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FRI -just now

Bridging the gap: The Forestry Toolbox add-in for Microsoft Excel | FGrOW Webinar Series #11

Information about the series: https://fgrow.friresearch.ca/news/fgrow-fall-2021-webinar-series Abstract Forestry has progressively become more quantitative over the past 20 years. Advancements in technology combined with large amounts of data, sophisticated modeling techniques and an ever-increasing level of details tracked in regulatory processes, require today’s forestry professionals to po...

CBD -yesterday

France's Axa to invest 1.5 bln euros to fight deforestation

French insurer Axa said on Thursday it will invest 1.5 billion euros ($1.74 billion) to support sustainable forest management as part of new commitments to fight deforestation and preserve biodiversity. The announcement comes a day after more than 100 countries called for urgent action on biodiversity with the 'Kunming Declaration' in China....

timberbiz -yesterday

Vic Auditor-General report is scathing of DELWP management

The Victorian State Government’s decision to halt native timber harvesting should deliver outcomes for the environment, protected species, and climate change, according to Victorian Forest Products Australia (VFPA). Source: Timberbiz The ‘Protecting Victoria’s Biodiversity’ report, however, clearly shows the Government is failing in its responsibilities to the environment while deciding th...

timberbiz -yesterday

NW Jolly Award recipients announced

Forestry Australia President Bob Gordon has paid tribute to this year’s NW Jolly recipients, Dr Jerry Leech and Gary Morgan AM AFSM and congratulated Tegan Brown who was awarded the Prince of Wales Award. Source: Timberbiz “Named in honour of Norman William Jolly, who made an outstanding and pioneering contribution to the development of professional forestry in Australia in the first half of t...

timberbiz -yesterday

Opinion: Nick Steel – WA’s decision to end native forestry is wrong here’s why

We were recently made aware of the news that the Amazon basin has switched from a carbon sink to a carbon source. This was global news at the time, highlighting how the growing demand for forest products is fuelling unsustainable forestry practices in places like the Amazon and the negative impact this is having on the environment. However, such news is ignored in populist politics, and it would s...

timberbiz -yesterday

Opinion: Nick Steel – WA’s decision to end native forestry is wrong and here’s why

We were recently made aware of the news that the Amazon basin has switched from a carbon sink to a carbon source. This was global news at the time, highlighting how the growing demand for forest products is fuelling unsustainable forestry practices in places like the Amazon and the negative impact this is having on the environment. However, such news is ignored in populist politics, and it would s...

ITTO -3 days ago

African forest experts endorse “new beginning” for SFM monitoring

A workshop involving about 30 African forestry experts has validated a draft new version of the ITTO criteria and indicators for the sustainable management of African tropical forests, which, according to participants in a statement, marks a new beginning for the monitoring of sustainable forest management (SFM) in Africa....

timberbiz -3 days ago

Future Foresters scholarship winners benefit at Forestry Australia conference

Active and adaptive forest management and increased integration of Indigenous knowledge with Western scientific evidence and technologies are key to restoring and maintain the health of Australia’s forests, the Forestry Australia national conference has heard on its opening day. Source: Timberbiz Forestry Australia Vice President Dr Michelle Freeman and Fellow Dr Bill Jackson said there was an u...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Forestry Australia new directors join the board

Forestry Australia has appointed two new directors and re-appointed a third. The trio was announced at Forestry Australia’s AGM held last night in Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz Forestry Australia President Bob Gordon welcomed new directors Mick Stephens and Jim Wilson, who was elected after serving via a casual vacancy over the past 10 months. “It’s a pleasure to be able to officially welcome ...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Forico issues Australia’s first Natural Capital Report with net value at $3.4b

Tasmania’s largest plantation forestry manager, Forico, has released a world-leading and Australian first Natural Capital Report, which puts the net value of its forest ecosystem at $3.4 billion and the value of sequestered carbon as high as $9.2 billion. Source: Timberbiz The report sets a benchmark for business and industry in environmental stewardship and corporate sustainability reporting. N...

timberbiz -1 week ago

False belief that paper and pulp drive deforestation

Jue Wang, a Senior Environmental Specialist with UPM Specialty Papers, says that there is a false belief that using paper and pulp drive deforestation. The key element to commercial forestry is imitating how natural forests grow. Source: Timberbiz “We analyse the differences and try to mimic them, such as increasing the share of broadleaf trees and leaving deadwood as a habitat for insects. This...

timberbiz -1 week ago

IFA and AFG to rename itself at conference next week

The professional association representing some 1000 forest scientists, researchers and professional forest land managers in Australia will soon be known by a new name. Source: Timberbiz The Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers will launch a new identity at its national conference in Launceston and online in a hybrid model, from 11 to 14 October 2021. IFA/AFG CEO Jacqui...

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