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Forests and Climate Change


The Guardian -4 hours ago

Joe Biden’s billions won’t...

Funds offered to persuade Jair Bolsonaro’s ruinous government to stop deforestation are meant well, but badly misjudgedMarina Silva and Rubens Ricupero are former Brazilian environment ministersAs a candidate, Joe Biden built up the world’s hopes when he committed the US to rejoining the Paris a...

IUFRO -4 hours ago

Forest ecosystems in the condi...

From 2021-09-28 to 2021-09-29, , online, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 4.02.05...

USFS -yesterday

Greenhouse gas emissions and r...

As a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United States has reported an economy-wide inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals since the mid-1990s (U.S. EPA 2021). Forest land, harvested wood products (HWP), woodlands, and urban trees wi...

The Guardian -yesterday

A little girl climbing the tre...

‘She climbed to the top unaided, to collect leaves for her family’s dinner. The tastiest ones are usually higher up’The vast Zinder region in Niger, west Africa, is the most populated part of the country. Its people live mostly in traditional villages, their lives relatively unchanged for deca...

Climate Change Adaptation


CBD -1 week ago

USAID Assists the Federated St...

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supported capacity building efforts in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau, which in turn helped to secure $10.4 million in climate change-related grants from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Th...

Springer -1 week ago

Three-dimensional quantificati...

Abstract Key message Mobile laser scanning and geometrical analysis revealed relationships between tree geometry and seed dispersal mechanism, latitude of origin, as well as growth. ...

USFS -1 week ago

Using prescribed burn fire sev...

Research conducted via the Australian Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (BCRC) developed methods for assessing postfire hydrologic risk to human life, infrastructure, and water quality. End users of BCRC products identified the project for utilization, and a small team of practitioners and resear...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Underfunded nature-based solut...

Nature-based solutions are key to advancing climate adaptation. These are approaches that work with nature, not against it - from restoring wetlands, which can protect against storms, to conserving forests that stabilize soil and runoff during floods....

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


CBD -yesterday

How to approach the great miss...

Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR), defined as a process that aims to regain ecological functionality and enhance human wellbeing in deforested or degraded landscapes, has been promoted as a way to tackle many of the key challenges we face, including land degradation, climate change, biodiversity co...

CBD -yesterday

Dubai opens mangrove forest at...

The mangrove forest planted in the Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary marks a decisive action towards earth restoration of a forest in the desert coastline of the UAE....

USFS -2 days ago

Local testing and calibration ...

<p>Forest growth processes are driven by site productivity and species functional traits, which are ultimately constrained by cumulative resource demand, resulting in competitive dynamics across successional forest communities. Historical efforts to quantify competition used density metrics or...

CBD -2 days ago

What Burkina Faso can teach us...

Centuries-old farming techniques used to restore degraded land in Burkina Faso could help guide wider landscape restoration efforts across Africa for both environmental and social benefits....

IPCC


EFI -1 week ago

Role of Science in Supporting ...

The ThinkForest Seminar ‘Role of Science in Supporting Policymaking’ will take place online on 20 May 2021. This event aims to discuss: • How can we ensure that the best available science translates into sound EU policies? What are the golden rules for a successful science-policy interface?...

USFS -1 month ago

Integrated biochar research: A...

A scientific consensus is building that the drawdown of very large amounts (at least 1,000 Gt [1.1 x 1012 tn]) of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere will be needed to stabilize the earth’s climate system at a safe temperature (Hansen et al. 2008; Cao and Caldeira 2010; IPCC 2018, 2019). The ...

CBD -2 months ago

The UN Environment Programme n...

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will be 50 next year. But the globe's green watchdog, which helped to create the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), very nearly didn't exist....

timberbiz -2 months ago

Ross Hampton takes his chair o...

Incoming Chair of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s forestry advisory council, Ross Hampton, says the world’s renewable timber and forestry sectors must be turbo-charged if we are to have any chance of achieving the global goal of ‘Carbon Neutral by 2050’. Source: Timberbiz Mr Hampt...

