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CIFOR -8 hours ago

Expansion of oil palm plantations into forests appears to be changing local diets in Indonesia

New video highlights comparative study of local nutrition and diet


IUFRO -2 hours ago

Spotlight #61 – Digging into soil and what it means to earth’s survival

PDF for download   Most people think of soil simply as something that grass, trees and other plants grow in and on. But nothing could be further from the truth, says Dr. Augusto Zanella. Below in quotes, some key concepts gathered during an IUFRO Spotlight interview. “Soils – in the for...

CIFOR -6 hours ago

Landscape Heroes: Tell their story to the world!

The post Landscape Heroes: Tell their story to the world! appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

CIFOR -8 hours ago

Expansion of oil palm plantations into forests may be having negative effects on nutritious food supply in Indonesia

New video highlights comparative study of local nutrition and diet...

CIFOR -8 hours ago

Expansion of oil palm plantations into forests appears to be changing local diets in Indonesia

New video highlights comparative study of local nutrition and diet...

timberbiz -9 hours ago

Ministers visit Timberlink Tasmania

On Friday 5 October Timberlink welcomed the Hon David Littleproud MP and Kevin Hogan MP to its Bell Bay mill to see first hand how further investments could help generate jobs and growth in Northern Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz Timberlink recently announced a generational $100m investment program ...

timberbiz -9 hours ago

Gross felling in Sweden up slightly

According to a recent forecast from the Swedish Forestry Agency the gross felling in 2018 is estimated to be 92.1 million cubic metre. It is slightly more than 2017 when the gross felling was 90.9 million cubic metre. Source: TTF The forecast is based on several different sources, as statistics o...

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Forests and Climate Change

timberbiz -9 hours ago

WA to develop new markets and jobs

A Forest Products Commission initiative focused on increasing utilisation of Western Australia’s timber resources is poised to develop new markets and create regional jobs. Source: Timberlink Logs will be released into the marketplace to stimulate innovation and see some resources that do not currently have any commercial value used for the production of veneers and engineered wood...

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Climate Change Adaptation

CBD -yesterday

South Africa: Access to Seed Is Access to Food

Seed as a primary input to agriculture plays a pivotal role in linking agriculture and biodiversity to food sovereignty. Civil society must contest the credibility of corporate consolidation in the South African seed system on the basis that it is inappropriate, given the country's challenges around biodiversity loss, climate change adaptation and food insecurity....

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

ICRAF -yesterday

For the Love of Restoration

The challenge of balancing quantity and quality in FLR efforts By Aida Bargués Tobella, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) FLR is on everyone’s lips. Governments all over the world have committed to......

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Forests & SDGs

IISD -5 days ago

Institutional Finance Update: Green Financing, Investors Contribute to Low-carbon Transition, Reaching SDGs

The Global Green Bond Partnership launched at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, and California deepened its green bond partnership with the World Bank. World Bank launched a sustainable development bond to focus on sustainable cities. Banks shared experiences from low-carbon transition risk assessments in corporate loan portfolios....

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timberbiz -6 days ago

Healthy Homes to showcase CLT build

See a spectacular new Sydney CLT build on Network Ten’s Healthy Homes this Saturday. Source: Timberbiz Take a first look into Sydney architect James Fitzpatrick’s spectacular new home on Network Ten’s long running lifestyle series Healthy Homes Australia. The show will air on Saturday 13 October at 1.55pm on TEN and then Sunday 14 October at 3.30pm on ONE. The bold, striking design s...

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ScienceDaily -1 week ago

Carbon emissions from Amazonian forest fires up to 4 times worse than feared

Carbon losses caused by El Niño forest fires of 2015 and 2016 could be up to four times greater than thought....

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The Guardian -2 days ago

Chopping forest school is a mistake | Letters

The National Trust could do more to find a solution at Toys Hill, writes former Forestry Commission recreation manager Roger BrakeIn the same issue as your article “National Trust criticised for eviction of nursery from its woodland home” (13 October), an ad for the National Trust began: “Dear future leaf rustlers, conker collectors and woodland wanderers …” Um.In the 1990s, working for ...

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Forest & Food Security

Tree Aid -2 months ago

Growing Baobab and Moringa trees in Burkina Faso

Samine lives in Nanmentenga village and is one of a group of 30 women learning how to grow nutrition gardens in Burkina Faso. Here, she tells us about her life and how the project has changed her life for the better. All the women in my group are concerned about food security and about how The post Growing Baobab and Moringa trees in Burkina Faso appeared first on TREE AID....

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Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases

iForest -2 weeks ago

Research Articles: The spread of the non-native pine tortoise scale Toumeyella parvicornis (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in Europe: a major threat to Pinus pinea in Southern Italy

Garonna AP, Foscari A, Russo E, Jesu G, Somma S, Cascone P, Guerrieri ETHE SPREAD OF THE NON-NATIVE PINE TORTOISE SCALE TOUMEYELLA PARVICORNIS (HEMIPTERA: COCCIDAE) IN EUROPE: A MAJOR THREAT TO PINUS PINEA IN SOUTHERN ITALYAbstract: Invasive pests are considered a major threat to biodiversity, conservation and agriculture. The Italian peninsula is a major site of intensive commercial exchange and ...

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