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CIFOR -yesterday

Video presentación: Johanna Herrera de la Universidad Javeriana de Colombia.

Video presentación: La experiencia colombiana del observatorio de territorios étnicos y campesinos, por Johanna Herrera de la Universidad Javeriana de Colombia. Este es un video del taller de formación “Más allá de la formalización del derecho colectivo: Seguridad de tenencia y elementos para el abordaje de situaciones de conflicto”, organizado por el Centro para la Investigación Fores...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Opinion Peter Attiwill: Kirkpatrick attack overshadows reality of bushfires

Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick, supported by five co-authors, makes a spirited attack on timber harvesting (Logging has a clear link to bushfires, 8 June). That is unfortunate because it overshadows the very real issue of how we manage our fire-prone landscape. Kirkpatrick attacks a peer-reviewed paper that I wrote, together with six co-authors, Timber harvesting does not increase fire risk and sever...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Forest tenure reforms in Indonesia could open door to greater gender equality

Signs that women may benefit from greater access to earnings and education...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Royal Commission hears forestry opinion on bushfire disaster and future management

The Royal Commission into Natural Disaster Arrangements has been told of the devastating impact the Black Summer bushfires had on forest industries around Australia. In its submission to the Royal Commission the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) also highlighted the need for a whole-of-landscape approach to land management and hazard reduction. Source: Timberbiz Appearing before the Ro...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Opinion Philip Hopkins: Where is Australia going wrong exporting timber?

Europe’s huge forestry sector is underpinned by making most of its forests available to industry and much less forest is locked up in conservation areas compared with Australia, the latest forestry reports show. Europe, regarded as the home of sustainable forestry, has 215 million hectares of forest, of which 80% – 150 million ha – is available for wood supply, according to the State of Euro...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Opinion: Short-term site-based measures will not save Leadbeater’s possum

The Federal Court recently ruled that a timber harvesting company couldn’t log the potential habitat of the critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum. This decision led to the immediate protection of more Leadbeater’s possum habitats and will lead to further habitats set aside over the next 10 years as native timber harvesting is phased out in Victoria. This new study modelled changes in f...

timberbiz -1 month ago

ABARES insights into Australia’s forest fires

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) released its insights article: Stocktake of Fire in Australia’s forests, 2011 to 2016. Principal Forest Scientist Dr Steve Read, Acting Assistant Secretary of Biosecurity, Fisheries, Forestry and Land at ABARES, said the stocktake covers where and how often fire occurred in forests, the land tenures and forest...

timberbiz -2 months ago

AFPA calls for wide approach to bushfire prevention at Royal Commission

The Australian Forest Products Association has called for an ambitious whole-of-landscape approach to bushfire mitigation and active land management, including mechanical fuel reduction alongside controlled burns to ensure we don’t see a repeat of the Black Summer fires. Source: Timberbiz In the organisation’s submission to the Royal Commission into Natural Disaster Arrangements, AFPA Chief Ex...

Mongabay -2 months ago

Murder, logging and land theft: inside a crime factory in the Amazon

One of the Amazon’s most deforested regions, Lábrea, in Brazil, is remote, poorly policed and suffering from a land tenure crisis. As a result, land grabbing, illegal logging and murder are routine....

timberbiz -3 months ago

Bushfire Royal Commission makes a start

Bushfire Royal Commission chairman, Retired Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin, has extended his sympathy to the families of 33 people who died during Australia’s disastrous “Black Summer” and says the harrowing season will linger in the national psyche. Source: Timberbiz The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements began its formal proceedings with a ceremonial ...

UBC Forestry -3 months ago

Assistant Professor in Sustainable Business Management of Natural Resources (Deadline: August 31, 2020)

Applications are invited for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track) in Sustainable Business Management of Natural Resources in the Department of Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia. The post Assistant Professor in Sustainable Business Management of Natural Resources (Deadline: August 31, 2020) appeared first on UBC Faculty of Forestry....

ETFRN -3 months ago

Call for contributions ETFRN News 60: Restoring African drylands

ETFRN News 60 will focus on dryland landscape restoration, from government and private sector reforestation to farmer managed natural regeneration, improvements to grasslands and rainfed agriculture, changes in tenure and governance, management of exotic species and bush encroachment. It will look at how to ensure smallholder and community participation and financing, while assessing the myriad ro...

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