The world's forests are under pressure. Tropical forests are disappearing fast due to logging and mining, hydropower and the hunger for land. The last temperate and Northern old growth forests are being destroyed by the timber and paper industries. The livelihood of forest peoples is being undermined and every year thousands of plant and animal species disappear. Many organisations campaign to save the world's forests and support the struggles of forest peoples. International co-ordination of these activities is important. FERN was created in 1995 to keep track of the EU's involvement in forests and co-ordinate NGO activities at the European level.

FERN aims to achieve environmental and social justice, focusing on forests and forest peoples’ rights in the policies and practices of the European Union. The main campaign areas are: Forest Governance, European Forests, Forests and Climate, Trade and Investment and Carbon Trading.

FERN has no director and strives to make decisions by consensus. This drives its way of working which is to open rather than occupy space for dialogue on the issues that affect forests and the environment. FERN has staffed offices in Brussels, Belgium, Moreton-in-Marsh, UK and an administrative office in Leiden, the Netherlands.


Tel: +44 (0) 1608 652 895
Email: info@fern.org
Web: www.fern.org


1c Fosseway Business Centre,
Stratford Road,
Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9NQ
United Kingdom
Creation Date: 
Wednesday, 15 May, 2013 - 09:09
Last Updated: 
Wednesday, 15 May, 2013 - 09:09

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