The United Nations declared year 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness and strengthen the sustainable forest management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations.
Forests are an integral part of global sustainable development. According to World Bank estimates, more than 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods with some 300 million live in them. The forest product industry is a source of economic growth and employment, with global forest products traded internationally is estimated at $327 billion.
Title: Europa 2011
Date of Issue: 9 May 2011
Denominations: € 0,60, € 0,75