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Industrial forest plantation

Issue date: 
9th March 2012

Industry bodies emphasise sustainability of SA forestry sector

The domestic forestry and pulp and paper sectors do not have as negative an impact on the environment as many people might believe, industry bodies Forestry South Africa (Forestry SA) and the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (Pamsa) emphasise.

Issue date: 
February 7, 2012

Focus on protecting wildlife, not commercial forestry practices

Instead of protecting wildlife, the proposed wildlife preservation act focuses more on giving more power and dominion to an incompetent forest department widely criticised for its commercial forestry practices, said speakers at a discussion yesterday.

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Feb 8, 2012

Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper Celebrates 5 Years of the Green Range With the Launch of Online Green Modules

Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper (UFP) has launched an online training tool, the Green Modules, to provide customers with an educational tool and information about sustainable paper production. Mondi created the online microsite (www.mondigroup.com/greenmodules), which is accessible to the wider public by registering online and provides unlimited access to the modules.

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February 03, 2012

Ugandans Invest in Trees, For Profit, Conservation

Wealthy investors in Uganda are taking advantage of a new money-making opportunity investing in trees. Trees have become an attractive investment because of the rising cost of timber and the allure of carbon credits. The Ugandan government sees these so-called "tree banks" as a means to combat deforestation. But practice remains controversial.

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Jan 26, 2012

GEF Closes $160 Million Fund for Sustainable Forestry in Africa

Global Environment Fund, a U.S. private-equity firm with $1 billion under management, completed the closing of a $160 million fund for sustainable forestry in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Jan 18, 2012

Komatsu Forest Wins Major Contracts in South America

Forest machine manufacturer Komatsu Forest has signed a major deal with the new Brazilian pulp mill Eldorado Brasil in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. In its entirety, the contract is worth about 1.4 billion Swedish kronor (US$ 200 million).

Issue date: 
22 December 2011

Carbon market driving new plantings - MAF

The Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry says foresters seeking carbon credits through the Emissions Trading Scheme have been driving much of the increase in new tree plantings.

Issue date: 
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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Plantation plan is the key to future growth, says inquiry

The Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries & Forestry has issued the findings of its inquiry into the forestry sector.

Issue date: 
December 13, 2011

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Calls for Facts Not Fiction about Forest Protection

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP)


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