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New forests fend off desert encroachment at Great Wall in NW China

XI'AN, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Shaanxi Province has been successful in fending off desert encroachment with afforestation near the ruins of the Great Wall.

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Feb 5, 2010

Assisted natural regeneration of forests

The need for an effective and low cost forest and biodiversity restoration and rehabilitation methods is now highlighted in the face of climate change and the global phenomenon of rapid loss of forests and biodiversity. An estimated 850 million hectares of degraded forests exist globally.

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Thursday, 28 January 2010

Reforestation vital for Africa & climate: Developer

A forest carbon developer has claimed the first validation of a reforestation project to the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS), using the opportunity to argue for what it sees as the critical role for forest planting in a sector where attention is turning very much to avoided deforestation, or REDD.

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August 12, 2009

Boreal forests in wealthy countries being rapidly destroyed

Boreal forests in some of the world's wealthiest countries are being rapidly destroyed by human activities — including mining, logging, and purposely-set fires — report researchers writing in Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

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December 3, 2009

Planting season in forestry plantations

The rainy season in Brazil is from December to July and is universally recognised by the forestry operators in situ as the optimum time for planting out the seedlings destined for the forestry plantations.

Ontario announces silviculture job stimulus program

The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry has announced $6 million forest renewal program.

Senegalese NGO plants 34 million mangroves

DAKAR — A Senegalese environmental NGO announced on Friday that it had planted 34 million mangrove trees in three months in a project largely financed by French dairy giant Danone to offset its carbon footprint.

Africa's first CDM forest project

Trees will return to a vast eroded grassland in Uganda as Africa's first Clean Development Mechanism forestry project evolves.

International Paper Treads Monsanto’s Path to ‘Frankenforests’

Aug. 28 (Bloomberg) -- International Paper Co., the world’s largest pulp and paper maker, plans to remake commercial forests in the same way Monsanto Co. revolutionized farms with genetically modified crops.

Germany and US to finance a Reforestation Project in India

The United States and Germany have agreed to donate $19 million for the reforestation of a Bangladesh wildlife sanctuary under a global climate change mitigation project, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday.


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by Dr. Radut