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Forest Fires And Landscape Restoration: An Agenda For Chile

GFIS - 4 hours 19 min ago
In November 2017, the New Generation Plantations (NGP) platform organized a study tour in Chile to discuss the process of landscape restoration and resilience following the catastrophic fires of the previous summer.The following document summarizes the main proposals put forward by participants on the study tour. We hope government agencies, forestry companies, NGOs and others working in Chile will consider these proposals and take them forward in order to strengthen landscape resilience.

Tree plantations could help Peru meet forest restoration goal

GFIS - 4 hours 57 min ago

Toward a roadmap for restoring 3 million hectares

Forest policy in focus

GFIS - 5 hours 28 min ago
Are you interested in forest policy and cooperation among the Nordic and Baltic countries? This is a chance to deeply engage in the subject.   The second International Forest Policy Meeting (2IFPM) will take place in April 11-13, 2018 in Wageningen, the Netherlands. The conference is organized in collaboration between…

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Indian Star Tortoise seizure in Thailand brings year’s total to over 6000 individuals seized

GFIS - 6 hours 50 min ago
Bangkok, Thailand, 11th December 2017—on the high seas, at railway stations and markets, Star Tortoise seizures continue to make headlines with the latest case in Bangkok marking 6,040 of the tortoises confiscated globally this year.

British Trophy from the Ashes

GFIS - 10 hours 45 min ago

Half a world away from our national cricket team, crafting a Grown in Britain award trophy from local Ash trees has been the task of GiB licence-holder and designer-maker Alice Blogg. Alice has been working to create the 2017 Grown in Britain Hero award trophy, being presented later this week. “From a waney-edge British Ash […]

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SNS network meeting: Fungals in focus

GFIS - 13 hours 3 min ago
Are you curious about fungals? Join the NEFOM meeting in February 8-10!   The SNS network NEFOM is planning a meeting to discuss fungal issues. February 8 is reserved for the theme “Fungal mediation of sustainable forestry”. Questions asked are: How do mycologists fit into the polarized debate on forest…

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What do forests have to do with food?

GFIS - 16 hours 10 min ago

Delicious recipes and deeper insights from five sites in Africa

#MountainsMatter video contest winners capture beauty of mountains, sorrow of displacement

GFIS - 21 hours 3 min ago

Nurlan Anarbaev of Kyrgyzstan and Jaya Setiawan Gulo of Indonesia are the 2017 winners of the International Mountain Day #MountainsMatter video contest organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The winners received a trip to Rome, Italy to see their videos shown at the Mountain Partnership Global Meeting that opened on 11 December, International Mountain Day (IMD).


Respectful discourse at National American Forest Partnership a breath of fresh air

GFIS - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 21:13

We live in a time of historically low trust and confidence in our institutions, whether they be banks, big business, the federal government, police, the media, science or religion.

Fight to save Alaska’s big-tree forests

GFIS - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 21:04

In their dark-of-night tax plan, Republicans reopened the debate over logging old-growth trees that existed before Alaska became a territory, before the United States became a country.

Ant Forest: Gamifying Climate Action

GFIS - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 11:03
The world seems to be keen on generating firsts. The latest addition to this list is ‘Ant Forest’ - a digital platform that has managed to marry ‘fin-tech’ to environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation.

Enhancing human rights through responsible community forestry: a case from Myanmar

GFIS - Sun, 10/12/2017 - 03:51
Khin Moe Kyi, Khin Thiri, Kerry Woodward & Jeffrey Williamson – RECOFTC On the 10th of December 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR sets out the inalienable “economic, social, political, cultural and civic rights that underpin a life free from want and fear”. These rights are extended […]

Towards a ‘Plastic Pollution-free’ Planet

GFIS - Sat, 09/12/2017 - 15:13
Thoughts about plastic pollution during UNEA-3 by Bocheng Zhang, UNEA-3 Delegate ‘Beat the pollution, we are the solution’ is the watchword of Beat #marine litter breakfast. During the Beat #marine litter breakfast and other side events of UNEA-3, ‘Towards Pollution-free Planet’, plastic pollution is the most concerned topics and be mentioned by delegates for lots … Continue reading Towards a ‘Plastic Pollution-free’ Planet

Beetles are ravaging Europe’s oldest forest. Is logging the answer?

GFIS - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 21:37

It’s a cool, gray day in early October, and the town of Białowieża in northeast Poland looks peaceful.

UDT investigates complaint against RDLP Bialystok

GFIS - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 19:21
UDT has requested RDLP Bialystok to respond to the complaint filed by PEFC International by this Monday, 11 December 2017, 10:00, and reserves the right to suspend the certificate. UDT will also undertake an immediate audit as part of the investigation. PEFC International filed a complaint...

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Introducing a Natural Capital Asset Class in Global Exchange Markets: The...

GFIS - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 19:19
Project Status: APP. Country: Suriname. Project Number: SU-T1096. Approval date: Dec 06, 2017

Forest Fires And Landscape Restoration: An Agenda For Chile

GFIS - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 16:44
In November 2017, the New Generation Plantations (NGP) platform organized a study tour in Chile to discuss the process of landscape restoration and resilience following the catastrophic fires of the previous summer.The following document summarizes the main proposals put forward by participants on the study tour. We hope government agencies, forestry companies, NGOs and others working in Chile will consider these proposals and take them forward in order to strengthen landscape resilience.

Controlled burns limited severity of Rim Fire

GFIS - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 15:55
Controlled burning of forestland helped limit the severity of one of California's largest wildfires, according to geographers.

Register now for the IMPACTPapeRec project final conference

GFIS - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 15:09

Join us on 24 January 2018 for the final conference of the IMPACTPapeRec project, a two-year EU-funded project set up to improve the separate collection of paper for recycling in Europe. It will be organised at the Committee of the Regions premises in Brussels, Belgium.

The conference will take place from 9h00 to 13h15, followed by two workshops in the afternoon, one for municipalities and one for entrepreneurs. You can download the conference programme here.

Don't miss the chance to hear the outcome of this very special project that involved 19 partners from across the value chain!
Registration link: impactpaperec.eu/en/24-january-register/

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