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February 8, 2010

City Dwellers Drive Deforestation in 21st Century

Satellite data reveals that demand from urban areas may be the primary driver of the loss of trees--a shift from the patterns of the past

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September 2009

Private Forest Ownership in Europe

More than half of Europe’s forests, not including Russia and other CIS countries, are owned privately. Private forest owners play a key role in sustaining forest ecosystems, enhancing rural development and supplying resources to markets.

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August 2009

The UN/ECE-Timber Forest Products Market Report 2009


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Feb. 8, 2010

Continuous improvement in safety at TimberWest

NANAIMO, BC, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - TimberWest Forest Corp.'s commitment to safety showed positive results for the fourth consecutive year with its Medical Incident Rating (MIR) dropping from 2.17 in 2006 to 0.53 in 2009, a decline of 88 per cent.


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Feb. 8, 2010

Sino-Forest completes acquisition of Mandra Forestry


TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2010 /CNW/ - Sino-Forest Corporation (TSX: TRE) ("Sino-Forest") today announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the outstanding common shares of Mandra Forestry Holdings Limited.

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January 30, 2010

IMF Proposes "Green Fund" for Climate Change Financing

The world must adopt a low-carbon model for growth as it rebuilds from the global economic crisis, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, said at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
  • Strauss-Kahn proposes “Green Fund” to help finance shift to low-carbon world
  • Says IMF to release proposals in a few weeks
  • Fund could be created partly through issuance of IMF’s special drawing rights (SDRs)
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February 01, 2010

ECO2 Forests to Acquire Controlling Interest in Forest Guard Inc. Projects

ECO2 Forests Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ECOF), announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire controlling interest in certain projects of Forest Guard Inc., a privately held company specializing in for profit Avoided Deforestation projects.

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Feb 1, 2010

Ghana: EU Take Action On Illegal Logging


The European Delegation in Ghana is working with the Ministry of Forestry and Natural Resources to curb the importation of illegally logged timber from the country to the European market.

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Canada: Forestry industry must diversify, capitalize on demand for green energy

MONTREAL - The federal government can help rescue Canada's battered forestry industry and thousands of jobs by providing $1.5 billion in funds to encourage diversification to new eco-friendly uses such as biochemicals and bio energy, says a new study released Monday.

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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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by Dr. Radut