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Issue date: 
17 Jan 2012

China’s Reforestation Programs: Big Success or Just an Illusion?

China has undertaken ambitious reforestation initiatives that have increased its forest cover dramatically in the last decade. But scientists are now raising questions about just how effective these grand projects will turn out to be.

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January 20th, 2012

Ontario Auditor General urges tighter oversight of reforestation

The government should do more to oversee private-sector forest companies to make sure they do an adequate job of successfully reforesting areas where timber has been harvested, Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter says in his 2011 Annual Report.

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27 January 2012

UN-HABITAT launches tree plantation campaign in flood-hit areas

ISLAMABAD: UN-HABITAT has launched a tree plantation campaign for the benefit of communities in areas affected by devastating floods during 2010 and 2011.

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January 13, 2012

1% increase in forest cover

Since the adoption of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the government took measures to enhance forests cover from 5% to 6% including approval of forestry mega projects at the cost of Rs12 billion, said Muhammad Javed Malik, Federal Secretary, Ministry of National Disaster Management.

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December 29, 2011

People’s organization YISEDA completes forest trees planting

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Dec. 29 (PIA) -- A people’s organization has completed its part in planting forest trees in the 110-hectare land under the United Nations Program on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Plus Program).

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Dec 30, 2011

Government plans massive afforestation drive

HYDERABAD: The state forest department, in an ambitious plan, will plant 12 crore saplings outside the forest areas by June next to increase the state’s tree cover.

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15 Dec 2011

Out of the shade

Trees are Themba Radebe’s life. In 2007 he realised a dream by buying a gum tree plantation after working for forestry and packaging company Mondi for almost 20 years.

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December 13, 2011

Adding vast forests to cut climate change could boomerang, study says

“There are lots of reasons why planting trees is a good thing,” said Abigail Swann, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-Doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science. “There are many local benefits.

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December 01, 2011

India manages to stem deforestation: Minister

Proving the outcry that forests are shrinking due to increased urbanisation, industrialisation and rehabilitation, India has set its record straight with a modest increase in its forest cover.

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Nov 23, 2011

Macedonians plant millions of trees on 'Tree Day'

Macedonians were given a day off work Wednesday to plant almost six million trees as part of government efforts to revive forests and increase ecological awareness in the Balkan country.


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by Dr. Radut