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ITTO -4 weeks ago

ITTO launches project on sustainable teak management in Greater Mekong Subregion

The sustainable management of teak forests and the nurturing of legal and sustainable supply chains can make valuable contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals in the Greater Mekong Subregion, according to speakers at the launch of an ITTO teak project in Bangkok, Thailand, on 23 April 2019....

timberbiz -1 month ago

Human health and forestry go together

The Forest Europe Expert Group on Human Health and Well-being has published a book that summarizes current knowledge on the health benefits of forests and integration of social aspects of forests into sustainable forest management (SFM). The publication presents evidence on the health benefits of forests, and shares concepts and approaches for utilizing the beneficial effects of forests. Sour...

IISD -2 months ago

Event: Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week

The Mediterranean Forest Week will bring together policy and decision makers, forest administrators, researchers, practitioners, donors and social and environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to share and promote the use of forest-based solutions to assist Mediterranean countries in the implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on clim...

timberbiz -2 months ago

This International Forests Day hug a tree and a forester

With origins dating back to World Forestry Day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization in 1972, 21 March has been marked as a special day to recognise the many environmental and sustainable development benefits we derive from our forests. This celebration has grown with the United Nations General Assembly declaring in 2012 that this day be recognized worldwide as International Forests...

ITTO -2 months ago

Learn to love forests! Helping build a sustainable future through forest education

Understanding forests and keeping them healthy is crucial for our future. It’s so important, in fact, that “Forests and Education” is the theme of this year’s International Day of Forests on 21 March. ITTO is marking the day by showing how diverse forest stakeholders are learning about forests and their roles in meeting human needs and the Sustainable Development Goals. T...

timberbiz -3 months ago

Northern Australia could be the future of forestry

Northern Australia could play a significant role in the future of the nation’s forestry industry, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia. Minister Canavan was speaking in Cairns at the launch of a $200,000 project funded through the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) to identify the growth potential for northern Australia’s forestry industry. Source:...

IUFRO -3 months ago

Forests in Science, Practice and Education - Conference on the centenary of the Faculty of Forestry, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW

From 2019-06-16 to 2019-06-22, Warsaw, Poland, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: IUFRO The history of the Faculty of Forestry goes back to the 19th century, but formally the Faculty was established in 1918. Since then, the Faculty has carried out scientific research, contributed to the development of science, and educated staff for the needs of forestry practice. It has been always open to world trends and ...

IISD -3 months ago

Guest Article: International Day of Forests: Forests’ Role in Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This year’s International Day of Forest will address the theme‘Forests and Education,’ and seek to raise awareness on how sustainably managed forests provide a wide array of contributions in this area. Forests are an often overlooked and undervalued asset in the struggle to achieve the SDGs. The mostly invisible ways in which forest-based ecosystem services contribute to development objectiv...

USFS -3 months ago

Tropical Deforestation and Recolonization by Exotic and Native Trees: Spatial Patterns of Tropical Forest Biomass, Functional Groups, and Species Counts and Links to Stand Age, Geoclimate, and Sustainability Goals

We mapped native, endemic, and introduced (i.e., exotic) tree species counts, relative basal areas of functional groups, species basal areas, and forest biomass from forest inventory data, satellite imagery, and environmental data for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Imagery included time series of Landsat composites and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)-based phenology. Env...

IUCN -3 months ago

Hope for Madagascar and its lemurs

What can be done to ensure the long-term survival of Madagascar’s amazing biodiversity – potentially a key economic asset for the country? The answer lies with Madagascar’s civil society, in particular its local communities, writes Russell Mittermeier, Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Primate Specialist Group. A...

IISD -3 months ago

Event: High-level Conference on Forests at the Heart of Sustainable Development

The High-level Conference on Forests at the Heart of Sustainable Development will feature panels on: uncovering forests’ contribution to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; intra-EU forest policies and sustainable forest management; and sustainable forest management for sustainable development: the way forward. The conference, organized with support from the Food and Agricultu...

CBD -3 months ago

Are Sustainable Development Goals Reaching Indigenous Peoples?

Life and death for whole communities hang in the balance of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that include eliminating poverty, conserving forests, and addressing climate change in a resolution adopted unanimously by the United Nations in 2015....