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Forests and Climate Change


Springer -just now

Evaluating growth and intrinsi...

Abstract Key message Juglans, Fraxinus, Quercus and Pinus species seem to better maximize the carbon–water ratio providing useful indications on species selection for forestry plantations in areas with increasing drought risk. ...

timberbiz -14 hours ago

TimberLex portal describes for...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new online portal providing information on forest-related laws around the world in order to help promote legal forest management, timber production and trade, and contribute to efforts to make forest resource use su...

USFS -14 hours ago

Nitrogen and phosphorus cyclin...

Aims. Slow decomposition and isolation from groundwater mean that ombrotrophic peatlands store a large amount of soil carbon (C) but have low availability of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). To better understand the role these limiting nutrients play in determining the C balance of peatland ecosyste...

timberbiz -14 hours ago

Stop the Chop NZ campaign to p...

A new campaign to stop the cutting down of mature trees in New Zealand’s cities has launched. Kiwis have until 4 August to make an urgent Stop The Chop submission to ask the government to include protection of the urban forests in their newly proposed legislation so as to prevent trees from ...

Climate Change Adaptation


Springer -just now

Phenological study of congener...

Abstract Although important, phenological studies comparing congeneric species or the same species growing in different habitats are still scarce for the tropics. Herein, we integrate phylogeny, ecology and biometeorology to verify whether the phenophases of congeneric species My...

timberbiz -14 hours ago

Australian genome sequence of ...

Southern Cross University forest scientists can lay claim to a pivotal role in establishing the green shoots for sequencing the genome of Australia’s spotted gum. Since its release in May this year, the genome sequence of the spotted gum (Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata) has attracted attenti...

WRI -4 days ago

STATEMENT: Indonesia Submits N...

STATEMENT: Indonesia Submits New 2030 Climate Targets and First Long-Term Climate Strategy mansie.hough@wri.org Fri, 07/23/2021 - 09:14 JAKARTA (July 22, 2021)—Yesterday the government of Indonesia submitted an updated national climate commitment to the United Nations. The plan incl...

CBD -5 days ago

ASU Biomimicry Center creates ...

When it's 115 degrees outside, wolves pant, tortoises burrow underground and elephants flap their ears. All of those adaptations keep animals cool in desert climates and can inspire sustainable innovations for humans. That approach - looking to nature for solutions - is called biomimicry....

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


Mongabay -3 days ago

Global restoration now has an ...

With all of the environmental problems in the world, it can be easy to forget that there are also many solutions. Across the globe, people are working to restore nature, and good ideas abound. Organizing and visualizing this work, however, is a mammoth task, but it is one that the online platform Re...

CBD -4 days ago

G20 on Environment supports cr...

The Environment Ministers of G20 member states, meeting in Naples, supported the Italian initiative establishing a UNESCO Network of international environmental experts across all UNESCO designated sites around the world - biosphere reserves, Global Geoparks and natural heritage sites. This network ...

CIFOR -5 days ago

Restoration, replanting and re...

Community-Based Fire Prevention and Peatland Restoration project in village of Dompas in Indonesia’s Riau Province, on the central eastern coast of Sumatra is raising awareness of the value – for the communities and the global environment – of fire-free peatlands restoration work. The communit...

CBD -5 days ago

Restoring African Drylands Fro...

Read the wrap-up of day 2 of the event here, focused on community-driven restoration, equity for women and youth, and drylands restoration finance.Dryland ecosystems cover some 43 percent of Africa. They're home to more than half a billion people dependent on the land for their food and livelihoods,...

IPCC


USFS -5 days ago

Impacts of historical ditching...

Peatlands play a critical role in terrestrial carbon (C) storage, containing an estimated 30% of global soil C, despite occupying only 3% of global land area. Historic management of peatlands has led to widespread degradation and loss of important ecosystem services, including C sequestration. Legac...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Does the fight against hunger ...

Later this year, politicians and policymakers are due to meet to make crucial decisions on protecting biodiversity, mitigating climate change and ending hunger - all part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Delegates at two of these meetings - on biodiversity and climate - benefit f...

CBD -2 months ago

Tackling the Biodiversity and ...

Global experts identify key options for solutions; First-ever collaboration between IPBES- and IPCC-selected scientists. Unprecedented changes in climate and biodiversity, driven by human activities, have combined and increasingly threaten nature, human lives, livelihoods and well-being around the w...

CBD -2 months ago

IPBES/IPCC: Tackling the biodi...

Unprecedented changes in climate and biodiversity, driven by human activities, have combined and increasingly threaten nature, human lives, livelihoods and well-being around the world....

