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Sustainable Forest Management

timberbiz -2 days ago

Metsa Group facilitates planting of 270 million seedlings

Metsä Group and forest owners planted 270 million seedlings in Finnish forests between 2010 and 2020. This northern summer, the figure will increase by more than 35 million seedlings. Source: Timberbiz Metsä Group supplies forest owners with native tree species that occur naturally in Finland. Under the Finnish Forest Act, a new forest must always be established after felling. This can be done t...

EFETAC -3 days ago

Forests for Bats

“Almost all North American bats rely on forests for survival,” says Roger Perry, USDA Forest Service research wildlife biologist. Perry recently led the team that updated Forest Management and Bats, a booklet designed for private landowners and anyone managing forests. It was first published in 2006 by Bat Conservation International, and Daniel Taylor of BCI […]...

timberbiz -4 days ago

Restoration of 7000ha of degraded Indonesian forest

A joint initiative based on community and organizational collaboration is set to restore more than 7,000 ha of degraded forest land within a contiguous forest complex of over 600,000 ha in the Mahakam Ulu landscape of East Kalimantan province in Indonesia. The area has about 70,000 residents, mostly Dayak Indigenous Peoples who have traditional land rights throughout the landscape. Substantial are...

Springer -5 days ago

Initial forest age distribution may generate computational sinks or sources of carbon: A generic approach to test assumptions underlying the EU LULUCF forest reference levels

Abstract Background The current EU LULUCF regulation calls for member state-specific Forest Reference Levels (FRLs) for benchmark in the accounting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals of managed forest land during the compliance period (2021–2030). According to the technical guidance on developing and reporting the FRLs, it co...

Elsevier -1 week ago

Sustainable forest management is vital for the persistence of sun bear Helarctos malayanus populations in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Publication date: 1 August 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 493Author(s): Roshan Guharajan, Azlan Mohamed, Seth T. Wong, Jürgen Niedballa, Azrie Petrus, Jaffly Jubili, Robin Lietz, Gopalasamy Reuben Clements, Wai-Ming Wong, Johny Kissing, Peter Lagan, Andreas Wilting...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Forest relevant targets in EU policy instruments - can progress be measured by the pan-European criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management?

Publication date: July 2021Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 128Author(s): Markus Lier, Michael Köhl, Kari T. Korhonen, Stefanie Linser, Kit Prins...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Economic viability of community-based forest management for certified timber production in southeastern Tanzania

<p>Community-based forest management has become increasingly widespread in Africa since the 1990s as an approach to conserving local forests while contributing social and economic benefits to local communities. Community forests (CFs) can sell forest goods and services to generate revenue for community benefit. Increased understanding of whether and how CFs can be economically viable is impo...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Why Experts are Saying It's a 'Make or Break' Moment for Forests

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated deforestation pressures and heightened the urgency of action to support sustainable forest management. The pandemic has the brought the importance of forests to global well-being into sharp focus. Pictured here forest in the Dominican Republic...

IUFRO -2 weeks ago

Forests, Trees and Eradication of Poverty: A GFEP Global Assessment Report: UNFF16 Side event

Poverty is one of the most significant challenges facing humanity. Globally, one out of every 10 people lives in extreme poverty, and if the current trend continues, the number of hungry people will reach 840 million or one-ninth of the world's population by 2030. Poverty eradication is, therefore, at the top of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, "Goal 1: End Poverty in al...

FRI -2 weeks ago

Benefits of Site Preparation, Planting, Weeding, and Thinning | FGrOW Spring 2021 Webinar Series #7

Information about the series: Dick Dempster presents, "What are the benefits of site preparation, planting, weeding, and pre-commercial thinning on Lodgepole Pine performance in the Foothills of Alberta?" Abstract The Foothills Growth and Yield Association (FGYA) established the Regenerated Lodgepole Pine (RLP) trial in 2000 to moni...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Australian builders declare their support for timber

Australian builders declare is a movement to raise awareness of the need for action in building construction to play a major part in emissions and to advocate for faster change in the industry towards an improved standard of construction and more regenerative construction practices. Source: Timberbiz Buildings and construction play a major part in emission problems accounting for nearly 40% of ene...

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