Japan’s youth need tropical forests


Students from Yokohama Science Frontier High School (YSF) perform a traditional dance at the symposium. Photo: K.Sato/ITTO

The opening of the 48th International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) Session on Monday November 5th was preceded by a symposium attended by visitors and delegations from over 50 countries on “Renewed Opportunities and Challenges for the Future of Tropical Forests” to commemorate the entry into force of the new International Tropical Timber Agreement (ITTA 2006).