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timberbiz -yesterday

ABARES insights into Australia’s forest fires

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) released its insights article: Stocktake of Fire in Australia’s forests, 2011 to 2016. Principal Forest Scientist Dr Steve Read, Acting Assistant Secretary of Biosecurity, Fisheries, Forestry and Land at ABARES, said the stocktake covers where and how often fire occurred in forests, the land tenures and forest...

Mongabay -3 days ago

Green alert: How indigenous have been experiencing climate change in the Amazon

Late rainfall, intense drought, dry riverbeds, more forest fires, less food available — indigenous communities across the Amazon suffer social transformations due to climate change....

Mongabay -3 days ago

Green alert: How indigenous people are experiencing climate change in the Amazon

Late rainfall, intense drought, dry riverbeds, more forest fires, less food available — indigenous communities across the Amazon suffer social transformations due to climate change....

timberbiz -5 days ago

Study of Indonesian standards for forestry management

A recent study explores the environmental credentials and performance of the Indonesian sustainable forest management standard known as the PHPL (Pengelolaan Hutan Produksi Lestari). Source: Timberbiz Conducted by the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) with the support of the EU FLEGT Facility, the analysis assesses the extent to which the PHPL could contribute to sustainability and lega...

Mongabay -1 week ago

Kafka in the Amazon: Volunteer forest fire fighter charged with arson still in limbo

Four Alter do Châo volunteer firefighters were charged last year with setting Amazon fires; the police lack evidence, while locals say the real suspects — landgrabbers — are likely still on the loose....

What Wood -1 week ago

The Russian government is considering the creation of a forestry state corporation

The structure can be created in the form of a public law company based on the Decree of the President. The main functions that can be assigned to the new structure: implementation of forestry activities; implementation of measures for the protection and forests reproduction, including the implementation of selective and clear cutting, extinguishing forest fires; […]...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Economics of forest fire management: spatial accounting of costs and benefits

<p>This study uses a non-market valuation method to investigate the recreation values of the San Jacinto Wilderness in southern California. The analysis utilizes survey data from a stated-choice experiment involving backcountry visitors who responded to questions about hypothetical wildfire burn scenarios. Benefits of landscape preservation are derived using a Kuhn-Tucker (KT) demand system....

ScienceDaily -4 weeks ago

Recent Australian wildfires made worse by logging

Logging of native forests increases the risk and severity of fire and likely had a profound effect on the recent, catastrophic Australian bushfires, according to new research. In the wake of the country's worst forest fires in recorded history, researchers have been investigating Australia's historical and contemporary land-use....

The Guardian -4 weeks ago

Forest fire season is coming. How can we stop the Amazon burning?

The Guardian investigates fire in the state of Pará - to reveal the loopholes that allow deforestation to be legitimised We found the first fire without looking, crackling and roaring on farmland beside the busy Amazon highway, the flames consuming a road sign with its name – BR-163 – lying in the grass. Trucks thundered past, ferrying soya and corn from the agricultural heartlands of Brazil...

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

Young Nigerian researcher goes to bat against forest fires

As she peered into the collection chamber of her harp trap, Iroro Tanshi instinctively knew she had caught something peculiar. It was small, with large ears, and a button-like patch on its nose. A thrill of excitement surged through her as she pulled out her identification guide. It was definitely not the familiar Noack’s roundleaf […]...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Royal Commission told prevention is the cure by Foresters & Forest Growers

Australia should urgently accept that bushfire prevention rather than suppression is the only way to avoid the widescale loss of lives, property and biodiversity experienced last summer according to the Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers (IFA/AFG). Source: Timberbiz The peak organisation representing more than 1000 professional and scientific forest land managers hav...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Wood Products tells Royal Commission to recognise native forestry

Future national and state land and bushfire management policies need to clearly recognise the critical importance of the ‘plantation and native hardwood timber production sectors’ play as part of the overall solution in preventing wildfires like those of this past tragic Black Summer, according to Wood Products Victoria, (WPV). Source: Timberbiz The WPV submission to the Royal Commission into ...

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