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 FOREST:   IKEA WWF textbook used to teach sustainable forestry throughout Russia.
A textbook on sustainable forest management, developed in 2009 by WWF Russia with support from IKEA, has now become the basis for university level forestry education throughout Russia.

The “Sustainable Forest Management” textbook was officially approved by the Ministry of Education and recognised by the forest community as an innovative and practical publication to form ecologically oriented, economically viable and socially responsible new forest sector practitioners.

The “Sustainable Forest Management” textbook was officially approved by the Ministry of Education and recognised by the forest community as an innovative and practical publication to form ecologically oriented, economically viable and socially responsible new forest sector practitioners.

Some 3000 copies have been distributed free of charge to more than 40 forest universities, dozens of colleges, libraries, forest sector businesses and NGOs. A workshop for 25 teacher representing 19 forest universities from all over the country helped introduce it into the curriculums and a special discipline for universities was based on the book. Today, it is used as a basis for training in more than a quarter of Russian forest universities.