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Mongabay -2 hours ago

Signs, but no sightings: The p...

BANDAR LAMPUNG, Indonesia — In a two-week survey of the thick forest of Sumatra’s Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park in the 1990s, Indonesian conservationist Agus Setiawan says he found signs of the rare and threatened Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). “I found the footprint and...

Mongabay -5 hours ago

Podcast: With just 10 years le...

The Sumatran elephant is a small Asian elephant whose numbers are dwindling as their lowland forest habitats are converted to uses like oil palm plantations. Experts say that Indonesia has just 10 years to turn this trend around and save them from the eternity of extinction – though this is optimi...

timberbiz -6 hours ago

Global sawlog prices up and Ch...

Following a two-year decline, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased in the 3Q 2020 by 2.9% from the previous quarter, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly, (WRQ). The current GSPI is still the second lowest it has been in four years and is 4.1% lower than the Index’s 25-year average. ...

timberbiz -6 hours ago

New polymer made from wood...

Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies scientists have made a sustainable polymer using xylose, the second most abundant sugar in nature. Not only does a new nature-inspired material reduce reliance on crude oil products, but its properties can also be easily controlled to make the materia...

timberbiz -6 hours ago

US Forest Service reflects on ...

Despite challenges posed by the pandemic, the USDA Forest Service announced it surpassed goals and set records in 2020. Source: Timberbiz “2020 was a challenging year, with record wildland fire activity and the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the Forest Service, we have risen above these challen...

timberbiz -6 hours ago

Job sector looking promising i...

After a year of uncertainty, New Zealand’s job market came out of 2020 looking considerably better than expected, according to analysis of over 55,500 vacancies listed on Trade Me Jobs for the quarter ending 31 December 2020. Forestry was one sector that showed significant growth. Source: Timberbi...

timberbiz -6 hours ago

HomeBuilder success underlined...

The overwhelming success of the Federal Government’s HomeBuilder scheme in driving economic recovery has been confirmed by new data released this week, according to Master Builders Australia. Source: Timberbiz “It’s even more proof that a stronger building industry means a stronger economy,”...

timberbiz -6 hours ago

Australian Pine Log Price Inde...

The Australian Pine Log Price Index for the January to June 2020 period has just been released. Source: Friday Offcuts The Australian Pine Log Price Index is compiled by KPMG using data provided by Australian softwood growers. The Index documents changes in pine log prices achieved by large-scale co...

timberbiz -6 hours ago

Small grants from Responsible ...

Responsible Wood has announced the successful recipients from the 2020 Small Grants Program. The successful projects include the construction of a 21st century wood hut, mountain biking in South Australia and Tumbarumba, cultural burning and education projects in South Australia and Queensland, and ...

timberbiz -6 hours ago

Victor Violante appointed Depu...

The Australian Forest Products Association has appointed Victor Violante to the new role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer after more than four years in the organisation. Source: Timberbiz Mr Violante has held the position of Senior Policy Manager for the past 4 ½ years, looking after AFPA’s Hard...

timberbiz -6 hours ago

Opinion: Marc Peruzzi – mass...

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: the construction business accounts for an estimated 23% of the world’s carbon-dioxide emissions—5.7 billion tons, according to the most recent estimates. Much of this comes from the use of concrete and steel, the two biggest contributors to emission...

timberbiz -6 hours ago

Friday analysis: Log an object...

The World Wildlife Fund seems a little confused over what logging is. Put simply, the WWF seems to have incorrectly lumped timber harvesting and private native forestry as contributing factors of deforestation and degradation. Source: Bruce Mitchell In a “shock, horror” statement, the WWF identi...

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