To sign the letter go here and add your name to the form at the bottom of the page: naturenotforsale.org/letter2eu/ Dear European Commissioners, We are a group of concerned organisations and individuals who believe that the legislation on biodiversity offsetting being considered by the European Commission would harm nature and people, and would give power […]
SCA is continuing its journey as a leading global hygiene and forest products company to boost awareness of the Group as the company behind strong customer and consumer brands such as TENA, Tork, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo and Vinda. Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race plays a great role in this journey.
Team SCA, the first female team in over a decade, will start its participation in the Volvo Ocean Race with the first InPort Race on October 4 in Alicante,...
A peak body for the pulp and paper processing industry has said the shortage of local timber needs to be addressed. Source: ABC News
The illegal operation of a sawmill was under the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s microscope with the council unanimously calling for the closure of the company. Source: Mandurah Mail
South Australia's downtrodden forestry industry has a bright future according to a blueprint laid out for the sector and backed by the State Government. Source: ABC Rural
Government reforms will put the vocation back into vocational education and training, according to Master Builders Australia. Source: Timberbiz
Local summer time will begin when clocks are put forward one hour at 2 o'clock Sunday morning. Source: Timberbiz
Australian builders lag behind global competitors with prefabricated housing an untapped market for local manufacturers, according to META Managing Director Zoran Angelkovski. Source: Timberbiz
Developers are promising more mid-sized condo projects after Ontario followed through on a promise to allow wood-framed buildings up to six storeys. Source: Toronto Star
The University of Canterbury is to launch a new research project to make sure New Zealand’s new forestry roads are safe and are established with minimal environmental impact. Source: Timberbiz
A recent seminar has attempted to better understand the landscape approach and how it can be made to work for the benefit of people and the planet.
“The wide application of agroecological practices such as agroforestry is a no brainer,” writes Gina Castillo, Agriculture Program Manager at Oxfam America in an article about a recent agr
OTTAWA, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is urging the federal government to support further transformation of the forest products industry by engaging universi...
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The mule deer on the Spanish Fork Ranger District, a part of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah, are happy foragers these days thanks to a dedicated effort to improve their habitat and increase their numbers. Mule deer are primarily browsers, with a majority of their diet comprised of broad-leaved, non-woody plants such as buckwheat [...]
By Michael D. Goldhaber, The American Lawyer, 29 September 2014 | Terra Global will devote some of the proceeds of carbon credit sales to fuel-efficient cookstoves and sustainable farming practices to stop the clearing of new land for vegetable plots by migrant farmers. It will also support 13 community groups to patrol the forests with motorbikes—including a group of Buddhist monks. To date, Terra Global's trades have not been very profitable because existing markets for carbon credits are...
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MONTREAL, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Tembec Inc. ("Tembec") announced
today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tembec Industries Inc. (the
"Company") successfully completed its previously announ...
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During the UN General Assembly (UNGA) General Debate, many speakers highlighted their priorities for the post-2015 development agenda and discussed global challenges, including international security, terrorism and Ebola. At the same time, several countries stressed the importance of environmental sustainability and shared their visions and achievements on biodiversity, including oceans, wildlife, forests and protected areas (PAs).
October 1, 2014 —
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M Forest Service has completed a new study
of the economic contribution provided by forestry-driven, wood-based industries
in Texas. The report shows that the total economic contributions of the Texas
forest sector include $30.3 billion in industry output, supporting more than
130,600 jobs; and continues to be one of the top ten manufacturing sectors in
The report analyzes
data collected from 2012, the most current...
The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) released two new brochures highlighting partnership projects. The first brochure introduces the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) programme, which will be implemented with the EU, while the second brochure focuses on progress in the joint initiative with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on the protection of tropical forest biodiversity.
The Blue Carbon Initiative, co-led by Conservation International (CI), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Intergovernmental Oceanic Commission (IOC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has produced a manual titled ‘Coastal Blue Carbon: methods for assessing carbon stocks and emissions factors in mangroves, tidal salt marshes, and seagrass meadows.'