed in forest-related industries.
As a resource, forests need to be managed both for long-term human security as well as the sustainability of the planet. Haykuni will outline the role of public policy as well as highlight relatively new mechanisms, such as forest certification, for their sound management. She will conclude by discussing the close nexus between forests, people, and community development.
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