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CEPI -15 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy framework through a stronger EU forest strategy post 2020

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees by strengthening its role in the circular bioeconomy. The Confederation of Euro...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Opinion: Mark Poynter on why flawed scientists are creating havoc in forestry

Last week, a disparate group of 19 scientists presented an ‘open letter’ to the Parliament of Australia calling for an immediate nationwide cessation of all native forest timber production as a response “to the climate, fire, drought and biodiversity loss crises” sparked by this summer’s extensive bushfires. Source: Mark Poynter Amongst the 19 scientists were seven fr...

Forest Sweden -5 days ago

SNS network for Nordic cooperation in extreme weather events is permanented

The SNS Secretariat runs the Taskforce Forest fire that have been pointed out as highly relevant by the Nordic Council of Ministers. With climate change we expect more forest fires in the future. Taskforce forest fire creates and facilitates contacts between relevant stakeholders in forestry and rescue services in the Nordic countries. The aim is to more efficiently prevent and limit the effects o...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

OPINION: Peter Rutherford, South East Timber Association – Why lock-up forests to protect from bushfires?

On the ABC 7.30 Report, Tuesday 10 March 2020, Professor David Lindenmayer from the Australian National University stated: “What the research has shown is that forests are very unlikely to burn for the first seven years, immediately after logging.” “But then after seven years there is a very steep increase in the risk of very high severity, what we call crown scorching fires and that eff...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Friday Analysis: Is Premier Andrews dangling a carrot for forestry?

Central Victoria’s first planned burn of 2020 will take place on Wednesday in the first of about 30 burns planned before next season’s fire danger period. Forest Fire Management Victoria will burn 81 hectares two kilometres to the west of St Arnaud at the town’s Tower Track ahead of milder weather conditions. Source: Bruce Mitchell As has been said time and time again, and again ...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Planned burns start in Victoria

Central Victoria’s first planned burn of 2020 will take place on Wednesday despite the continuing fire danger period in the first of about 30 burns planned before next season’s fire danger period. Forest Fire Management Victoria will burn 81 hectares two kilometres to the west of St Arnaud at the town’s Tower Track ahead of milder weather conditions. Source: Timberbiz “Vict...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Importance of forest hazard reduction burning in Australia

I have read the articles on the importance of forest hazard reduction burning in Australia, as a former forester I understand the importance of hazard reduction burning  – an individual’s assessment by John O’Donnell. The wildfires have had a massive impact across Australia, burning 5.2 million hectares in NSW alone, and in many cases extremely hot fires.  I understand Australia wildfire a...

CBD -4 weeks ago

Catastrophes triggered by warming oceans

Climate change is causing the oceans to heat up rapidly. This not only has dramatic consequences for marine life, but also means there will be more extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, floods and forest fires....

Springer -1 month ago

Size dependency of variables influencing fire occurrence in Mediterranean forests of Eastern Spain

Abstract Fires are among the most damaging disturbances to forests in the Mediterranean area. The study analyses the occurrence and characteristics of forest fires in Eastern Spain (1993–2015) to identify key variables related to burnt forest land, differentiating fires according to their burnt area. Data are retrieved from digital cartography, the Spanish Forest Map and data c...

ScienceDaily -1 month ago

Forest 'duff' must be considered in controlled burning to avoid damaging trees

Many decades of forest fire prevention and suppression has resulted in a thick buildup of organic matter on the forest floor in many regions of the United States, according to a researcher, whose new study suggests that the peculiar way that these layers burn should be considered in plans for controlled burns....

timberbiz -1 month ago

Nationals call for fuel reduction to save lives

The Nationals in Victoria have launched a Fuel Reduction Saves Lives campaign calling for increased fuel reduction on public land. The Leader of the Nationals, Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Peter Walsh and Shadow Assistant Minister for Public Land Use, Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath and the Bush Users Group United (BUGU) launched the campaign. Source: Timberbiz “Fuel reductio...

Mongabay -1 month ago

Burning and bullets: Forest fires push Bornean orangutans into harm’s way

PONTIANAK, Indonesia — As the forests of Indonesian Borneo burned during fires last year, a female orangutan was forced to leave her burning home. When she was rescued from a small farm, experts found signs of recent pregnancy and wounds on her body. The orangutan, later named Epen by her rescuers, was found foraging at […]...

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