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Mongabay -2 days ago

World’s biggest trade deal in trouble over EU anger at Brazil deforestation

It’s the one-year anniversary of the finalization of a gigantic trade agreement between the EU and Mercusor, a bloc of Latin American nations, but Brazil’s soaring deforestation rate puts ratification at risk....

Mongabay -5 days ago

Discovery of fish never recorded in the Amazon shows richness of Brazil’s Calha Norte

The state of Pará’s Calha Norte region, one of the Amazon’s least studied areas, is the planet’s largest mosaic of protected forests. It is a rich reserve of biodiversity facing threats from illegal land occupation and deforestation. Species could disappear even before they are discovered....

Mongabay -5 days ago

COVID-19 lockdown precipitates deforestation across Asia and South America

On May 15, authorities in the northeastern province of Si Sa Ket in Thailand arrested two Cambodians and six Thai workers for illegally removing a large Siamese rosewood tree from an area designated as a wildlife sanctuary. The eight men had taken the tree clean out of the ground and tried to persuade the Huai […]...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Bunnings’ reckless timber judgement will mean job losses

Bunnings decision to stop selling timber logged by VicForests has been widely condemned by industry bodies, with VicForests claiming up to 170 jobs in regional Victoria are now at risk. Bunnings on Wednesday announced it would stop selling timber logged by VicForests after a court found the state government-owned forestry agency breached conservation laws. Source: Timberbiz “Bunnings has a zero-...

Springer -6 days ago

Allometric models for estimating aboveground biomass in the tropical woodlands of Ghana, West Africa

Abstract Background Modelling aboveground biomass (AGB) in forest and woodland ecosystems is critical for accurate estimation of carbon stocks. However, scarcity of allometric models for predicting AGB remains an issue that has not been adequately addressed in Africa. In particular, locally developed models for estimating AGB in the ...

timberbiz -7 days ago

Bunnings to stop selling VicForests timber

  Bunnings will stop selling timber logged by VicForests after a court found the state government-owned forestry agency breached conservation laws. “Bunnings has a zero-tolerance approach to illegally logged timber that dates back two decades and our commitment is to only source timber products from legal and well managed forest operations,” Bunnings’ director of merchandise, Phil Bisho...

Elsevier -1 week ago

Call for Papers: Special issue on forest restoration in secondary and degraded forests: Open Call Active restoration of timber production and other ecosystem services in secondary and degraded forests

Tropical Secondary and Degraded Forests (SDFs) are growing in areas that have suffered from unsustainable human activities, including former deforestation. SDFs account for swathes of forest landscapes that have lost their capacity to provide a high level of goods and services, compared to old growth tropical forests. They are also located in highly dynamic and human-pressured landscapes and are...

Mongabay -1 week ago

Divesting from deforestation? There’s now an investors’ guide for that

Climate change threatens ecological and economic systems. That is why investors are increasingly looking to invest in companies with a plan to address one of the largest drivers of climate change: deforestation. A newly released Investor Guide to Deforestation and Climate Change provides tools to mainstream institutional investors, such as mutual fund and hedge fund […]...

Mongabay -1 week ago

For investors concerned about deforestation, there’s a guide for that

Climate change threatens ecological and economic systems. That is why investors are increasingly looking to invest in companies with a plan to address one of the largest drivers of climate change: deforestation. A newly released Investor Guide to Deforestation and Climate Change provides tools to mainstream institutional investors, such as mutual fund and hedge fund […]...

The Guardian -1 week ago

Cooking up a solution to Uganda’s deforestation crisis with mud stoves

Badru Kyewalyanga’s home-produced cooking devices use less wood and mean villagers are breathing cleaner airPeople are “constantly cutting down trees”, says Badru Kyewalyanga, as he squelches his bare feet into a thick paste of mud in Mukono, central Uganda. “But they have nowhere else to get firewood. The deforestation rate here is very high.”With only 10% of Uganda’s rural population...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Ecosystem management and ecological restoration in the Anthropocene: integrating global change, soils, and disturbance in boreal and Mediterranean forests [Chapter 12]

Deforestation, rising temperatures, drought, fire and other ecological disturbances are reducing forest cover on much of the earth, and compromising the ability of forests to supply important ecosystem services. Ecosystem management and ecological restoration are focused on preventing and repairing ecosystem degradation, but the rapidity and pervasiveness of these global transformations threaten t...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

COVID-19 international forestry webinar meeting

Heads of forestry and government representatives from around the world are among participants examining how forests can play a vital role in economic and social recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic as a four-day webinar series was held from 22-25 June. Source: Timberbiz Organized by FAO in close collaboration with the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, the webinar series, ‘Building back b...

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