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14 years 4 months ago

Expert-Level Meeting of the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE) highlights crucial role of European Forests    FOREST EUROPE: New brand name for the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE)   

Reuters | 14 years 4 months ago

SANTIAGO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Chilean industrial conglomerate Copec COP.SN said on Friday its nine-month profit tumbled 43.3 percent from a year ago, but its businesses were recovering from the worst of the global financial crisis.

The Sydney Morning Herald | 14 years 4 months ago

TIMBER company Gunns is poised to further increase control of Australian forests, emerging as favourite to take over the running of Great Southern's management investment scheme plantations. Six months after debt-laden Great Southern's collapse as investors flew the sector, Gunns was named...

14 years 4 months ago

The report of the study Shaping forest communication in the European Union: public perceptions of forests and forestry was published in September 2009.

ForestTalk.com | 14 years 4 months ago

The provincial government of Nova Scotia is restoring forests in Cape Breton's Mabou Highlands ravaged by the spruce bark beetle.

CubaHeadlines | 14 years 4 months ago

According to data of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Cuba is one of the few countries of the world where forest areas grow every year.

TripleUndit | 14 years 4 months ago

  Think of it as CSI for the timber industry. Singapore-based Double Helix Tracking Technologies (DHTT) uses DNA tests to verify the origins of timber. Essentially, it’s the same technology that’s used in forensics and paternity testing –only DHTT has adapted it specifically for wood. “What we’...

Guardian | 14 years 4 months ago

A global emergency funding scheme to drastically reduce the destruction of tropical rainforests over the next five years was announced by the Prince of Wales today, with the US pledging $275m (£165m) towards rainforest protection.

14 years 5 months ago

PARIS (AFP) – Investing billions today to protect threatened ecosystems and dwindling biodiversity would reap trillions in savings over the long haul, according to a UN-backed report issued Friday. More than a billion of Earth's poorest denizens depend directly on coral reefs, forests, mangroves...

VOV News | 14 years 5 months ago

Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen says his country can provide Vietnam with equipment and technology to tackle environmental problems.

Forestry-Invest | 14 years 5 months ago

Buying up forest property is a different kind of property investment and can be traced all the way back to when Tarzan and Jane first settled down seventy years ago.

14 years 5 months ago

Coral reefs around the world are worth a staggering $172 billion dollars a year to the global economy. But the wealth of the oceans' reefs, and their amazing monetary value, is on the verge of being destroyed.

14 years 5 months ago

The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry has announced $6 million forest renewal program.

14 years 5 months ago

November 6, 2009: The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) met in Special Session at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday, 30 October 2009. At the special session, delegates reached a decision on the need for urgent global action to catalyze funding for sustainable forest management around...

14 years 5 months ago

The Walt Disney Company intends to invest US$7 million in forest conservation projects in the U.S.A, the Amazon  and the Congo Basin in an effort to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Disney’s forestry  investment policy is being made in partnership with three conservation groups: Conservation...

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With the world facing global warming and a biodiversity crisis, a new study in Conservation Biology shows that within 15 years logged forests—considered by many to be 'degraded'—can be managed in order to successfully fight both climate change and extinction.

14 years 5 months ago

A recent FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) study set out to assess whether the requirements set for FSC Controlled Wood are met by PEFC (Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification) schemes. The schemes included in the study were the international PEFC standard (the Pan European Operational...

14 years 5 months ago

U.S. TIMBERLAND MAY BE ONE OF THE WORLD'S most overvalued asset classes.

14 years 5 months ago

Major timberland transactions have slowed considerably but some continue to close. I wrote an article for Forest Landowners Magazine (THE TREND IN TIMBERLAND PRICES) that was supposed to be published in October but the publishing date was postponed until late November so I thought I would do a...

14 years 5 months ago

PREAMBLE   We, the 7,075 participants from 160 countries gathered at the Thirteenth World Forestry Congress to consider the theme of the Congress, “Forest Development: A Vital Balance” and through it explore the numerous existing and emerging environmental, social and economic challenges facing us...


by Dr. Radut