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FAO -4 days ago

Status of community-based forestry and forest tenure in United Republic of TANZANIA

Well-performing community-based forestry has the potential to rapidly restore forests in ecological terms and scale up sustainable forest management to the national level, while improving local livelihoods of billions of the most marginalized people around the world. This document highlights the findings from a forest tenure and community-based forestry assessment done in Tanzania....

timberbiz -1 week ago

Active and adaptive management needed for Victoria’s forestry

A radical overhaul of regulations and conservation management is needed if Victoria’s Regional Forest Agreements are to actually meet their worthy principles and achieve biodiversity aims, according to a regional forest group. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The South East Timber Association (SETA) has called for a radical reform of the current ‘lockup and leave’ conservation model. Ins...

CIFOR -1 week ago

Tenure rights a strong incentive for forest landscape restoration initiatives

GIZ webinar with Steven Lawry, CIFOR principal scientist Rights enforcement must be strengthened for forest landscape restoration efforts to succeed,... The post Tenure rights a strong incentive for forest landscape restoration initiatives appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

VEAC accused of simplistic view of conservation

VEAC’s concept of conservation in Central West Victoria is simplistic, ignores the historic role of Aborigines in forest management and will do little to protect threatened species, according to a community forest group. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Instead, an expert panel should rewrite Victorian conservation legislation, says the South East Timber Association (SETA). This rewritten le...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

RFA paper misrepresents native forestry says IFA

The RFA modernisation paper understates the existing levels of protection for biodiversity in Victoria and misrepresents the role of the state’s native forest timber industry, according to the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA). Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The paper both downplays the true value of the existing native forest hardwood industry but grossly overstates the potential ...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

VEAC’s calculations don’t add up says SETA

VEAC’s estimate of $270 million in economic value driven by forest protection in Victoria’s Central West is a mathematical fantasy that ignores real money from a functioning timber industry, according to a regional-based forestry group. The South East Timber Association (SETA) said in the cost-benefit analysis of VEAC’s final report, the consultants conservatively estimated a net benefit to ...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

VEAC ignores its legal obligations

The Victorian Environment Assessment Council (VEAC) has been accused of ignoring its legal obligations with its final report into Victoria’s Central West, while the forestry industry has condemned its recommendations. The VEAC report, released last week, dramatically cut the timber industry while massively expanding parks and reserves. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Mark Poynter, a forestr...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Beating the drum for Leadbeater’s review

An independent and comprehensive study of the Leadbeater’s Possum population and range is urgently needed to close the significant scientific gaps surrounding the management of this species, according to the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA). This follows a recent announcement by Environment Minister Sussan Ley that keeps the possum on the critically endangered list. Source: Timberbi...

World Bank -1 month ago

Securing forest tenure rights for rural development

Forest-dwelling communities and people who live in forests and depend on them for their livelihoods are often among the poorest and politically most marginalized population in their countries. About 22% of the income for the rural poor living near forests comes from timber and non-timber forest resources. This economic contribution of forest resources is larger than wage labour, livestock or self-...

UBC Forestry -1 month ago

Instructor (tenure track) in Communications (Deadline: September 30, 2019)

Applications are invited for a joint faculty position at the Instructor level in the Faculties of Forestry and Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia...

IISD -2 months ago

Agroforestry Congress, ICRAF/FAO Publications Call for Transformation of Global Food System

The ‘Montpellier Declaration: Make our Planet Treed Again!’ reiterates the close link between unsustainable agricultural practices, declining biodiversity and accelerated climate change, as highlighted by recent flagship reports from IPBES and the IPCC. On the eve of the Congress, the World Agroforestry Centre marked its 40th anniversary with the launch of a book titled, ‘Sustainable Develop...

Elsevier -2 months ago

The effect of institutional arrangements on economic performance among first nations: Evidence from forestry in BC

Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Harry Nelson, William Nikolakis, Kira Martin-ChanAbstractUsing a unique data set constructed from timber harvesting opportunities granted or acquired by First Nations (FN) in British Columbia through different kinds of tenure agreements, we investigate what characteristics of the timber, the type of tenure ...