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timberbiz -4 days ago

WWF confused over deforestation in Australia claims IFA

The World Wildlife Fund’s claims linking deforestation and forestry in Australia have been challenged by the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz “Land clearing or land-use change is when forests are converted for example to urban development and agriculture,” IFA President Bob Gordon said. “It is important that land clearing or deforestation that converts forests to other land uses s...

CIFOR -4 weeks ago

Customary rights key to land reform in Democratic Republic of Congo, expert says

Lawyer extols value of traditional knowledge and tenure systems...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Intensive training program for Forestry Corp NSW firefighters

Thirty-six Forestry Corporation of NSW firefighters have been honing their skills in a five-day training camp at Bombala in preparation for the fire season ahead. Source: Timberbiz Staff from the Bombala, Tumut, South Coast, Coffs Harbour and Walcha Forest Protection Areas were trained in essential firefighting skills such as fire behaviour, tactics and strategy, leadership, command, control and c...

USFS -1 month ago

One size does not fit all: relationships between size of family forest holdings and landowner attitudes and behaviors

An estimated 10 million families, individuals, trusts, and estates own 39 percent of the forestland in the United States, excluding interior Alaska. Using segmented regression, the relationships between size of forest holdings and the attitudes and behaviors of these family forest ownerships were tested using data from the 2018 iteration of the USDA Forest Service's National Woodland Owner Su...

CIFOR -1 month ago

On average tenure interventions are good for people and the planet

Meta-analysis synthesizes findings of 117 quantitative studies...

Elsevier -2 months ago

Tenure reform for better forestry: An unfinished policy agenda

Publication date: February 2021Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 123Author(s): Safia Aggarwal, Anne Larson, Constance McDermott, Pia Katila, Lukas Giessen...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Policy brief on impacts of COVID on wood value chains

Wood value chains have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the side effects of the crisis have not all been negative for the sector, according to a new FAO policy brief. Source: Timberbiz Impacts of COVID-19 on wood value chains and forest sector response summarizes the findings from a global survey on the impacts of the crisis on wood value chains and makes recommendations for harnessing ...

Mongabay -2 months ago

Podcast: Indigenous land rights and the global push for privatization

Today we’re taking a look at the importance of securing Indigenous communities’ land rights and the global push for privatization that can deprive those communities of access to their land. Listen here: A study published in Nature Sustainability in 2018 found that Indigenous Peoples manage or have tenure rights over about 38 million square kilometers […]...

Mongabay -2 months ago

Podcast: Indigenous land rights and the global push for land privatization

Today we’re taking a look at the importance of securing Indigenous communities’ land rights and the global push for privatization that can deprive those communities of access to their land. Listen here: A study published in Nature Sustainability in 2018 found that Indigenous Peoples manage or have tenure rights over about 38 million square kilometers […]...

USFS -2 months ago

AFS roots: Emmeline Moore, all things to all fishes

As we reflect on the rich history of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), no greater inspiration emerges than the pioneering figure of our 47th president, Dr. Emmeline Moore. In addition to serving as the Society’s first woman president, her groundbreaking research in the fields of aquatic ecology, fish health, and watershed-based ecosystems irrevocably shaped fisheries research and management....

USFS -2 months ago

AFS Roots: Mothers of Fishes

As the American Fisheries Society (AFS) approaches its sesquicentennial, it is a time to take a moment to celebrate the increasing diversity within the Society and the pivotal role of pioneering women in shaping fisheries. Gender disparities still persist in science, including in fisheries where only a fraction of academic tenure-track, research, and federal scientist positions are held by women, ...

timberbiz -2 months ago

PEFC aligns with ASEAN guidelines for forestry

PEFC has achieved a high ranking in its assessment against the ASEAN RAI Guidelines thanks to a regional approach. In a recently published report assessing the alignment with ASEAN RAI, the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management principles scored 9.5 out of 10 points. Source: Timberbiz The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) Guidelines for Promoting Responsible Investment in Food, Agricu...

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