Sustaining Ecosystems and People in Temperate and Boreal Forests An International Conference on Integrating Conservation of Biological Diversity with Social and Economic Goals: This conference is co-sponsored by Canada and the Province of British Colombia and is scheduled for 8-13 September 1996 in Victoria, British Columbia. For more information contact: Conference Secretariat, Connections Victoria Ltd., tel: +1-604- 382-0332; fax: +1-604-382-2076; Internet: http://www.octonet.com/connvic/econmain.html.
Ecological, Social and Political Issues in Certification of Forests Management: This experts group meeting will be jointly conducted by the University of British Colombia and the Fakulti Perbutananat, University of Pertanian, Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur from 12-16 May 1996. This meeting will contribute to the development of objective, systematic and scientifically-based standards for certification of forestry operations, focusing on the ecological, social and political issues in certification of forest management.
International Symposium on the Non-Market Benefits of Forests: This symposium, scheduled for 23-29 June 1996 in Edinburgh, Scotland, will be sponsored by the Forestry Commission of the UK. The meeting will explore the latest developments in measuring and valuing the non-market outputs of forestry and examine ways to use the information in making decisions about forest management and in the development and implementation of forestry policy. For more information, contact: Ann Alexander, Forestry Commission, tel: +44 131 334 0303; fax: +44 131 334 2819.
Third Expert Level Follow-up Meeting of the Helsinki Conference: The Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe will convene this meeting from 30-31 May 1996 in Geneva.
Montreal Process Working Group on Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Temperate Boreal Forests: This meeting will be held in Brisbane, Australia, and is scheduled for 3-7 June 1996. For information, contact: Montreal Process Secretariat, tel: + 61 6 272 4500 or 4330; fax: +61 6 272 3201.
XX Session of the ITTC and XVIII Sessions of the Permanent Committees: These meetings will take place from 15-23 May 1996 in Manila, the Philippines. For more information contact: ITTO Secretariat, tel: +81-45-223 1110; fax: +81-45-223 1111; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Towards a Sustainable Paper Industry Making Informed Choices: The Canadian Pulp and Paper Association will sponsor a full-day session on 2 May 1996 in New York to encourage the development of a better informed forest products marketplace. For more information contact: Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, Trade and Government Affairs, fax: +1-514- 866-3686.
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