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timberbiz -4 days ago

Restoration of 7000ha of degraded Indonesian forest

A joint initiative based on community and organizational collaboration is set to restore more than 7,000 ha of degraded forest land within a contiguous forest complex of over 600,000 ha in the Mahakam Ulu landscape of East Kalimantan province in Indonesia. The area has about 70,000 residents, mostly Dayak Indigenous Peoples who have traditional land rights throughout the landscape. Substantial are...

timberbiz -4 days ago

Time to manage feral deer in Victoria

The time has come for an integrated strategy to manage our feral deer populations, according to the Victorian Forest Products Association. The call follows the release of the ABARES Pest and Weed Survey results, which shows that feral deer are a significant pest in north eastern Victoria and more widely across the state. Source: Timberbiz “The Victorian Government released its Feral Deer Control...

World Bank -3 weeks ago

Securing Forest Tenure Rights: Forest Tenure Assessment Tool

The forest tenure assessment tool (FTAT) and user guide consists of an integrated set of methodologies and guidelines for assessing both why it is important to secure community-based forest tenure in a specific national or sub-national context, and what needs to be done to strengthen forest tenure in that context. It is a companion piece to the analytical framework (AF), developed during phase one...

Elsevier -3 weeks ago

Tenure regimes and remoteness: When does forest income reduce poverty and inequality? A case study from the Peruvian Amazon

Publication date: July 2021Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 128Author(s): Karin Begazo Curie, Kewan Mertens, Liesbet Vranken...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Tesla electric trucks for log hauling in Canada

Mosaic Forest Management in partnership with local Vancouver Island service provider, EcoWest Driven, will introduce several Tesla electric semi-trucks into log hauling. Source: Timberbiz According to Mosaic, the BC forest sector has a significant role to play in addressing climate change. However, forestry operations generate tailpipe emissions, including from log trucks and so electrifying the f...

USFS -1 month ago

Contemporary fire regimes provide a critical perspective on restoration needs in the Mexico-United States borderlands

The relationship between people and wildfire has always been paradoxical: fire is an essential ecological process and management tool, but can also be detrimental to life and property. Consequently, fire regimes have been modified throughout history through both intentional burning to promote benefits and active suppression to reduce risks. Reintroducing fire and its benefits back into the Sky Isl...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Sustainable forestry the key to our future

Ahead of the United Nations International Day of Forests tomorrow the professional association representing some 1,000 scientific and professional forest land managers in Australia has highlighted the importance of forest science and the skilled, experienced forest managers that drive sustainable forest management in Australia.   The Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest G...

timberbiz -2 months ago

IFA & AFG addresses land management at Victorian Ecosystems Inquiry

The Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers has told the Inquiry into Ecosystem Decline in Victoria that only active and adaptive land management supported by collective community action can address ecosystem decline directly and effectively. Source: Timberbiz IFA/AFG vice president Dr Michelle Freeman and CEO Jacquie Martin presented to the Inquiry into Ecosystem Decline...

USFS -2 months ago

African-American Land Tenure and Sustainable Development: Eradicating Poverty and Building Intergenerational Wealth in the Black Belt Region

Throughout the world, especially in areas of persistent poverty, many advocates believe that land ownership coupled with sustainable economic development are key to eliminating poverty, especially in rural areas but also indirectly in urban centers. An economically viable rural America helps reduce outmigration. In many cases, well- paying jobs and affordable housing in large cities are still rela...

FAO -2 months ago

Collective tenure rights for REDD+ implementation and sustainable development

This technical paper emphasizes the opportunity that REDD+ and the global climate agenda represents for countries to engage more actively in securing land and resource rights for indigenous peoples and local communities. ...

USFS -2 months ago

Revitalized Karuk and Yurok cultural burning to enhance California hazelnut for basketweaving in northwestern California, USA

<p>Background</p> <p>Karuk and Yurok tribes in northwestern California, USA, are revitalizing the practice of cultural burning, which is the use of prescribed burns to enhance culturally important species. These cultural burns are critical to the livelihoods of indigenous peoples, and were widespread prior to the establishment of fire exclusion policies. One of the major objecti...

timberbiz -3 months ago

Independent advisory panel to review Wildlife Act in Victoria

An independent expert advisory panel will lead a review of the key Act that protects and manages Victoria’s unique wildlife. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio has announced the most comprehensive review of the Wildlife Act since its introduction more than 45 years ago, to ensure that it keeps pace with contemporary issues, changes in policy settings and co...

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