Govt plans to allocate RM3 bil for forest plantations
The government plans to allocate RM3 billion for expansion of forest plantations in the country to achieve an area covering 375,000 hectares by 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) said today.
FuturaGene, a genetic research and development firm focused on enhancing the eucalyptus tree, has been granted approval to begin a fourth field trial of its genetically modified eucalyptus tree in Brazil.
New Forests Leads Purchase of 46,000 Hectare Australian Softwood Plantation
Funds managed by New Forests have taken a controlling interest in the 46,000 hectare Auspine estate. New Forests' Australia New Zealand Forest Fund is the lead investor in the transaction, which includes the land and trees of the 64-property estate, formerly owned and managed by Gunns Limited.
Natural teak forests decline, while planted teak forests increase
6 March, 2012, Rome - The results of a new FAO global Teak Resources and Market Assessment conducted in 60 tropical countries show that natural teak forests are declining worldwide and that the quality of natural gro
SEATTLE, WA, Mrz. 26, 2012 (RISI) - After five years, and repeated requests by clients, Dennis Neilson and I spent much of the last six months updating our in-depth look at investments in plantation forestry around the world.