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Greenwood Management | 6 years 10 months ago

Ethical investment has hit the headlines recently as figures have suggested that there has been a slight drop in interest. Data from the Investment Management Association revealed that investors have withdrawn around £17 million from green funds since November 2011, calling into question whether...

CIFOR | 6 years 10 months ago

For thousands of years, the people living on the banks of the Mekong river have been paddling through its often treacherous waters in wooden cargo boats laden with all manner of freshly grown produce, ready for trade.

Science Daily | 6 years 10 months 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 | 6 years 10 months 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...

Business Ghana | 6 years 10 months 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 | 6 years 10 months 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 | 6 years 10 months 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.

Rights and Resources | 6 years 11 months 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 | 6 years 11 months 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 | 6 years 11 months 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 | 6 years 11 months 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 | 6 years 11 months 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 | 6 years 11 months 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 | 6 years 11 months 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).

6 years 11 months 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 | 6 years 11 months 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 | 6 years 11 months 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 | 6 years 11 months 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 | 6 years 11 months 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.

Conservation International | 6 years 11 months ago

The governments of Guyana and Germany along with Conservation International launch fund to protect critical ecosystems, maintain global carbon stocks and benefit local communities

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