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Energy Bangladesh | 7 years 3 weeks ago

The World Bank (WB) has expressed deep concern as deforestation is alarmingly increasing in the country. The country has only 17.8 per cent or 2.56 million hectares of forest at present and such rapid reduction of forests lead to soil erosion, serious landslides and loss of biodiversity. The...

CIFOR | 7 years 3 weeks ago

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore!” Mark Twain’s wry observation on the North American land acquisition boom of the late 19th century remains just as pertinent today as it was then. More than a 100 years later, the sheer scale of contemporary global land purchases and its appropriation from...

Business Ghana | 7 years 3 weeks ago

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 | 7 years 3 weeks ago

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 | 7 years 3 weeks ago

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 | 7 years 3 weeks ago

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...

AllAfrica | 7 years 3 weeks ago

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...

7 years 1 month ago

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 | 7 years 1 month ago

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 | 7 years 1 month ago

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 | 7 years 1 month ago

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 | 7 years 1 month ago

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 | 7 years 1 month ago

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 | 7 years 1 month ago

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...

Global Witness | 7 years 1 month ago

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 | 7 years 1 month ago

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 | 7 years 1 month ago

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 | 7 years 1 month ago

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 | 7 years 1 month ago

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).

Korea Herald | 7 years 1 month ago

Over 100 high-level officials from 11 countries participate in two-day special meeting to discuss forestation cooperation Forestry ministers from Korea and member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are to announce the Seoul Declaration on Forestry on Thursday, which vows...

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