Short description: 

 FERN is a non-governmental organization (NGO) and a Dutch Stichting created in 1995 to keep track of the European Union’s involvement in forests and coordinate NGO activities at the European level. FERN’s work focuses on forests and forest peoples’ rights and the issues that affect them such as trade and investment and climate change. FERN works in close collaboration with social and environmental organizations and movements across the world.