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Ecological and Habitat Restoration


The Guardian -1 week ago

Climate crisis reducing land’s ability to sustain humanity, says IPCC

UN report finds ecosystems never before under such threat and restoration is urgentHow climate’s impact on land threatens civilisation – and how to fix itThe climate crisis is damaging the ability of the land to sustain humanity, with cascading risks becoming increasingly severe as global temperatures rise, according to a landmark UN report compiled by some of the world’s top scientists.Glob...

USFS -1 week ago

Production and establishment techniques for the restoration of Nothofagus alessandrii, an endangered keystone species in a Mediterranean forest

Ruil (Nothofagus alessandrii) is an endangered keystone species from the Mediterranean climate zone of Chile. Ruil’s fragile state of conservation urges development of restoration programs, but specific protocols for nursery production and field establishment that ensure plant survival are largely unknown. Therefore, we examined the effect on nitrogen (N) fertilization and container size during ...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Australian Paper committed $51m to Maryvale in 2018

Australian Paper is moving ahead with its five-year, $200 million capital investment program at its Maryvale paper mill in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The company committed $51 million in the second year of the program to upgrade key strategic infrastructure, according to AP’s 2018 Sustainability Report. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz These investments, which will boost production and eff...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Australian Paper on track with $200m spend

Australian Paper is moving ahead with its five-year, $200 million capital investment program at its Maryvale paper mill in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. The company committed $51 million in the second year of the program to upgrade key strategic infrastructure, according to AP’s 2018 Sustainability Report. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz These investments, which will boost production and eff...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Traditional knowledge of fire use by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in the eastside Cascades of Oregon

Publication date: 15 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 450Author(s): Michelle M. Steen-Adams, Susan Charnley, Rebecca J. McLain, Mark D.O. Adams, Kendra L. WendelAbstractWe examined traditional knowledge of fire use by the Ichishikin (Sahaptin), Kitsht Wasco (Wasco), and Numu (Northern Paiute) peoples (now Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, CTWS) in the eastside Cascades ...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Soil- and waterborne Phytophthora species linked to recent outbreaks in Northern California restoration sites

Many studies around the globe have identified plant production facilities as major sources of plant pathogens that may be released in the wild, with significant consequences for the health and integrity of natural ecosystems. Recently, a large number of soilborne and waterborne species belonging to the plant pathogenic genus Phytophthora have been identified for the first time in California native...

USFS -3 weeks ago

Operationalizing resilience for conservation objectives: the 4S's

<p>Although resilience thinking is increasingly popular and attractive among restoration practitioners, it carries an abstract quality that hinders effective application. Because resilience and its components are defined differently in social and ecological contexts, individual managers or stakeholders may disagree on the definition of a system's state, occurrence of a state change, pre...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

EU action to protect and restore the world’s forests

On 23 July, the European Commission (EC) adopted the Communication on Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests. It’s a new ambitious European approach in response to the continued widespread destruction of the world’s forests. Source: Timberbiz An area of 1.3 million square kilometres was lost between 1990 and 2016, equivalent to approximately 800 footba...

CBD -4 weeks ago

Mangrove conservation more valuable than ever thanks to carbon trading

When a proven ecosystem restoration method also helps reduce poverty and build economic resilience, governments will often back them as a win-win solution....

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

Audio: David Quammen on ecological restoration, emerging diseases, evolutionary science, and more

Today we speak with award-winning science writer, author, and journalist David Quammen about some of the most promising and fascinating trends in conservation and evolutionary science. Listen here:   In a recent piece for National Geographic, where he is a regular contributor, Quammen profiles Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique — once touted by none other […]...

IISD -4 weeks ago

Second Bonn Challenge Barometer Report Highlights Forest Restoration Co-benefits, Lessons Learned

Published by IUCN in June 2019, the progress report concludes “implementation of FLR is clearly happening at scale,” and highlights some additional co-benefits in the countries surveyed, including the creation of an estimated 354,000 jobs, an average investment per hectare of at least USD 235, and the sequestration of 1.379 billion tonnes of CO2. The five countries assessed in depth – Brazil...

INBAR -4 weeks ago

Bamboo Industry Development for Value Addition and Strategy - INBAR Scholarship Programme 2019

June 2019 saw 22 nominated participants from 16 Member States undertake a packed schedule of workshops, training sessions and site visits in Sichuan and Zhejiang, China, as part of the 2019 INBAR Scholarship Programme on Value Addition and Strategy. The documentary shows how the participants used work, study and exchange to learn how bamboo can be used as a key strategic tool for sustainable dev...