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International survey on conservation and sustainable use of forest resources

A tree seedling. Credit: EUFORGEN

The GenTree project is launching an international survey open to various stakeholders in the forest sector, such as forest managers, forest owners, policymakers, tree breeders, representatives of nurseries, seed harvesting or processing companies and the industry.

The objective is to collect and analyse the knowledge of different stakeholders on aspects related to conservation and sustainable use of forest resources, in particular their genetic (intraspecific) diversity.

It takes about 20 minutes to respond to the questions. Respondents can choose whether to answer anonymously or leave contact details (see links below).

Why should you contribute?

Knowledge on sustainable forest management held by managers and policy makers is often difficult to collect for research and, conversely, research results are not always efficiently conveyed to stakeholders. We propose to bridge this gap.

Answers to the survey will help create realistic scenarios for adapting forests and forest management to a changing climate and evolving socio-economic concerns about natural products. Results from the survey will be compiled by project partners (European Forest Institute, Bioversity International) and made available to all respondents who indicated interest in the final report and provided their emails.

Research results from scenario analyses will be posted on this website and shared with all those who contributed.