Forests & SDGs


CBD -yesterday

Durham a world top 100 univers...

We've been ranked 87th in the world for our overall contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), demonstrating our commitment to a sustainable future. The rankings also place Durham in the top 100 in nine of the individual league tables for the 17 UN SDGs, an achievement we are reall...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Sustainability Reporting: Oppo...

The next webinar in a series by Forests & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) will be held on 21 April at 4pm to outline the global sustainability agenda, the challenges and opportunities this presents for the forest sector. The webinar is free to attend. Source: Timberbiz The webinar will include a ...

CBD -2 weeks ago

COVID-19 pandemic threatens to...

A new study analyzing bean production and food security across 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, found COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions to significantly impact bean production. Border controls and high transport costs have led to drops in production of the key food security crop, threatening...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Participants at "Gender, Clima...

Gender equality, women's protection, and empowerment are keys to the disaster risk reduction and climate change agendas, and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. To enable this, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the global roadmap to reduce disaster losses by 2030, calls f...

reThinkWood


timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Victoria’s largest mass timb...

Multiplex has completed La Trobe University’s new student accommodation project at its Bundoora campus, delivering Victoria’s largest mass timber project with almost the entire structure utilising cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam beams and columns. Source: Timberbiz The new student accomm...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Red Stag to open new CLT plant...

Red Stag in New Zealand has announced that it will open a new wood processing plant in a few weeks to produce CLT. It is hoped that the new plant may help alleviate the country’s timber shortage according to Red Stage group CEO Marty Verry. Source: Timberbiz The plant, says Verry, will add 5% to t...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Sodra’s new plant to increas...

Södra is investing in a new facility that will increase the production capacity of timber frames ten-fold. The facility is expected to be commissioned in mid-2022 and is being built at its plant in Värö, north of Varberg in Sweden, where Södra’s first CLT facility is located. Source: Timberbiz...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Keep up to date with Australia...

The past 12 months have proved that good communication is vital. Staying in touch has never been more important. The timber industry has proved its resilience in the face of fires, floods, export issues and a pandemic. The processing industry has responded with energy, and the announcement of Austra...

Wildfires


The Guardian -13 hours ago

‘Teeming with biodiversity...

Conservation organisations purchase 950 sq km biodiversity hotspot, helping to secure a vital wildlife corridor“These logs are historic,” says Elma Kay, standing in Belize Maya Forest, where she has been doing an inventory of felled trees. “These are the last logs that were cut here, for mahog...

CBD -yesterday

Forest protection: Armed with ...

Standing under a thick green canopy in coastal Kenya's Shim Hills, Mohamed Mwaramuno squints at his fellow forest ranger's smartphone. With about a dozen rangers, he has been using an app that through satellite feeds maps signs of forest fires, illegal logging and people encroaching on water sources...

CIFOR -6 days ago

Boreal forest fires can be for...

High-pressure systems and air flows from the south are a deadly combination...

timberbiz -6 days ago

Roundtable creates wood flow f...

New domestic manufacturing opportunities, optimising wood flow and commitments to research and development headlined the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub’s (GTFIH) briefing with SA Premier Stephen Marshall this week. Source: Timberbiz Hub chair Ian McDonnell led an industry roundtable featurin...

Wetlands


timberbiz -yesterday

Funding to protect a beech for...

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee is supporting biodiversity funding of NZ$50,000 for 150 hectares of remnant beech forest, wetlands and manuka scrub on Mount Lawry Station. Source: Timberbiz Waimakariri District Council, Environment Canterbury and the QEII Trust are working together with the lan...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Apple launches Restore Fund fo...

  Apple announced a first-of-its-kind carbon removal initiative, called the Restore Fund, that will make investments in forestry projects to remove carbon from the atmosphere while generating a financial return for investors. Source: Timberbiz Launched with Conservation International and Goldma...