Forests & SDGs


UNECE-FAO -2 weeks ago

Making the circular transition...

High Level Political Forum | 12 July 2021 | 13:30-15:00 CEST (7:30-9:00 NY times) | VIRTUAL EVENT Organizers: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The post-COVID recovery offers an opportunity to reve...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Does the fight against hunger ...

Later this year, politicians and policymakers are due to meet to make crucial decisions on protecting biodiversity, mitigating climate change and ending hunger - all part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Delegates at two of these meetings - on biodiversity and climate - benefit f...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

New Forests strategic partners...

New Forests has joined the Principles for Responsible Investment’s Inevitable Policy Response program as a strategic partner. New Forests is the first Australian asset manager to be associated with the IPR and it will bring significant global investment experience to support the IPR in addressing ...

IISD -3 weeks ago

Event: Forests, Trees and Pove...

The side event "Forests, Trees and Poverty Alleviation in Africa" will take place during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2021 and will feature the launch of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)’s Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) Programme pol...

reThinkWood


USFS -2 weeks ago

Rocking Behavior of High-Aspec...

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a mass timber product that has recently garnered considerable attention for lateral-force resisting system (LFRS) applications. The main objectives of this study were to investigate the rocking behavior of a high-aspect-ratio (height/width) CLT shear wall without post...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Comparison of building constru...

Mass timber building materials such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) have captured attention in mid- to high-rise building designs because of their potential environmental benefits. The recently updated multistory building code also enables greater utilization of these wood building materials. The co...

What Wood -3 weeks ago

Pfeifer successfully completes...

The cross laminated timber plant of the Pfeifer Group, which went into operation at the beginning of 2020, is doubling its capacity to 100,000 m³ annually this year as planned. In order to increase the joinery performance and product quality, a second finger jointing system and a completely new joi...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Longest glulam beams at 42m de...

The longest single glulam timber beams ever shipped to Australia – spanning up to 42 metres – have been delivered to Mount Gambier in South Australia. The timber rafters were crafted at Hess Timber’s production facility in Kleinheubach, Germany. Source: Timberbiz The beams departed fro...

Wildfires


timberbiz -4 days ago

Icon retires and lends his nam...

It’s not every day your family gets a plantation road named in their honour however, in the case of 68-year-old Terry Higgins, it’s well deserved. Source: Timberbiz The OneFortyOne icon has retired, following a career spanning five decades and centred around a strong family connection to the Gre...

CBD -5 days ago

G20 environment ministers meet...

With forest fires raging in the U.S. and Russia and floods devastating parts of Western Europe, environment and energy ministers from the Group of 20 industrialized countries gathered Thursday for two days of talks ahead of November's crucial climate change conference....

The Guardian -6 days ago

‘Airpocalypse’ hits Siberi...

Monitoring suggests toxic smoke in Yakutsk is one of world’s worst ever air pollution events‘Everything is on fire’: Siberia hit by unprecedented burningA heatwave in one of the world’s coldest regions has sparked forest fires and threatened the Siberian city of Yakutsk with an “airpocalyp...

Mongabay -7 days ago

Indonesia eyes less severe fir...

JAKARTA — Favorable weather conditions point to a less severe forest fire season in Indonesia this year, but the burning could still compound what is now the worst coronavirus situation of any country, experts say. However, as the country is battling a second wave of coronavirus infections and ent...

Wetlands


USFS -5 days ago

Total mercury and methylmercur...

Wetlands, and peatlands in particular, are important sources of methylmercury (MeHg) to susceptible downstream ecosystems and organisms, but very little work has addressed MeHg production and export from peatland-dominated watersheds during the spring snowmelt. Through intensive sampling, hydrograph...

USFS -5 days ago

Total mercury and methylmercur...

Wetlands, and peatlands in particular, are important sources of methylmercury (MeHg) to susceptible downstream ecosystems and organisms, but very little work has addressed MeHg production and export from peatland-dominated watersheds during the spring snowmelt. Through intensive sampling, hydrograph...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Green Triangle hub water resea...

The Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub has presented its preliminary water research findings to Water and Environment Minister David Speirs as it prepares for the review of the region’s Water Allocation Plan in 2023. Source: Timberbiz Working in collaboration with UniSA, the University of Melbou...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Forest Owners frustrated with ...

The Forest Owners Association is sympathising with some farmer frustrations over the pace of regulations being imposed on the primary sector in New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz Forest Owners Association president Phil Taylor says the time has long since passed for anyone to think there are free rides ...

Forest & Food Security


timberbiz -14 hours ago

TimberLex portal describes for...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new online portal providing information on forest-related laws around the world in order to help promote legal forest management, timber production and trade, and contribute to efforts to make forest resource use su...

