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CBD -4 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.


The Guardian -3 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...

WFC -21 hours ago

Fen-hui Chen, Taiwan

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WFC -21 hours ago

William Maiden, United Kingdom

William Maiden studied at Harper Adams University in England, graduating with a degree in Countryside Management. Much of William’s experience comes from his time as a local authority Park Warden at the 260-acre Lydiard Park. Here he was responsible for implementing a forestry management plan deal...

WFC -21 hours ago

Ding Zhongyuan, China

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WFC -21 hours ago

Romaine Matile, France

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WFC -21 hours ago

Romain Matile, France

Romain Matile is a senior forest technician working for a New Caledonia-based forestry company in the South Pacific. His previous roles include working as a forestry expert at the Civil Security and Risk management Direction for the New Caledonia government, sworn officer in charge of forest protect...

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Forests and Climate Change

Elsevier -yesterday

Multiyear weather anomalies associated with range shifts by the mountain pine beetle preceding large epidemics

Publication date: 15 April 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 438Author(s): Kishan R. Sambaraju, Allan L. Carroll, Brian H. AukemaAbstractThe recent range expansion of the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopk. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), into evolutionarily naïve lodgepole and jack pine forests of northwestern Canada has triggered concern that continued eastward expa...

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Climate Change Adaptation

CBD -2 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 -2 days ago

Effects of pine-oak woodland restoration on breeding bird densities in the Ozark-Ouachita Interior Highlands

Publication date: 1 April 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 437Author(s): Melissa C. Roach, Frank R. Thompson, Todd Jones-FarrandAbstractRestoration is underway to restore lost or degraded remnants of savanna and woodland in the Midwestern United States in the hopes of restoring floristic and wildlife diversity. Information is needed on the effects of pine savanna-woodland restorat...

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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 -2 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 -2 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 -2 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 -2 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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