Springer -2 weeks ago

Accounting for all territorial...

Abstract The Paris agreement identifies the importance of the conservation, or better, increase of the land carbon sink. In this respect, the mitigation policies of many forest rich countries rely heavily on products from forests as well as on the land sink. Here we demonstrate t...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Underfunded nature-based solut...

Nature-based solutions are key to advancing climate adaptation. These are approaches that work with nature, not against it - from restoring wetlands, which can protect against storms, to conserving forests that stabilize soil and runoff during floods....

Forest & Food Security


CBD -yesterday

How to approach the great miss...

Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR), defined as a process that aims to regain ecological functionality and enhance human wellbeing in deforested or degraded landscapes, has been promoted as a way to tackle many of the key challenges we face, including land degradation, climate change, biodiversity co...

CBD -2 weeks ago

COVID-19 pandemic threatens to...

A new study analyzing bean production and food security across 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, found COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions to significantly impact bean production. Border controls and high transport costs have led to drops in production of the key food security crop, threatening...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Tobago wildlife park boosts fo...

Before covid19, vendors in Tobago would often donate fruits and vegetables to help feed the animals at the Corbin Local Wildlife Park in Mason Hall....

CBD -3 weeks ago

Forest restoration: a path to ...

Forests and trees contribute to food security and well-being through provision of ecosystem services, foods, income generation and habitat for wildlife....

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


CBD -yesterday

They identify and detail the 2...

Scientists from Spain and Portugal have identified for the first time the 272 potentially invasive species in inland waters of both countries, which will allow the implementation of early warning and eradication systems to avoid ecological and economic damage....

CBD -yesterday

The workers of yellow crazy an...

The invasive ant world is a competitive one, rife with territorial battles and colony raids. And yellow crazy ants (Anoplolepis gracilipes), one of the world's worst invasive species, have an especially interesting trait: they're the only invasive ant known to have workers who can reproduce....

CBD -yesterday

Gaps in genetic knowledge affe...

Kiwi are iconic birds that have been severely impacted by deforestation and predation from invasive mammals since the arrival of humans in New Zealand. The remaining kiwi can be split into 14 clusters that are now treated as separate conservation management units. A review published in Ibis examines...

USFS -2 days ago

ALB Risk version 1.1: Asian lo...

The Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis Motschulsky) (ALB)&nbsp;is an invasive polyphagous woodborer that has been introduced to North America and Europe. Due to the severe economic and ecological damage resulting from infestations of this insect, many countries, including the Unit...

Bio-economy


EFI -5 hours ago

Biobased solutions in Public P...

This webinar was organised on 15 April 2021. Public procurement can serve as a powerful tool to address the three pillars of Sustainable Development, and to speed up the market uptake of more sustainable products and services. Local governments and public institutions have major purchasing power a...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Circular bioeconomy, what next...

A dash of science mixed with Indigenous and local practices could be the answer to a more sustainable economy...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Opinion: Dr Julian Elder – N...

The recently released draft advice from He Pou a Rangi – the Climate Change Commission is a very thoughtful piece of work. The draft advice raises some important issues for New Zealand and reinforces that forestry has a critical role in both reducing gross greenhouse gas emissions and in using ind...

USFS -4 weeks ago

Management of multiple ecosyst...

The Special Issue “Decision Support to Address Multiple Ecosystem Services in Forest Management Planning” includes nine research papers, two review papers, and a white paper presenting highlights of focused research initiatives. The papers provide a comprehensive framework for the analysis and r...

Forest Biodiversity


Mongabay -2 hours ago

Researchers rush to understand...

The kelp forests of the oceans are a habitat for a wide range of marine species, rivaling even the great tropical forests for sheer richness of biodiversity, according to scientists from the KELPER project, which studies these marine algae ecosystems. The kelp species, or marine algae, that make up ...