CBD -6 days ago

How the world can prevent emer...

According to a new report co-written by Illinois Natural History Survey postdoctoral researcher Valeria Trivellone, climate change, poverty, urbanization, land-use change and the exploitation of wildlife all contribute to the emergence of new infectious diseases, which, in turn, threaten global food...

CBD -2 weeks ago

In the world capital of vanill...

Madagascar, famous for its lemurs, is home to almost 26 million people. Despite the cultural and natural riches, Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world. Over 70% of Malagasy people are farmers, and food security is a constant challenge....

USFS -2 weeks ago

Rediscovering the Contribution...

The importance of forests to safeguard agricultural production through regulating ecosystem services such as clean water, soil protection, and climate regulation is well documented, yet the contributions of forests and trees to provide food for the nutritional needs of the increasing human populatio...

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


Springer -just now

Diversity and surge in abundan...

Abstract Since the rapid spread of the Asian chestnut gall wasp (ACGW) throughout south-east Europe in the last few years, the possibilities of its control have been increasingly investigated. Due to constraints in available suppression measures in forest stands, biological contr...

timberbiz -14 hours ago

Two SA projects to manage pest...

The Australian Government is providing $740,000 to South Australia (SA) for two projects to improve the management of priority pest species for SA farmers, land managers and the environment, through a Federation Funding Agreement with states and territories as part of the $30.3 million Established...

CBD -4 days ago

Tagged grass carp unknowingly ...

Michigan State University researchers are working with state and federal fishery agencies to help remove invasive grass carp from Lake Erie in a bid to limit its spread to the other Great Lakes....

USFS -4 days ago

Influence of intrinsic and ext...

Understanding factors infuencing survival of neonates for wild species is important for successful management, particularly for determining drivers of population dynamics. Wild pigs (Sus scrofa) are invasive and populations are rapidly increasing in part due to high reproductive capacity. Survival o...

Bio-economy


timberbiz -6 days ago

European Commission acknowledg...

The European woodworking industries have been advocating for a long time for an increased recognition of the role of wood-based products to decarbonize key sectors of the economy, such as construction and renovation. Source: Timberbiz The carbon absorbed from the atmosphere is stored in the trees an...

timberbiz -6 days ago

New Forests purchases 63,000ha...

New Forests has acquired the 156,000-acre (63,000 ha) Hilt-Siskiyou Forest, a mixed-conifer forest along the California and Oregon border, from the Fruit Growers Supply Company (“FGS”) alongside an institutional investor client. Source: Timberbiz The Hilt-Siskiyou Forest is the latest sustainabl...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Rediscovering the Contribution...

The importance of forests to safeguard agricultural production through regulating ecosystem services such as clean water, soil protection, and climate regulation is well documented, yet the contributions of forests and trees to provide food for the nutritional needs of the increasing human populatio...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Forest Owners promote trees at...

The President of New Zealand’s the Forest Owners Association has told delegates to the Primary Industries Summit in Christchurch that forestry offers many opportunities for farmers. Source: Timberbiz Phil Taylor said trees versus food production arguments are misleading and detract from opportunit...

Forest Biodiversity


timberbiz -4 days ago

Sumitomo Forestry joins with I...

Sumitomo Forestry and IHI Corporation announced that they have agreed on a business alliance for a “Forest Management Consulting Business” and for “the development of a sustainable business that maximizes the value of natural capital”. Source: Timberbiz The two companies have started a partn...

CBD -4 days ago

Preservation and enhancement o...

North Africa abounds in traditional agricultural systems that are remarkable both for the high levels of cultivated biodiversity they represent and for the reservoir of traditional agricultural and culinary knowledge that they have been transmitting for centuries....

CBD -4 days ago

Malawi: Universities Join Hand...

National Planning Commission (NPC) Director General Dr. Thomas Munthali has applauded Malawi universities for joining hands to organise a research dissemination conference that will create Biodiversity for Malawi 2063 research plans....

CBD -4 days ago

5 reasons why tropical forest ...

There is no solution to the climate crisis without ending tropical deforestation. Over the next decade, protecting forests around the world is critical to reaching a 1.5C pathway, while also supporting sustainable development and enhancing biodiversity. Unfortunately, despite recent efforts to reduc...

Forest Certification


timberbiz -6 days ago

FSC statement on Earthsight Ru...

In Monday’s issue of Daily Timber News, we reported on claims by Earthsight that Russian forests were illegally logged and that confidence in FSC certification was “wildly misplaced”. FSC has made a statement to address the issues that were brought up. Source: Timbebiz FSC has stated that desp...

timberbiz -6 days ago

Sustainability roadmap for ASE...

