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timberbiz -4 weeks ago

VicForest responds to Mountain Ash listing as endangered

The Mountain Ash forest ecosystem in the Central Highlands of Victoria is listed on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Ecosystems and is categorised as critically endangered. This listing is based on an ecological assessment conducted in 2014. Source: Timberbiz Since that study was published, VicForests has introduced and implemented a range of changes to...

USFS -2 months ago

Chapter 8: Public lands, tourism, and community connections

Public lands and protected areas play an integral role in regional economic development—a connection often overlooked in the United States. This chapter makes the case for devoting greater attention to the role of public lands as a generator of regional tourist activity, and points to the opportunity for public land managers to collaborate with tourism industry providers, tourism promoters, and ...

Springer -2 months ago

Projecting global and regional outlooks for planted forests under the shared socio-economic pathways

Abstract There is rising global interest in growing more trees in order to meet growing population, climate change, and wood energy needs. Using recently published data on planted forests by country, we estimated relationships between per capita income and planted forest area that are useful for understanding prospective planted forest area futures through 2100 under various Unit...

CBD -2 months ago

Economic development racking up an insurmountable debt to nature, researchers warn

Many parts of the world may not have enough suitable land for green efforts to make up for the environmental damage caused by planned development like clearing forests for new roads or more plantations, researchers warned on Wednesday....

What Wood -3 months ago

Ministry of Economic Development updated the list of systemic enterprises of Russia

The final list comprises 646 companies. Among timber companies, there are: Ilim Group Mondi Syktyvkar LPK Gotek Segezha Group Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill Dallesprom Kondopoga Sveza These companies will be eligible to apply for state aid; enlistment will also presumably mean a moratorium on bankruptcy in the next half a year. The Ministry of […]...

Mongabay -3 months ago

Road project in economically deprived Indonesian region threatens wildlife habitat

ACEH BESAR, Indonesia — Conservationists say a road project at the northern tip of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island poses a threat to critically endangered wildlife, but the government says it’s a vital part of the region’s economic development. Two stretches of road, running a combined 99 kilometers (60 miles), are being planned as part of a […]...

timberbiz -3 months ago

NZ battles COVID-19 and has forestry package ready

The Forest Owners Association is backing the government’s strategy to combat COVID-19 as just about all parts of the forest industry are now in shut-down. President Phil Taylor says the FOA appreciates the government’s difficulties in working in great haste to protect people against the virus and deciding which activities are essential. Source: Timberbiz “Right from the outset of this crisis...

CBD -3 months ago

COVID-19 updates from the United Nations Environment Programme

The transmission of diseases, like the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, between animals and humans (zoonoses) threatens economic development, animal and human well-being, and ecosystem integrity. The United Nations Environment Programme supports global efforts to protect biodiversity, to put an end to the illegal trade in wildlife, to safeguard the handling of chemicals and waste and to promote economi...

CBD -4 months ago

New UN Report Warns Of Adverse Impacts Of Climate Change - Analysis

A new UN study has warned of accelerating climate change on land, sea and in the atmosphere. Compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), parented by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the report documents impacts of weather and climate events on socio-economic development, human health, migration and displacement, food security and land and marine ecosystems....

What Wood -4 months ago

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation is agreeing on the ban on government purchases of foreign furniture with other departments

The draft government’s decree extending the ban on purchases of foreign furniture by state and municipal institutions until the end of 2021 prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade has already been approved by the Ministry of Economic Development. The moratorium on purchases of foreign furniture (except for the furniture produced in the countries […]...

Forest Sweden -4 months ago

EIA process concerning the Kemi bioproduct mill concluded

The Lapland ELY Centre (Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment) issued its reasoned conclusion on the EIA report concerning the Kemi bioproduct mill of Metsä Fibre on 6 March 2020, thereby concluding the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The ELY Centre, serving as the responsible authority, deems the report to be adequate in terms of its quality and to meet the conten...

UN-REDD Programme -5 months ago

Celebrating 10 Years of UN-REDD: Vietnam- Linking Conservation and Development (SHORT VERSION)

Forests cover some 41 percent of Viet Nam’s national territory today. 71 percent are natural forests, and 29 percent are plantations. However, the value and contribution of forests to the national economy only stands at a modest one percent. Thus while natural forests provide valuable timber and non-timber forest products, as well as essential ecosystem services, many communities still view th...

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