Global Forest Coalition -6 hours ago

The summits of the Destroyers-...

By Simone Lovera The US is back. Back in the Paris Agreement, and back to faithfully promoting the interests of destructive industries and their allies at the global level under the guise of environmentalism. On Earth Day – a day that is increasingly co-opted by corporations – President Biden is...

The Guardian -13 hours ago

‘Teeming with biodiversity...

Conservation organisations purchase 950 sq km biodiversity hotspot, helping to secure a vital wildlife corridor“These logs are historic,” says Elma Kay, standing in Belize Maya Forest, where she has been doing an inventory of felled trees. “These are the last logs that were cut here, for mahog...

timberbiz -yesterday

Funding to protect a beech for...

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee is supporting biodiversity funding of NZ$50,000 for 150 hectares of remnant beech forest, wetlands and manuka scrub on Mount Lawry Station. Source: Timberbiz Waimakariri District Council, Environment Canterbury and the QEII Trust are working together with the lan...

Forest Certification


timberbiz -3 days ago

Woolworths rolls out locally m...

Woolworths is now offering its customers in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia a locally made paper carry bag as it progressively onshores manufacturing in support of local industry and jobs. Source: Timberbiz Woolworths has partnered with family-owned Australian manufacturer Detpak in a mul...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Comments open for Australian S...

Public comment is being sought on a revised draft for the Australian Standard for Chain of Custody for Forest and Tree based Products – AS 4707. Source: Timberbiz The Australian Standard, along with the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (AS 4708) was developed by Responsible Wo...

USFS -1 week ago

Economic overview and policies...

The 2020 edition of the UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review provides a statistical review of market developments in the UNECE region in 2019 and the first half of 2020 and the policies driving those developments. This year, the Review also includes forecasts for 2020 and 2021. The UNECE r...

timberbiz -1 week ago

FSC technical update interpret...

Periodically, FSC ANZ or FSC International’s Performance and Standards Unit (PSU) receive requests for interpretations seeking guidance on the correct application of a specific requirement within an FSC standard. One such interpretation request involving a nationally determined standard was s...

Forests & Water


Mongabay -yesterday

Dams drove an Asian dolphin ex...

For decades it was the only freshwater dolphin species in the world not considered threatened by human activity. The tucuxi of the Amazon held out even as similar species in South America and Asia were dammed in, poisoned, or killed as bycatch; one is considered to have gone extinct. Now, the tucuxi...

UNECE-FAO -yesterday

Speech by Konstantinos Aravoss...

Address by Konstantinos Aravossis ,Secretary-General for Natural Environment & Water, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Greece, at the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (20-21 April 2021), on the theme “promoting circular economy and sustainable use of natu...

CBD -yesterday

Climate change could cause 'ir...

New research shows that lake "stratification periods" - a seasonal separation of water into layers - will last longer in a warmer climate. These longer periods of stratification could have "far-reaching implications" for lake ecosystems, the paper says, and can drive toxic algal blooms, fish die-off...

CBD -yesterday

A whale chorus reveals how cli...

Eerie wails, explosive trumpets and ghostly moans. The sounds from the underwater recorders had a story to tell, even without a single intelligible word: the whales had stayed put....

Forest Loss


The Guardian -4 hours ago

Joe Biden’s billions won’t...

Funds offered to persuade Jair Bolsonaro’s ruinous government to stop deforestation are meant well, but badly misjudgedMarina Silva and Rubens Ricupero are former Brazilian environment ministersAs a candidate, Joe Biden built up the world’s hopes when he committed the US to rejoining the Paris a...

The Guardian -13 hours ago

‘Teeming with biodiversity...

Conservation organisations purchase 950 sq km biodiversity hotspot, helping to secure a vital wildlife corridor“These logs are historic,” says Elma Kay, standing in Belize Maya Forest, where she has been doing an inventory of felled trees. “These are the last logs that were cut here, for mahog...

Mongabay -yesterday

New beef scorecard measures br...