PEFC is embarking on a four-year journey with the ASEAN Furniture Industry Council (AFIC) to improve sustainability outcomes throughout the furniture supply chain in the ASEAN region. Source: Timberbiz As consumers worldwide demand sustainable products across a variety of fields, every industry must...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Ikea accused of using illegall...

Ikea has for years sold children’s furniture made from wood linked to vast illegal logging in protected Russian forests, environmental activists claim. The retail giant is accused of sourcing pine from a group of companies that over the past decade axed 4 million trees in Siberia, said to be vital...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

FSC dumps palm oil giant Korin...

JAKARTA — Palm oil giant Korindo Group has had its membership in the Forest Stewardship Council terminated, a move that activists say sends a signal to other companies that they can’t hide their wrongdoings behind green certification. The FSC, considered the world’s foremost body certifying th...

Forests & Water


Mongabay -4 days ago

Study puts 2050 deadline on ti...

A new study has identified 2050 as the tipping point by which stakeholders in the Mekong Delta will no longer be able to mitigate the issue of saltwater intrusion, which has already devastated agriculture in parts of Vietnam’s leading rice-producing region. The study, led by Sepehr Eslami, a senio...

Mongabay -5 days ago

Indonesia to send more tuna ve...

JAKARTA — Indonesia is expanding its longline fishing fleet in the high seas as part of its plan for a world-leading sustainable tuna fishery by 2025. The Indonesian fisheries ministry is issuing a policy update on the five-year sustainable management of the country’s top fisheries: tuna, skipja...

USFS -5 days ago

Total mercury and methylmercur...

Wetlands, and peatlands in particular, are important sources of methylmercury (MeHg) to susceptible downstream ecosystems and organisms, but very little work has addressed MeHg production and export from peatland-dominated watersheds during the spring snowmelt. Through intensive sampling, hydrograph...

USFS -5 days ago

Total mercury and methylmercur...

Wetlands, and peatlands in particular, are important sources of methylmercury (MeHg) to susceptible downstream ecosystems and organisms, but very little work has addressed MeHg production and export from peatland-dominated watersheds during the spring snowmelt. Through intensive sampling, hydrograph...

Forest Loss


timberbiz -14 hours ago

TimberLex portal describes for...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new online portal providing information on forest-related laws around the world in order to help promote legal forest management, timber production and trade, and contribute to efforts to make forest resource use su...

Mongabay -3 days ago

Illegal deforestation intensif...

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — In a far-flung slice of the Brazilian Amazon, a potholed highway cuts hundreds of miles through the heart of the rainforest. In its most rudimentary stretch, it is flanked on both sides by lush forests. But the emerald canopy surrounding the road is disappearing, giving wa...

Mongabay -3 days ago

Lessons from the 2021 Amazon f...

Record floods are battering the western and central Amazon, inundating Manaus and other communities and wrecking crops. To prevent future extreme weather events, deforestation and carbon emissions must be controlled....

CBD -4 days ago

5 reasons why tropical forest ...

There is no solution to the climate crisis without ending tropical deforestation. Over the next decade, protecting forests around the world is critical to reaching a 1.5C pathway, while also supporting sustainable development and enhancing biodiversity. Unfortunately, despite recent efforts to reduc...

REDD+


USFS -1 week ago

A comparison of the taxonomic ...

<p>Macroinvertebrate community taxonomic and trait structure showed consistent differences between riffles and pools across 12 headwater streams in the Sierra Nevada (California) even as flows varied from wet to dry years and between seasons. Densities of Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera...

EFI -2 weeks ago

Land-use planning for all: a f...

Land-use choices have impacts on people, economies, and ecosystems. The Land-use Planner is a free and accessible tool developed by the EU REDD Facility for anyone interested in participatory land-use planning. ...

EFI -2 weeks ago

Ending tropical deforestation:...

To stop and reverse deforestation in tropical countries there must be better land-use governance. With partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the EU REDD Facility develops innovative solutions for meeting sustainable land-use and climate goals. Over 10 years, the EU REDD Facility has supported...

EFI -2 weeks ago

Ending tropical deforestation:...

To stop and reverse deforestation in tropical countries there must be better land-use governance. With partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the EU REDD Facility develops innovative solutions for meeting sustainable land-use and climate goals. Over 10 years, the EU REDD Facility has supported...

Forests & Economic Development


timberbiz -4 days ago

NZ forestry course guarantees ...

At the height of Covid-19’s 2020 global impact job losses were rife within New Zealand’s forestry and wood industry. Now the sector is faced with a lack of skilled workers and an ageing workforce. Source: Stuff NZ The dilemma has prompted the Central North Island Wood Council to launch a unique ...

