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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 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.

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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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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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October 12, 2012

Country needs assessment: A report on REDD+ readiness among UN-REDD Programme and Forest Carbon Partnership facility

A country needs assessment on REDD+ was commissioned by the UN-REDD Programme following a decision of its Policy Board that such an assessment be conducted to enable it to review its policies and align the Programme’s support with the priority needs of countries.

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October 4, 2012

Agricultural expansion: an “either or more” factor in deforestation

Pastureland has been identified as the leading driver of deforestation in many parts of Latin America.

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September 26, 2012

Liberia To Investigate Logging Of Rainforests

A report by the non-governmental organization Global Witness says more than 60 percent of the West African nation's rainforests have been granted to logging companies in the past six years. The group has found evidence of fraud and misconduct within Liberia's logging sector.

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11 September 2012

IDB, CI-Guyana sign US$1.6M deal for LCDS implementation

THE Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Conservation International-Guyana (CI-Guyana) signed an agreement yesterday, to begin a project that will test models for implementation of this country’s Low Carbon Development S

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13 September 2012

Açaí: could the wonder fruit also be wonderful for forests?

The increased cultivation of açaí — the purple fruit that dangles from palms in the Brazilian rainforest and is touted by many celebrities as the number one superfood for ‘age-defying beauty’ – may be one of the reasons for the country’s staggering increase in forest cover over the past two decad


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