A new review published by environmental nonprofit Mighty Earth measures 15 of the biggest global food brands by their own commitments to provide consumers with deforestation-free beef products, spotlighting the gap between promises and action. The companies were selected based on their size and rela...

CBD -yesterday

Forest protection: Armed with ...

Standing under a thick green canopy in coastal Kenya's Shim Hills, Mohamed Mwaramuno squints at his fellow forest ranger's smartphone. With about a dozen rangers, he has been using an app that through satellite feeds maps signs of forest fires, illegal logging and people encroaching on water sources...

REDD+


Mongabay -7 days ago

As COP26 looms and tropical de...

Analysts offer an assessment of the 13+ year-long record of the global carbon credit program, examining REDD’s pros and cons, and its future role in curbing deforestation and combating climate change....

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

Government inaction prompts vo...

The Jair Bolsonaro administration, with its anti-environmental policies, has done little to promote a regulated carbon market in the country, which has resulted in the development of a very active voluntary market....

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Morbark option reduces damage ...

Morbark recently introduced a new patent-pending Vtection system option for their 3000, 3400, and 6400 series Wood Hog Horizontal Grinders. The Vtection system monitors rotor vibration to reduce damage from contact with un-shreddable objects or other causes of damaging vibration like an out-of-balan...

Hindawi Publishing Corporation -4 weeks ago

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and M...

Analysing past trends of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions remains indispensable to the understanding of current GHG emissions, thereby enabling prediction of future emissions as well as development of their mitigative pathways. This study quantified GHG emissions within the Forest and Other Land Use (...

Forests & Economic Development


Springer -yesterday

Forest plant and macrofungal d...

Abstract Forests in Northeast China in the Greater and Lesser Khingan Mountains (GKM and LKM) account for nearly 1/3 of the total state-owned forests in the country. Regional and historical comparisons of forest plants and macrofungi will favor biological conservation, forest manag...

USFS -1 week ago

Economic overview and policies...

The 2020 edition of the UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review provides a statistical review of market developments in the UNECE region in 2019 and the first half of 2020 and the policies driving those developments. This year, the Review also includes forecasts for 2020 and 2021. The UNECE r...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Biden in risky talks with Braz...

The US is negotiating a multi-billion-dollar climate deal with Brazil that observers fear could help the re-election of President Jair Bolsonaro and reward illegal forest clearance in the Amazon. Source: The Guardian and Timberbiz That is the concern of indigenous groups, environmental campaigners a...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

As Brazil’s military pulls o...

A military operation against environmental violations in the Brazilian Amazon is coming to a close this month after nearly two years, But the show of force, backed by $71 million in funding, has had no meaningful results and leaves the region vulnerable to the pressures of economic development, expe...

Forests & People


-8 years ago

REDD monitor news: Indigenous ...

By Jeremy Hance, mongabay.com, 12 September 2013 | 150 years after a treaty with England granted the Miskito people rights over their land--a treaty which was never fully respected--the government of Honduras has officially handed over nearly a million hectares (970,000 hectares) of tropical forest ...

-8 years ago

Indigenous people of Honduras ...

Mongabay: One-hundred and fifty years after a treaty with England granted the Miskito people rights over their land--a treaty which was never fully respected--the government of Honduras has officially handed over nearly a million hectares (970,000 hectares) of tropical forest along the Caribbean Coa...

-11 years ago

Leading Sustainable Forest Man...

"Expectations and understanding of best practice in sustainable forest management have evolved over the past years. It is therefore the responsibility of PEFC as the world's largest forest certification organization to integrate these changes into its international Sustainability Benchmarks," said B...

-11 years ago

Standards Revision Workshop Fo...

"How we deal with our growth, in terms of new cultures, the issues of climate change, indigenous peoples, and tropical forests will determine in large part how we will be judged 10 years from today", remarked William Street, PEFC Chairman, at a recent meeting, highlighting the importance of social i...

