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CIFOR | vor 8 Jahre 2 Tage

The increased cultivation of açaí — the purple fruit that dangles from palms in the Brazilian rainforest and is touted by many celebrities as the number one superfood for ‘age-defying beauty’ – may be one of the reasons for the country’s staggering increase in forest cover over the past two decades...

Today Agrilife | vor 8 Jahre 3 Tage

COLLEGE STATION – Protecting forests and the livelihoods they support depends on the ability to develop and implement effectively policy and other initiatives with global cooperation, according to Dr. Jianbang Gan, a Texas A&M University department of ecosystem science and management professor.

AllAfrica | vor 8 Jahre 3 Tage

A comprehensive investigation by this paper has unearthed that a notorious Malaysian logging company (Samling) has surfaced in Liberia as a business partner to a Liberian logging company Atlantic Resources.Atlantic Resources is owned by Mr. John Gbessay, a long time business partner of former...

Business Ghana | vor 8 Jahre 3 Tage

A detailed discussion between investors and forest rights-holders, have resulted in new guidance for investments that can create a 'triple win' of returns for investors, livelihood security for local communities and protection for forests. The advice on investment in locally-controlled forestry...

Desgin Build Source | vor 8 Jahre 3 Tage

A proposal from the timber industry in the United Kingdom to increase forest cover as a means of capturing and storing carbon is not exactly ground-breaking, but it could make a massive environmental difference.

Business Mirror | vor 8 Jahre 3 Tage

The country’s top professional foresters converged at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center here on Wednesday for a three-day summit with the end in view of drafting a national action plan on the management and promotion of the country’s forest resources.

Science Daily | vor 8 Jahre 3 Tage

A new synthesis on drivers of deforestation and forest degradation was published during the Bangkok climate change negotiations in September by researchers from Canada and from Wageningen University, Netherlands. The report stresses the importance of knowing what drives deforestation and forest...

Global Witness | vor 8 Jahre 3 Wochen

A quarter of Liberia’s total landmass has been granted to logging companies in just two years, following an explosion in the use of secretive and often illegal logging permits, an investigation by Global Witness, Save My Future Foundation (SAMFU) and Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) shows.

Vancouver Sun | vor 8 Jahre 3 Wochen

The B.C. Liberal government stirred up controversy recently by proposing to remove scenic forest protections in the Harrison, Chehalis and Stave Lakes regions near Vancouver. Their "quick-fix" attempt to provide more timber for logging fails to recognize that the coastal forest industry's 20-year...

PaperIndex Times | vor 8 Jahre 3 Wochen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla, USA, Sep 5, 2012 - Georgia Land Trust (GLT) was awarded a grant from the Department of Defense (DOD), as part of the Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative (REPI), to purchase 5,500 acres from Rayonier Forest Resources. The purchase enlarges a permanent natural buffer...

The Province | vor 8 Jahre 3 Wochen

The unanimous decision of the special committee on timber sup-ply to support an increase of logging in "marginally economic forests" and in old-growth reserves previously ruled off limits to logging is outrageous. If acted upon, the committee's recommendations will worsen the current ecological...

MONGABAY | vor 8 Jahre 3 Wochen

Bolivia should prioritize environmental law enforcement and slowing expansion of large-scale cattle ranching to reduce Amazon deforestation, argues a study published last month by researchers from Germany and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

vor 8 Jahre 3 Wochen

VICTORIA –The Special Committee on Timber Supply today released its unanimous report making 22 recommendations to increase the supply and value of mid-term timber and to strengthen future forest management in the B.C. Central Interior. This region of the province has been hit hard by the current...

UCS-USA | vor 8 Jahre 3 Wochen

Harvesting forestry sustainably and profitably is entirely possible, but requires consumers and businesses to pressurise governments into action. This is view of The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), who have released a report entitled Wood for Good: Solutions for Deforestation-Free Wood...

AIP | vor 8 Jahre 3 Wochen

Finance for safeguards implementation is essential to attract and sustain funding To attract and sustain funding, REDD+ finance must operate within a governance framework capable of demonstrating compliance with social, environmental and governance safeguards. REDD+ must also be competitive in...

The Province | vor 8 Jahre 3 Wochen

Since May, when a special committee of the legislature was appointed to address a looming "timber supply" crisis, questions have arisen about what the committee would say about one community in particular. That community is Burns Lake, where an explosion and fire in January levelled the local...

NATURE | vor 8 Jahre 3 Wochen

To judge from India’s official surveys, the protection of its forests is a success. Somehow, this resource-hungry country of 1.2 billion people is managing to preserve its rich forests almost intact in the face of growing demands for timber and agricultural land.

Rights and Resources | vor 8 Jahre 3 Wochen

Land and forestry is the primary resource of the nation, and needs to be managed properly in order to improve local people's living conditions and further socio-economic development in Laos.  To manage these natural resources sustainably and for the benefit of all Lao people, the country should...

The Tyee | vor 8 Jahre 3 Wochen

The Special Legislative Committee on Timber Supply has completed their report intended to help the forest sector and communities impacted by the Mountain Pine Beetle and more specifically address the issues related to possible re-building the Burns Lake sawmill destroyed by fire in January. The...

CIFOR | vor 8 Jahre 1 month

The main drivers of deforestation worldwide are no longer subsistence-level farmers trying to put food on their tables, but corporations, converting massive tracts of land for industrial agriculture, said the founder of the Mongabay website, adding that this offers a rare opportunity for...

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