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ITTO -1 week ago

Executive Director publishes paper on wood security

An article just published in the International Forestry Review by ITTO Executive Director Gerhard Dieterle and Alain Karsenty—Senior Researcher at the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development—makes the case for more investment, and policies to address rights and incentives, as part of efforts to provide wood security in the face of growing global demand....

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Mongabay -2 hours ago

The sponge with the secret recipe: A cancer-fighting chemical

Throughout the waters surrounding Indonesia, a porous tubular creature sits fixed onto coral reefs, its plain appearance hiding a potentially lifesaving secret. Researchers recently found that this sponge produces a substance that could fight cancer and other lethal diseases, and they’ve proposed ...

Global Forest Coalition -3 hours ago

New gender equality report on Latin America cites gap between UN goals and local realities

July 8, 2020 — A report released today sheds light on gender equality in Latin America through community-based assessments in five countries, suggesting that a significant gap remains between progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals and women’s rights on the ground. This situati...

ForestForum.ru -4 hours ago

Forest fires in Russia - July 8, 2020

The main sources of current information on forest fires in Russia are satellite monitoring data from the ISDM-Rosleskhoz system and official reports of the Aerial Forest Protection Service (Avialesookhrana) based on information from regional authorities. Below are the main numbers from these two sou...

The Guardian -7 hours ago

Country diary: a towering plant with pariah status

Sandy, Bedfordshire: Giant hogweed was once a must-have addition to any grand garden – but its blistering sap has made it a menaceUnder a canopy of riverside willows, a tall plant stem had long been the placeholder for giants to come. There was no life in it, a bleached hollow tube, broken off at ...

timberbiz -11 hours ago

FSC extends transition period for national standards

The coronavirus pandemic has been an obstacle for certification bodies that cannot conduct audits as usual. It also makes it difficult for certificate holders to adjust their operational systems to conform with the requirements of new normative documents. Source: Timberbiz To support a smooth transi...

timberbiz -11 hours ago

Indonesia’s trade exhibition for woodworking & machinery rescheduled for 2021

Indonesia’s largest trade exhibition for the furniture production industry, The International Furniture Manufacturing Components Exhibition and Woodworking Machinery Exhibition (IFMAC & WOODMAC) is being rescheduled to October 12 – 15 next year. PT Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur (WAKENI), IFM...

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Forests and Climate Change

INBAR -2 hours ago

Webinar | Bamboo for land restoration | Bamboo & Environmental Management

The way we learn and share experiences is changing. INBAR’s themed online webinar series brings bamboo and rattan experts from all over the world together to educate, inspire and discuss, without the need for travel. Bamboo is a versatile plant with numerous uses and utilities, including as a food, feed and fodder, energy, agricultural uses, and income opportunities through value addition. Its...

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Climate Change Adaptation

INBAR -2 hours ago

Webinar | Bamboo for land restoration | Bamboo & Environmental Management

The way we learn and share experiences is changing. INBAR’s themed online webinar series brings bamboo and rattan experts from all over the world together to educate, inspire and discuss, without the need for travel. Bamboo is a versatile plant with numerous uses and utilities, including as a food, feed and fodder, energy, agricultural uses, and income opportunities through value addition. Its...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

INBAR -2 hours ago

Webinar | Bamboo for land restoration | Bamboo & Environmental Management

The way we learn and share experiences is changing. INBAR’s themed online webinar series brings bamboo and rattan experts from all over the world together to educate, inspire and discuss, without the need for travel. Bamboo is a versatile plant with numerous uses and utilities, including as a food, feed and fodder, energy, agricultural uses, and income opportunities through value addition. Its...

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IPCC

timberbiz -2 days ago

Tassie Greens out on a limb locking native forestry

The Tasmanian Greens have again got it wrong, calling for the locking up of native forest that is sustainably managed for multiple benefits, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz The Mercury in Hobart reported that the Federal Government’s State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2018 says Tasmania remained Australia’s only carbon-neutral state or ter...

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Forests & SDGs

Global Forest Coalition -3 hours ago

New gender equality report on Latin America cites gap between UN goals and local realities

July 8, 2020 — A report released today sheds light on gender equality in Latin America through community-based assessments in five countries, suggesting that a significant gap remains between progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals and women’s rights on the ground. This situation is exacerbated by the abuses of corporations whose interests are often prioritized over those of ...

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -7 days ago

Keith is poised to stand among the tallest

Recent approval by the City of Vancouver for the construction of wood for commercial and residential projects of up to 12-storeys is great news for the architecture, engineering and construction community. Source: Panels & Furniture. Source: Timberbiz Following the Tallwood House at Brock Commons, named the tallest mass timber building in the world in 2017, Fast + Epp has seen heightened recog...

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Wildfires

ForestForum.ru -4 hours ago

Forest fires in Russia - July 8, 2020

The main sources of current information on forest fires in Russia are satellite monitoring data from the ISDM-Rosleskhoz system and official reports of the Aerial Forest Protection Service (Avialesookhrana) based on information from regional authorities. Below are the main numbers from these two sources, as well as graphs showing the situation since the beginning of the year, and some explanations...

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Wetlands

EFETAC -yesterday

Hardwood-cypress Swamps, Unlikely Fire Hazards

In parts of the southeastern U.S., one unlikely forest type has great potential for extreme fire behavior: hardwood-cypress swamps. These shallow wetlands can work with their more frequently burned neighbors, pine flatwoods, to wreak havoc by easily igniting and sustaining tremendous wildfires, thus depleting carbon storage in these forests. Hardwood-cypress swamps and pine flatwoods are [&#...

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Forest & Food Security

CIFOR -1 week ago

Well-managed peatlands vital part of global food security, GLF delegates say

Experts detail peatland conservation and restoration efforts ...

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