Landscape Restoration


CBD -yesterday

How to approach the great miss...

Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR), defined as a process that aims to regain ecological functionality and enhance human wellbeing in deforested or degraded landscapes, has been promoted as a way to tackle many of the key challenges we face, including land degradation, climate change, biodiversity co...

CBD -yesterday

Dubai opens mangrove forest at...

The mangrove forest planted in the Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary marks a decisive action towards earth restoration of a forest in the desert coastline of the UAE....

USFS -2 days ago

Local testing and calibration ...

<p>Forest growth processes are driven by site productivity and species functional traits, which are ultimately constrained by cumulative resource demand, resulting in competitive dynamics across successional forest communities. Historical efforts to quantify competition used density metrics or...

CBD -2 days ago

What Burkina Faso can teach us...

Centuries-old farming techniques used to restore degraded land in Burkina Faso could help guide wider landscape restoration efforts across Africa for both environmental and social benefits....

Sustainable Forest Management


Springer -yesterday

Forest plant and macrofungal d...

Abstract Forests in Northeast China in the Greater and Lesser Khingan Mountains (GKM and LKM) account for nearly 1/3 of the total state-owned forests in the country. Regional and historical comparisons of forest plants and macrofungi will favor biological conservation, forest manag...

Elsevier -2 days ago

Stand-level forest management ...

Publication date: 15 July 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 492Author(s): Julien St-Amand, Junior A. Tremblay, Kathy Martin...

Elsevier -2 days ago

Interactive effects of light a...

Publication date: 15 July 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 492Author(s): Ryan M. Burrows, Micael Jonsson, Emma Fältström, Jannika Andersson, Ryan A. Sponseller...

IUFRO -3 days ago

20th Commonwealth Forestry Con...

From 2021-08-16 to 2021-08-18, Vancouver, BC, Canada, online, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 9.03.07, 9.00.00, 6.10.01, 6.00.00 The Commonwealth Forestry Conference is an international forum for foresters, and all those with an interest in the forestry sector to exchange knowledge and experience. It is org...

Payments for Environmental Services


Springer -just now

Qualitative profiling of mono-...

Abstract In grape berries (Vitis vinifera L.), sesquiterpenes are mainly accumulated as hydrocarbons in the epicuticular wax layer of grapes, whereas monoterpenes, which are predominantly present as alcohols, are glycosylated and are stored as glycosides in the vacuoles of grape ...

Springer -just now

Influence of genetic backgroun...

Abstract Phenolic compounds in apples 17 cultivars (Malus domestica Borkh.) and 3 wild forms (Malus sp.) were analyzed to study the impact of genetic background, growth site, and fruit bagging. The impact of altitude was studied in nine cultivars by analyzing fruits collected fro...

Springer -2 hours ago

Diversity and composition of m...

Abstract Key message The size of the structural components of the root–pit–mound complex was crucial for high moss species richness. Root plates, pits, and mo...

The Guardian -4 hours ago

Joe Biden’s billions won’t...

Funds offered to persuade Jair Bolsonaro’s ruinous government to stop deforestation are meant well, but badly misjudgedMarina Silva and Rubens Ricupero are former Brazilian environment ministersAs a candidate, Joe Biden built up the world’s hopes when he committed the US to rejoining the Paris a...

Palm Oil & Plantations


Mongabay -1 week ago

New palm oil frontier sparks s...

In a far-flung stretch of the Brazilian Amazon, the dense rainforest is slowly giving way to neat rows of oil palm that stretch for miles. Beyond the plantations, a narrow strip of forest – some of it already razed – separates the plantations from the Waimiri-Atroari Indigenous Territory. There,...

iForest -2 weeks ago

Research Articles: Contrasted ...

