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CBD -5 days ago

FAO to release "The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture" report

On Friday, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is set to present to the media the findings of the upcoming The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture report - to be launched on 22 February.


What Wood -8 hours ago

In 2019, the forest area leased by Segezha Group enterprises will grow to 9.1 million hectares

In 2019, it is expected that the forest area leased by Segezha Group enterprises will grow to 9.1 million hectares, the volume of the forest cutting fund – to 10.9 million cubic meters. This was reported by the press service of the company. In addition, according to the roadmap, in Karelia in the ...

IUCN -9 hours ago

IUCN Director General nominated to top post at UNEP

IUCN Director General Inger Andersen has been nominated to the post of Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. IUCN Director General Inger Andersen gives IUCN's statement to the Thirteenth ...

The Guardian -13 hours ago

Country diary: the place is awhirl in the wind

Stamford, Lincolnshire: The trees are fretting. A horse chestnut, a sycamore and a now leaner birch, all of them making a squeaking creakOutside the window the landscape has changed a little and it takes a minute to work out why. A gap where something once was. Where something has fallen.The place i...

What Wood -15 hours ago

In 2021 in the Stavropol region in the construction of a plant for the production of the corrugated board will invest 500 million rubles

As reported in the press center of the Governor of the Stavropol territory, in 2021 in the Stavropol region it is planned to build a plant for the production of corrugated cardboard. The agreement on cooperation in the implementation of this investment project at the Russian investment forum in Soch...

What Wood -18 hours ago

JSC “Volga” is seeking to increase the production plan of thermomechanical mass by increasing the time of chips steaming

According to the press service of JSC “Volga”, the time of steaming of wood chips in the shop of the thermo-mechanical pulp of JSC “Volga” has increased by 25% due to the replacement of equipment. This was reported by the mechanic shop TMM Sergey Kuzmichev. According to him, ...

WFC -yesterday

Fen-hui Chen, Taiwan

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Forests and Climate Change

Elsevier -17 hours ago

Temperature and masting control Norway spruce growth, but with high individual tree variability

Publication date: 15 April 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 438Author(s): Andrew Hacket-Pain, Davide Ascoli, Roberta Berretti, Maurizio Mencuccini, Renzo Motta, Paola Nola, Pietro Piussi, Flavio Ruffinatto, Giorgio VacchianoAbstractTree growth and reproduction are subject to trade-offs in resource allocation. At the same time, they are both influenced by climate. In this study, we...

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Climate Change Adaptation

CBD -3 days ago

'Seeing' tails help sea snakes avoid predators

New research has revealed the fascinating adaptation of some Australian sea snakes that helps protect their vulnerable paddle-shaped tails from predators....

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

Elsevier -17 hours ago

Gap dynamics of natural Populus euphratica floodplain forests affected by hydrological alteration along the Tarim River: Implications for restoration of the riparian forests

Publication date: 15 April 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 438Author(s): Ayjamal Keram, Ümüt Halik, Maierdang Keyimu, Tayierjiang Aishan, Zulpiya Mamat, Aihemaitijiang RouziAbstractDue to climate change and excessive human activities, runoff dynamics of the Tarim River in northwest China become more pronounced. Understanding the effects of hydrological alteration on the life st...

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Forests & SDGs

IISD -2 days ago

Guest Article: National-level Targets, Indicators and Benchmarks for Management of Natural Resources to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Global SDG monitoring and reporting indicators on natural resources are of little value for management at the country level. It is at the country and even local scale where managers will strategize how to balance the need to use natural resources against the need to protect them. A recent publication lays out an approach to be used by countries for setting benchmark values for natural resource SDG...

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timberbiz -3 days ago

International accolades for International House

International House in Sydney, the first commercial office building in Australia made from timber, has won a major award at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam. The seven-floor structure, which is also the world’s tallest commercial building made from engineered wood, was awarded the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize. The award is supported by PEFC. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz...

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timberbiz -3 days ago

Fire tower spotters stop spread of spot fires

Forestry Corporation of NSW’s network of fire towers in the Hunter and Mid North Coast proved instrumental in spotting and controlling several forest fires during the recent extreme high fire danger period, with crews dispatched to half a dozen fires spotted from the towers. Forest Protection Manager Karel Zejbrlik said Forestry Corporation had more than 100 fire towers statewide and the only n...

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CBD -3 days ago

Global biodiversity crisis demands conservation action that is both effective and equitable

Few places on our planet remain untouched by humans. The growing global demand for food, fibre, fuels, shelter and freshwater is driving the loss and degradation of natural forests, wetlands, coastal areas and other ecosystems. It has had devastating consequences for biodiversity and the life-sustaining services that ecosystems provide, such as clean air, safe drinking water and a stable climate....

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Forest & Food Security

CIFOR -3 days ago

Enhancing food system resilience | FTA and ECI discussion

Organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) and the Environmental Change Institute – University of Oxford, the discussion “Enhancing food system resilience” took place in Bogor, Indonesia, on Feb. 12, 2019. Comprising a keynote on enhancing food system resilience from John Ingram, presentations on the importance of forests, trees and agroforestry for food...

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Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases

CBD -1 week ago

Researchers map ferocious speed and likely cause of woody weed spread across Ethiopia

CABI scientists have helped map the ferocious speed and probable cause of a devastating spread of the invasive alien tree Prosopis juliflora (Swartz DC) across an area equivalent to half of neighbouring Djibouti in the Afar Region of north eastern Ethiopia....

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