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CBD -yesterday

Chinese strategy offers hope in tackling biodiversity losses

A Chinese mechanism-the ecological conservation red line-could provide an effective solution to tackling global biodiversity losses. Experts said the strategy, which has been successfully adopted in biodiversity programs in China, could cover more species not protected by nature reserves and also coordinate ecosystem protection and socioeconomic development....

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Timber Queensland aims to brief Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner

Timber Queensland wants to brief Queensland’s inaugural Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner on the role that productive forestry can play in mine site rehabilitation. Source: Timberbiz James Purtill will take up the role next month after significant legislation to improve rehabilitation regulation was passed in 2020 by the State Government. He was a former Director-General of the Department of Natu...

USFS -4 weeks ago

Alternative futures for global biological invasions

Scenario analysis has emerged as a key tool to analyze complex and uncertain future socio-ecological developments. However, currently existing global scenarios (narratives of how the world may develop) have neglected biological invasions, a major threat to biodiversity and the economy. Here, we use a novel participatory process to develop a diverse set of global biological invasion scenarios spann...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Tiwi Island forestry aims to secure multimillion export market

The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA)’s latest collaboration is tipped to increase the export value of the Tiwi Islands forestry industry with the development of improved tree species and management practices over the next three years. Source: Timberbiz Project participants will officially kick off the three-year, $4.6 million Maximising northern tropical fore...

IUFRO -2 months ago

Webinar Series "Unlocking the Bioeconomy for Nontimber Forest Products": Stone Pine Cultivation and the Emerging Bioeconomy in Chile

From 2021-09-30 to 2021-09-30, , online, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: T44 Pinus pinea is a Mediterranean species whose edible seeds are highly valued and demanded worldwide. The cones are harvested mainly from natural forests, and the pine nuts are considered NTFPs. Cropping of this species generates income from cone or pine nut sales, creates jobs, and provides multiple social and environmental benefi...

USFS -2 months ago

The FOrest Resource Outlook Model (FOROM): a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2020 RPA Assessment

The FOrest Resource Outlook Model (FOROM) is a global recursive dynamic partial equilibrium model of the forest sector that recognizes Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment regions as separate producing, consuming, and trading market regions within a complete global market. FOROM is calibrated to a base year and projects future market variables of price, production, consumption, and trade of pri...

CBD -2 months ago

World's Indigenous peoples and the environment

International Day of World's Indigenous People is celebrated on the 9th August every year since 1994. This day is celebrated to strengthen the international cooperation for solving problems faced by the indigenous peoples in areas such as culture, education, health, human rights, the environment, and social and economic development....

timberbiz -2 months ago

A tale of Tasman log exports and the whimsy of overseas customers

Latest log export data for Australia and New Zealand tells two radically different stories. New Zealand’s log exports are booming and the price is at record levels. Meantime, Australia’s trade is constrained on both fronts, despite the strength of global demand for fibre. Source: IndustryEdge As the data and visualisations on the Wood MarketEdge online platform demonstrate, in June 2021, Austr...

timberbiz -3 months ago

NZ forestry course guarantees employment as sector is short of workers

At the height of Covid-19’s 2020 global impact job losses were rife within New Zealand’s forestry and wood industry. Now the sector is faced with a lack of skilled workers and an ageing workforce. Source: Stuff NZ The dilemma has prompted the Central North Island Wood Council to launch a unique course in Tokoroa offering young people guaranteed employment and an insight into more than 40 jobs ...

USFS -4 months ago

The Appalachian coalfield in historical context

The Appalachian coalfield occurs within the eastern United States (US). This mountainous landscape is formed from natural dissection of sedimentary geologic strata with interbedded seams of coal and serves as headwaters for multiple rivers. The region's natural ecosystems, with a primary vegetation of mostly deciduous forest, are among the non-tropical world's most biodiverse. After firs...

timberbiz -4 months ago

NZ has a plan for timber first

Government agencies are getting new support to reduce carbon emissions generated by construction of new buildings, with the release of practical guidance to shape decisions on public projects in New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz New Zealand’s Ministers for Building and Construction and for Economic Development say a new Procurement Guide will help government agencies, private sector suppliers, desi...

CBD -4 months ago

Expert: Climate protection policy does not have a negative economic impact

The benefits of strict climate policies are often underestimated in public debate, while the costs are generally overestimated, says Lucas Bretschger. Climate protection does not have a negative impact on economic development....

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