Bélanger N, Palma Ponce G, Brais SCONTRASTED GROWTH RESPONSE OF HYBRID LARCH (LARIX × MARSCHLINSII), JACK PINE (PINUS BANKSIANA) AND WHITE SPRUCE (PICEA GLAUCA) TO WOOD ASH APPLICATION IN NORTHWESTERN QUEBEC, CANADAAbstract: The use of wood ash as a soil amendment in afforestation and reforestatio...

Mongabay -3 weeks ago

Can palm oil be grown sustaina...

A recent investigation by Mongabay demonstrated that oil palm plantations in the Amazon do not appear to be ‘green’ as the Brazilian government terms them, but rather are associated with deforestation and rampant use of chemical herbicides and pesticides. Our reporter documented that in the muni...

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

Podcast: Palm oil plantations ...

Today we discuss a new investigative report by Mongabay’s contributing editor for Brazil, Karla Mendes, that looks at the impacts of the palm oil industry’s growth in the Amazon. Listen here: In an article titled “Déjà vu as palm oil industry brings deforestation, pollution to Amazon,” Men...

Forests & Sustainable Development


timberbiz -1 week ago

Sustainability Reporting: Oppo...

The next webinar in a series by Forests & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) will be held on 21 April at 4pm to outline the global sustainability agenda, the challenges and opportunities this presents for the forest sector. The webinar is free to attend. Source: Timberbiz The webinar will include a ...

CIFOR -4 weeks ago

FTA 2020 Science Conference - ...

Durreen Shahnaz, Founder and CEO IIX (Impact Investment Exchange). "Challenges of unlocking capital for women, disadvantaged communities and the environment in innovative and effective ways" - 21 September 2020. *** From 14 to 25 September 2020, the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agr...

CIFOR -4 weeks ago

FTA 2020 Science Conference - ...

Dolors Armenteras, Professor, National University of Colombia. "Are inequalities the real challenge in future development research?: perspectives from the global south" - 18 September 2020. *** From 14 to 25 September 2020, the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) ran it...

CIFOR -4 weeks ago

FTA 2020 Science Conference - ...

Elisabeth Simelton, Climate Change Scientist and CCAFS Project Manager. "Framework for NBS in agricultural landscapes" - 16 September 2020. *** From 14 to 25 September 2020, the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) ran its decadal conference. The fully digital conference...

Forest Reporting


The Guardian -13 hours ago

‘Teeming with biodiversity...

Conservation organisations purchase 950 sq km biodiversity hotspot, helping to secure a vital wildlife corridor“These logs are historic,” says Elma Kay, standing in Belize Maya Forest, where she has been doing an inventory of felled trees. “These are the last logs that were cut here, for mahog...

USFS -yesterday

Greenhouse gas emissions and r...

As a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United States has reported an economy-wide inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals since the mid-1990s (U.S. EPA 2021). Forest land, harvested wood products (HWP), woodlands, and urban trees wi...

Springer -6 days ago

Modelling natural regeneration...

Abstract The potential utilisation of natural regeneration of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) for forest conversion has received little attention to date. Ecological knowledge is necessary to understand and predict successful natural regeneration of beech. The objective of this...

USFS -6 days ago

Using phylogenetic diversity t...

<p>Relatively little is known about the dynamics of tropical urban forests, their phylogenetic diversity, as well as the socioeconomic and ecological factors that influence overall diversity across the urban landscape. However, permanent forest inventory and monitoring plot networks are increa...

Forest Governance


IUFRO -3 days ago

20th Commonwealth Forestry Con...

From 2021-08-16 to 2021-08-18, Vancouver, BC, Canada, online, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 9.03.07, 9.00.00, 6.10.01, 6.00.00 The Commonwealth Forestry Conference is an international forum for foresters, and all those with an interest in the forestry sector to exchange knowledge and experience. It is org...

EFI -3 weeks ago

Forest Governance Unpacked - i...

The 'Forest Governance Unpacked' interview series is part of the NewGo! project. Read the full interview here: resilience-blog.com For more info about NewGo! go to the project web page: efi.int/projects/newgo-new-ways-forest-governance...

