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CBD -1 week ago

Can we really protect natural habitats to 'offset' those we are destroying every day?

In the forests of northern Sweden, a major train line cuts through land originally protected for migratory birds - so new seasonal wetlands have been established for the birds nearby....

USFS -1 month ago

Mapping black ash dominated stands using geospatial and forest inventory data in northern Minnesota, USA

Emerald ash borer (EAB; Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888) has been a persistent disturbance for ash forests in the United States since 2002. Of particular concern is the impact that EAB will have on the ecosystem functioning of wetlands dominated by black ash (Fraxinus nigra Marsh.). In preparation, forest managers need reliable and complete maps of black ash dominated stands. Traditionally, fo...

timberbiz -1 month ago

CIFOR’s annual report released

For more than 25 years, the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has brought critical forest research to global discussions, raising the profile of tropical forests and of people who depend on them. Its latest annual report shines a light on CIFOR’s achievements in 2018. Source: Timberbiz The new report also celebrates key milestones from a quarter of a century of dedication to ...

CBD -1 month ago

East Africa urged to conserve wetlands to curb loss of biodiversity

NAIROBI, July 10 (Xinhua) -- East African governments should reverse human activities in biodiversity to save forest and wetland loss, a Ugandan environmentalist said on Wednesday....

CBD -2 months ago

David Suzuki: Yes, we can resolve the climate crisis

There's no shortage of solutions to the climate crisis. Rapidly developing clean-energy technology, reducing energy consumption and waste, increasing efficiency, reforming agricultural practices and protecting and restoring forests and wetlands all put us on a path to cleaner air, water, and soil; healthier biodiversity; and lower climate-altering greenhouse-gas emissions....

CIFOR -2 months ago

CIFOR Annual Report: Wetlands for the future

Wetlands - including peatlands, mangroves, swamps and seagrass - store more carbon than any other tropical forest. CIFOR is a leader in putting these little-known ecosystems on the global policy map. The post CIFOR Annual Report: Wetlands for the future appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

timberbiz -3 months ago

Victorian RFAs not up to scratch says consultation paper

Victoria’s Regional Forest Agreements (RFA) have not met the timber industry’s expectations but must include the likely impact of climate change and threats to endangered species, according to a report on the RFA process. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “The Victorian RFAs have not achieved long-term stability of supply for the timber industry,” said Dr Bill Jackson in his consultatio...

WWF -3 months ago

Weakening the EU water law: Industry's wish list

Freshwater ecosystems are the most threatened on the planet. In Europe, only 40 percent of EU rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands are healthy today, largely due to pressures from industrial agriculture and hydropower, as well as other sectors, such as mining. Some industries are coming together under the umbrella  of European and national associations to lobby for substantial c...

Elsevier -3 months ago

Spanning the habitat gradient: Red-headed woodpecker nest-site selection in three distinct cover types

Publication date: 15 July 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 444Author(s): Benjamin Nickley, Lesley P. BulluckAbstractUnderstanding species habitat relationships is fundamental to ecology and underpins conservation-based management. Species with broad habitat preferences and wide geographic ranges are capable of fulfilling breeding requirements in different habitat contexts. Habitat...

Hindawi Publishing Corporation -4 months ago

Height-Diameter Allometry for Tree Species in Tanzania Mainland

Total tree height (H) and diameter at beast height (D) are important independent variables in predicting volume, biomass, and other forest stand attributes. However, unlike D measurement, which is easy to measure with high accuracy, H measurement is laborious. This study, therefore, developed H-D relationships for ten different forest types in Tanzania Mainland. Extents in which climate and forest...

IISD -4 months ago

ECOWAS, FAO, Sida Project Focuses on Sustainable Forest and Land Management

West Africa’s forests and wetlands are an important source of livelihoods, food and fuel for millions of people but are threatened by deforestation and forest degradation. The five-year project will improve knowledge of forest dynamics and support implementation of priorities outlined in the ‘Convergence Plan for the Sustainable Management and Use of Forest Ecosystems in West Africa,’ includ...

CBD -4 months ago

George Monbiot Q + A - How rejuvenating nature could help fight climate change

Natural climate solutions let nature do the hard work in the fight against climate change by restoring habitats such as forests and wetlands. This could absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and help biodiversity thrive. Stephen Woroniecki - a PhD Researcher in Climate Change Adaptation from Lund University in Sweden - discusses how this approach could address the ecological crisis with Guardi...