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SMY -3 days ago

Girls in forest sector want to be allowed to be themselves – the sector is among the most male-dominated in Finland

The forest sector in Finland is facing the severest shortage of labour ever. The sector must be made more attractive […] The post Girls in forest sector want to be allowed to be themselves – the sector is among the most male-dominated in Finland appeared first on Finnish Forest Association.

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Mongabay -10 hours ago

Indigenous communities in post-FARC Colombia struggle to destigmatize sacred leaf

SIERRA NEVADA DE SANTA MARTA, Colombia — Asdrúbal Torres Torres places the thin, opaque leaf between his cheek and gums and begins to chew a sacred plant that has perhaps surpassed any other in its history of demonization and violence: the coca leaf. A community leader of the Arhuaco indigenous g...

Mongabay -10 hours ago

Indigenous communities in post-FARC Colombia struggle to destigmatize sacred coca leaf

SIERRA NEVADA DE SANTA MARTA, Colombia — Asdrúbal Torres Torres places the thin, opaque leaf between his cheek and gums and begins to chew a sacred plant that has perhaps surpassed any other in its history of demonization and violence: the coca leaf. A community leader of the Arhuaco indigenous g...

Climate Home -11 hours ago

Bolsonaro’s Davos speech promised anguish in indigenous lands

Presenting an acceptable Brazil to global investors, the president failed to mention measures he has taken that are already fuelling violence in indigenous lands The post Bolsonaro’s Davos speech promised anguish in indigenous lands appeared first on Climate Home News....

ScienceDaily -11 hours ago

Forest soils need many decades to recover from fires and logging

Researchers have found that forest soils need several decades to recover from bushfires and logging -- much longer than previously thought....

What Wood -11 hours ago

The state automated information system of wood accounting forest LesEGAIS will be extended to all transactions with wood and forest products, and its use will be mandatory for all market participants

After completion,  LesEGAIS system should monitor the entire chain of forest management – from harvesting to delivery of forest to consumers. The government will introduce personal responsibility for controlling logging officials, and will also provide for administrative responsibility for un...

Mongabay -12 hours ago

Audio: IUCN’s Inger Andersen: “Women represent 3.5 billion solutions”

On today’s episode, we talk with the Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Inger Andersen. Listen here:   Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Switzerland, the IUCN is probably best known for its Red List of Threatened Species, a vital resource on ...

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Forests and Climate Change

Elsevier -11 hours ago

Effects of macroclimate and resource on the diversity of tropical wood-inhabiting fungi

Publication date: 15 March 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 436Author(s): Boris A. Olou, Nourou S. Yorou, Manuel Striegel, Claus Bässler, Franz-Sebastian KrahAbstractWood-inhabiting fungi are one of the most important groups of organisms as they contribute substantially to carbon and nutrient cycles by decomposing dead wood. Current knowledge of their occurrence, distribution, an...

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Climate Change Adaptation

WRI -16 hours ago

RELEASE: Global Leaders Call to Accelerate Adaptation in Response to Mounting Climate Impacts

RELEASE: Global Leaders Call to Accelerate Adaptation in Response to Mounting Climate Impacts DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (January 23, 2019) – Ban Ki-moon, the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank, and Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, met with global leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos today to discuss practical ...

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Ecological and Habitat Restoration

IUFRO -7 days ago

22nd European Forum on Urban Forestry - Urban Forests: Full of Energy

From 2019-05-22 to 1919-05-25, Cologne, Germany, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 6.07.00 Urban forests are vibrant places for multifaceted recreational activities, social gathering and mental restoration, but also provide biomass for an urban bioeconomy. They are full of energy. And so is the venue of this year's conference: the German Sport University Cologne – the perfect location to explore ene...

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Forests & SDGs

IISD -16 hours ago

Event: Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019

The Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019 (APFW2019) will convene during the 28th session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission under the theme, ‘Forests for Peace and Well-being’.  The event, hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Korea Forest Service (KFS), will highlight the need to integrate forestry into the wider context of environment, society and sustain...

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reThinkWood

timberbiz -7 days ago

Massive growth expected in global CLT market

The Global cross laminated timber (CLT) market expected to reach USD1606 million in 2024, growing at a CAGR of 15% between 2018 and 2024. The cross laminated timber (CLT) market is likely to be driven by rising product demand for construction and building applications, due to its cost-effectiveness and sustainability concerns in the forecast period. Source: Timberbiz Zion Market Research ...

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Wildfires

CBD -2 weeks ago

We Are All DukDukDiya: Humming Bird with One Drop of Water at a Time

There is a Quechan fable about a hummingbird named Dukdukdiya. During a fierce forest fire, while all other animals stood in stunned fear, Dukdukdiya alone took action by repeatedly carrying a single drop of water in her beak to the flames....

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Wetlands

IUCN -yesterday

Nature: A global fix for global risks

At a time when environmental threats to humanity loom ever larger, IUCN stands as the organisation to fully harness the power of nature in addressing the challenges we face – and to guide the world towards the vision set out in the Sustainable Development Goals, writes IUCN Director General Inger Andersen. Mangroves and wetlands help ...

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Forest & Food Security

IUCN -yesterday

Nature: A global fix for global risks

At a time when environmental threats to humanity loom ever larger, IUCN stands as the organisation to fully harness the power of nature in addressing the challenges we face – and to guide the world towards the vision set out in the Sustainable Development Goals, writes IUCN Director General Inger Andersen. Mangroves and wetlands help ...

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Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases

timberbiz -2 days ago

Big Data to offer solutions for sustainable forestry

A pilot initiative has offered a new solution for sustainable forestry. It’s part of a series of activities that handle massive data flows collected through sensors and aerial and satellite imagery. The importance of a well-functioning bioeconomy is increasingly recognised in addressing challenges like climate change, natural resource scarcity and unsustainable consumption patterns. Source:...

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