FAO -4 weeks ago

Forest governance by indigenou...

The document summarizes the report that, based on a review of more than 250 studies, demonstrates the importance and urgency of climate action to protect the forests of the indigenous and tribal territories of Latin America as well as the indigenous and tribal peoples who protect them. These territo...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

New FWCA business development ...

Former Forest Practices Authority board member Amy Robertson has joined Forest & Wood Communities Australia, which is expanding its advocacy work for people who work and live in forest management regions. Source: Timberbiz Ms Robertson, from Tasmania, fills the new Business Development Manager r...

Forest Bioenergy


Mongabay -1 week ago

Belgium bans biofuels made fro...

Belgium will ban biofuels made from soy and palm oil from 2022 onward as part of its effort to combat deforestation, said the European nation’s Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Zakia Khattabi on Tuesday. “These fuels have little or no advantage over conventional fossil fuels f...

Springer -2 weeks ago

Additive predictions of aboveg...

Abstract Two systems of additive equations were developed to predict aboveground stand level biomass in log products and harvest residue from routinely measured or predicted stand variables for Pinus radiata plantations in New South Wales, Australia. These plantations were managed ...

CIFOR -3 weeks ago

Pongamia: Potential benefits f...

Fast-growing tree offers versatility across sectors...

USFS -3 weeks ago

Wood-bark density of hybrid sw...

This is the third in a series of studies to quantify yields of hybrid sweetgum (Liquidambar formosana x styraciflua) biomass at an afforested site in north Louisiana. Pooling across herbicide and varietal treatments to produce a single model system to estimate weight was determined to be statistical...

Forest Tenure


World Bank -yesterday

Securing Forest Tenure Rights:...

The forest tenure assessment tool (FTAT) and user guide consists of an integrated set of methodologies and guidelines for assessing both why it is important to secure community-based forest tenure in a specific national or sub-national context, and what needs to be done to strengthen forest tenure i...

Elsevier -5 days ago

Tenure regimes and remoteness:...

Publication date: July 2021Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 128Author(s): Karin Begazo Curie, Kewan Mertens, Liesbet Vranken...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Tesla electric trucks for log ...

Mosaic Forest Management in partnership with local Vancouver Island service provider, EcoWest Driven, will introduce several Tesla electric semi-trucks into log hauling. Source: Timberbiz According to Mosaic, the BC forest sector has a significant role to play in addressing climate change. However, ...

USFS -4 weeks ago

Contemporary fire regimes prov...

The relationship between people and wildfire has always been paradoxical: fire is an essential ecological process and management tool, but can also be detrimental to life and property. Consequently, fire regimes have been modified throughout history through both intentional burning to promote benefi...

Entomology


SMY -54 minutes ago

Invitation: Uusi puu – New W...

The most significant Finnish wood-based innovations of the moment participated in the Uusi puu – New Wood 2021 competition. The […] The post Invitation: Uusi puu – New Wood 2021 Award Ceremony and Jury Panel Discussion on April 29th, 2021 appeared first on Finnish Forest Association....

Springer -2 hours ago

Diversity and composition of m...

Abstract Key message The size of the structural components of the root–pit–mound complex was crucial for high moss species richness. Root plates, pits, and mo...

Mongabay -2 hours ago

Researchers rush to understand...

The kelp forests of the oceans are a habitat for a wide range of marine species, rivaling even the great tropical forests for sheer richness of biodiversity, according to scientists from the KELPER project, which studies these marine algae ecosystems. The kelp species, or marine algae, that make up ...

The Guardian -4 hours ago

Joe Biden’s billions won’t...

Funds offered to persuade Jair Bolsonaro’s ruinous government to stop deforestation are meant well, but badly misjudgedMarina Silva and Rubens Ricupero are former Brazilian environment ministersAs a candidate, Joe Biden built up the world’s hopes when he committed the US to rejoining the Paris a...

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