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timberbiz -5 days ago

IFA/AFG national conference attracts more than 400

More than 400 scientists, researchers and professional forest land managers in Australia will come together in Launceston this week to share knowledge and ideas about the future of forestry in Australia. Source: Timberbiz The Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers (IFA/AFG)’s national conference is taking place at the Country Club Tasmania from today until Thursday, wi...

timberbiz -5 days ago

IFA/AFG transforms into Forestry Australia

The Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers has changed its name to Forestry Australia. Forestry Australia CEO Jacquie Martin said the new name better represented the broad scope of forest and land management work undertaken by its members. Source: Timberbiz The name change comes as more than 400 scientists, researchers and professional forest land managers in Australia w...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

New chief executive for Wood Processors & Manufacturers No pic

Stephen Macaulay has been appointed the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association’s new chief executive, replacing Dr Jon Tanner. Source: Timberbiz Mr Macaulay joins WPMA having been the chief executive of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM), the peak industry body representing more than 1,00 farm advisers and rural professionals that provide advice and services...

ITTO -4 weeks ago

Local livelihoods the key to forest landscape restoration in Central America and Mexico—webinar

Yokohama, 16 September 2021: Forest landscape restoration is a multifaceted endeavour that must improve local livelihoods to succeed, according to participants at a recent webinar for Central America and Mexico co-hosted by ITTO and the Tropical Agricultural Centre for Research and Education (CATIE). The webinar was the first of a planned series of training events worldwide on forest landscape re...

IUFRO -1 month ago

Head, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR), College of Agriculture, Purdue University, invites applications for the position of Department Head. The principal focus of the Head is to provide visionary leadership working with a diverse group of outstanding faculty and staff in pursuit of national and international excellence in research, teaching, and extension. The Head is responsible ...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Science Week goes to the heart of forestry

The Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers is celebrating the role that forest science plays in ensuring a healthy and resilient future for Australian society and the environment for National Science Week 2021. Source: Timberbiz IFA/AFG CEO Jacquie Martin highlighted the benefits of forest management underpinned by data and research, paying tribute to the membership’s ...

WRI -2 months ago

3 Benefits of Women’s Collective Land Rights

3 Benefits of Women’s Collective Land Rights kaitlyn.thayer… Wed, 08/18/2021 - 10:02 There are 2.5 billion people worldwide who rely directly on collective land tenure systems for their livelihoods, social relations and cultural identities. Collective land tenure systems are communities or groups of people who share the rights to use and manage land. In addition to group rights, ...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Sustainable forestry will generate the largest benefit for carbon stocks

In the long term, a sustainable forest management strategy aimed at maintaining or increasing forest carbon stocks, while producing an annual yield of timber, fibre, or energy from the forest, will generate the largest sustained mitigation benefit (IPCC, 2007). Source: Timberbiz “Sustainable forestry, the science and craft of creating, managing, conserving, using and caring for forests, has a vi...

timberbiz -3 months ago

Research says forestry is not to blame for Black Summer bushfires

The Australian Forest Products Association has welcomed new research highlighting that forestry operations and timber harvesting are not to blame for the devastating 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires.  Source: Timberbiz The research paper authored by six of Australia’s most eminent forest ecology and bushfire scientists and published in the Australian Forestry journal, No evidence that timber harv...

timberbiz -3 months ago

No evidence timber harvesting increased the severity of the 2019/20 bushfires

A new paper reviewing the science behind claims that forest management and timber harvesting worsened the 2019/20 bushfires has been welcomed by the professional association representing some 1,000 scientific and professional forest land managers in Australia. Source: Timberbiz The 2019/20 fire season will be etched in Australia’s memory, given the extent and severity of the fires and the huge e...

timberbiz -3 months ago

Friday analysis: moving on from pseudo-science in bushfire research

There is some hope that the recent research paper authored by six eminent forest ecology and bushfire scientists led by Professor Rodney Keenan and Professor Peter Kanowski from the ANU might go some way in shutting the hysterical blame game that logging of native forests increased the risk and severity of the terrible 2019/20 fire season. Accusations post-fires flew thick and fast from the anti-l...

timberbiz -3 months ago

TimberLex portal describes forest laws around the world

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new online portal providing information on forest-related laws around the world in order to help promote legal forest management, timber production and trade, and contribute to efforts to make forest resource use sustainable. Source: Timberbiz The first such portal of its kind, developed with support from the Japa...

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