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Issue date: 
September 19th, 2012

Protecting mangroves cheaper than building coastal protection

Keeping coastal mangrove forests intact or replanting them is cheaper than building man-man structure to protect coastlines threatened by climate change, according to the head of the International Union for Conservation for Nature (IUCN).

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October 18th, 2012

Letter from Steve Thomson, BC’s Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations regarding timber supply action plan

With the release of ‘Beyond the Beetle: A Mid-Term Timber Supply Action Plan’, we have outlined a clear strategy to help our forests recover from the damage done by the mountain pine beetle infestation.

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October 16, 2012

Forests or Agriculture: not necessarily an ‘all or nothing’ trade-off

BOGOR, Indonesia (16 October, 2012)_Making informed decisions on how to reduce carbon emissions from forestry and agriculture requires some solid knowledge about potential tradeoffs between development and conservation objectives: what you manage to win through  avoided deforestation or reduced c

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Can adaptation be a hook for local engagement in REDD+?

As a primarily local issue, adaptation has more direct relevance to local people than the mitigation potential of REDD+, and in the absence of long term monetary benefits from REDD+, could emphasising the tangible contributions to local environmental conditions and wider governance reforms of RED

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October 18, 2012

Wisconsin tribe has much to teach us

Re: "Manage forests for the future," Oct. 17.

The editorial correctly observes that B.C.'s public forests must be managed for the future. The Menominee native Americans in Wisconsin are an excellent example of people doing this.

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October 20, 2012

Long-term plan needed for B.C.'s forests

Re: "Manage forests for the future," Oct. 17.

The editorial is spot-on in many respects.

Issue date: 
October 17, 2012

Manage forests for the future

As it looks for ways to shore up the province's timber industry, the B.C. government is in danger of not seeing the forest for the trees.

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September 28th, 2012; Oct 19, 2012

Biodiversity Offsets: : Voluntary and Compliance Regimes

UNEP-WCMC and UNEP FI have issued a new publica

Issue date: 
17 September 2012

Making Forestry Work for the Poor: Assessment of the Contribution of Forestry to Poverty Alleviation in Asia and the Pacific

Since the launch of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) over a decade ago, concerted efforts have been made around the world to improve the contribution of different economic sectors to poverty eradication.


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