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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.

 

You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here



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2016-12-09 17:57 |

When it comes to protecting our planet’s biodiversity, we can’t afford to not have a plan – especially where environmental impacts are inevitable. With support from PROFOR, a World Bank team is supporting the Government of Mozambique in thinking through what a “last resort” program would look given the country’s complex conservation challenges.

When it comes to protecting our planet’s biodiversity, we can’t afford to not have a...

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2016-12-09 16:00 | An ecoregional approach within an international framework can effectively conserve forests and forest biodiversity in transboundary areas, according to conservation projects showcased at the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP13) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), underway in Cancun, Mexico.

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2016-12-09 15:55 |

The global forest community and forest products industry are beginning to change the anti-forestry narrative that has so dominated the news cycles for decades. This is progress that is long overdue. Rather than approaching the educational and outreach efforts with a haggard reliance on emotionally-driven images (that are but...

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2016-12-09 15:22 | Beihai, Guangxi, November 2016—Last month, around 60 Nanning Customs officials from the anti-smuggling and passenger inspection departments were trained in implementation of measures under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) during an event convened by the Guangxi branch of China’s CITES Management Authority (CITES MA) and TRAFFIC.

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2016-12-09 15:08 | 9 December, 2016

There is increasing concern about the human rights implications of the EU’s €31 million Water Tower Protection and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Project (WaTER) that is focused on an area with deeply troubling human rights issues.

Both the indigenous peoples concerned, the Ogiek of Mt. Elgon and the Sengwer of the Cherangany Hills, have suffered a running history of gross human rights violations, in...

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2016-12-09 11:39 | 9 December, 2016

Milka Chepkorir Kuto is a human rights activist and member of the Sengwer indigenous people, who live in the the Embobut and Kabolet Forest, Kenya. For the last three years, Milka has been focusing on indigenous women and their role in defending land rights. In occasion of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, we have spoken to Milka about her work and the importance of including women in the...

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2016-12-09 08:11 | A publication asked me to provide some comments, anonymously about the pending Softwood Lumber agreement between the US and Canada.  I include what I provided, and I’m going to add some of my ideas that might make a better solution than anything I hear from other sources.  I hope this helps enlighten some people on … Continue reading "Softwood Lumber Agreement"

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2016-12-09 07:59 |

A workshop in Ecuador heard how a new toolkit is helping practitioners get to grips with risk in locally controlled forest and farm business.

Ecuador's Vice Minister of Agriculture, Jamill Ramón, last month opened the 5th international Forest Connect workshop in Quito, Ecuador, entitled 'Risk management for locally controlled forest business: securing the future'. The meeting brought together participants from 17 countries. 

In his keynote address, Vice Minister Ramón...

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2016-12-09 03:43 |

By Catriona Croft-Cusworth, originally posted at CIFOR’s Forests News An increasing number of states are embracing commitments made under the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global temperature rise. But how do these grand ambitions play out in reality? In practice, climate action gains traction at the ground level — ‘where the rubber hits the road’, so […]

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2016-12-09 03:17 |

From 4-17 December 2016, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is holding its Thirteenth Conference of Parties (COP13) in Cancun, Mexico. With an emphasis on agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism, the meeting aims to dismantle sectoral silos by bringing together the range of local, public and private stakeholders who play a key role in managing and safeguarding the world’s biodiversity. […]

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2016-12-09 01:03 |

Authors: Djoudi, H.; Locatelli, B.; Vaast, C.; Asher, K.; Brockhaus, M.; Sijapati Basnett, B. Climate change and related adaptation strategies have gender-differentiated impacts. This paper reviews how gender is framed in 41 papers on climate change adaptation through an intersectionality lens. The main findings show that while intersectional analysis has demonstrated many advantages for a comprehensive study of gender, it […]

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2016-12-09 00:00 | A great spotted woodpecker – or could it be a Syrian woodpecker? Unless you look very carefully, it is easy to confuse the birds. But the Syrian woodpecker has one key feature that enables us to distinguish it from the great spotted woodpecker.

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2016-12-08 18:45 | On 29 November 2016, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) released its estimate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon for the period August 2015 to July 2016. It’s not good news. Deforestation increased by 29% compared to the previous year. Deforestation in Brazil hit a low in 2012. Since then it has increased by […]

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2016-12-08 18:00 |

According to the Romania Journal, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has recently decided to place the Schweighofer group on probation period after voices that this company was involved in illegal logging operations in Romania.  Everything started when WWF Germany complained against Schweighofer Group’s forestry related business operations in Romania. Then, an independent panel appointed in March 2016 conducted very detailed investigation. Moreover, the Romanian Environment Minister...

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2016-12-08 14:00 |

Forestry Tasmania offers for sale a hardwood eucalypt plantation tree crop under a 90 year forestry right located on Permanent Timber Production Zone land in Tasmania.

The estate represents a high quality asset located regionally across Tasmania with close proximity to ports.
The following timetable has been established for the sale process which will be conducted in two stages:

 

Expressions of Interest due...

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2016-12-08 14:00 | “Rain has become much less acidic since the Clean Air Act was strengthened in the 1990s,” says U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) soil scientist Jennifer Knoepp. “However, some high elevation streams still have chronic or episodic acidity.” Acid…Read more ›

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2016-12-08 13:47 | Panama City, Panama, December 2016—In a major boost to global efforts to fight wildlife crime, a consortium of 11 organizations shone a light on illicit financial flows and corruption during the 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Panama (1st-4st December 2016)—identifying a series of steps to help tackle the scourge.

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2016-12-08 12:39 | 8 December, 2016

Arnobia Moreno lives in the indigenous Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta, one of the oldest colonial reserves in Colombia. Over the years she has played a key role in involving women in the protection and conservation of their traditional land. As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, Arnobia told us about the importance of the Collective of Indigenous Women, which she helped creating, and her...

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2016-12-08 11:38 |

How the creation of new geospatial tools can improve transparency

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2016-12-08 07:21 |

Let it burn, baby, burn.

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