USFS -1 month ago

The Appalachian coalfield in h...

The Appalachian coalfield occurs within the eastern United States (US). This mountainous landscape is formed from natural dissection of sedimentary geologic strata with interbedded seams of coal and serves as headwaters for multiple rivers. The region's natural ecosystems, with a primary vegeta...

timberbiz -1 month ago

NZ has a plan for timber first...

Government agencies are getting new support to reduce carbon emissions generated by construction of new buildings, with the release of practical guidance to shape decisions on public projects in New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz New Zealand’s Ministers for Building and Construction and for Economic D...

CBD -1 month ago

Expert: Climate protection pol...

The benefits of strict climate policies are often underestimated in public debate, while the costs are generally overestimated, says Lucas Bretschger. Climate protection does not have a negative impact on economic development....

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


Mongabay -3 days ago

Global restoration now has an ...

With all of the environmental problems in the world, it can be easy to forget that there are also many solutions. Across the globe, people are working to restore nature, and good ideas abound. Organizing and visualizing this work, however, is a mammoth task, but it is one that the online platform Re...

CBD -4 days ago

G20 on Environment supports cr...

The Environment Ministers of G20 member states, meeting in Naples, supported the Italian initiative establishing a UNESCO Network of international environmental experts across all UNESCO designated sites around the world - biosphere reserves, Global Geoparks and natural heritage sites. This network ...

CIFOR -5 days ago

Restoration, replanting and re...

Community-Based Fire Prevention and Peatland Restoration project in village of Dompas in Indonesia’s Riau Province, on the central eastern coast of Sumatra is raising awareness of the value – for the communities and the global environment – of fire-free peatlands restoration work. The communit...

CBD -5 days ago

Restoring African Drylands Fro...

Read the wrap-up of day 2 of the event here, focused on community-driven restoration, equity for women and youth, and drylands restoration finance.Dryland ecosystems cover some 43 percent of Africa. They're home to more than half a billion people dependent on the land for their food and livelihoods,...

Sustainable Forest Management


Springer -just now

Fine-scale analysis reveals a ...

Abstract Forest management may have significant effects on forest connectivity and natural population sizes. Harvesting old-growth single trees may also change natural patterns of genetic variation and spatial genetic structure. This study evaluated the impacts of forest manageme...

Springer -just now

Assessment of handheld mobile ...

Abstract Sustainable forest management heavily relies on the accurate estimation of tree parameters. Among others, the diameter at breast height (DBH) is important for extracting the volume and mass of an individual tree. For systematically estimating the volume of entire plots, ...

timberbiz -14 hours ago

TimberLex portal describes for...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new online portal providing information on forest-related laws around the world in order to help promote legal forest management, timber production and trade, and contribute to efforts to make forest resource use su...

timberbiz -14 hours ago

Radial may produce LVL from Vi...

  An upbeat Radial Timber is looking to move into producing LVL from plantations and possibly process native forest ‘thinnings’ despite the planned closure of Victoria’s native forest industry by 2030. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Radial, which is based at Yarram in Victoria’s S...

Payments for Environmental Services


Springer -just now

Diversity and surge in abundan...

Abstract Since the rapid spread of the Asian chestnut gall wasp (ACGW) throughout south-east Europe in the last few years, the possibilities of its control have been increasingly investigated. Due to constraints in available suppression measures in forest stands, biological contr...

USFS -14 hours ago

Nitrogen and phosphorus cyclin...

Aims. Slow decomposition and isolation from groundwater mean that ombrotrophic peatlands store a large amount of soil carbon (C) but have low availability of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). To better understand the role these limiting nutrients play in determining the C balance of peatland ecosyste...

timberbiz -14 hours ago

Two SA projects to manage pest...

The Australian Government is providing $740,000 to South Australia (SA) for two projects to improve the management of priority pest species for SA farmers, land managers and the environment, through a Federation Funding Agreement with states and territories as part of the $30.3 million Established...

timberbiz -14 hours ago

Australian genome sequence of ...

Southern Cross University forest scientists can lay claim to a pivotal role in establishing the green shoots for sequencing the genome of Australia’s spotted gum. Since its release in May this year, the genome sequence of the spotted gum (Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata) has attracted attenti...

Palm Oil & Plantations


Mongabay -2 weeks ago

Top brands failing to spot rig...

JAKARTA — Human rights abuses continue to fester in the Indonesian palm oil industry as global brands and financial institutions and investors turn a blind eye to the problem, a new report says. The report by a coalition of NGOs documents the human rights and environmental impacts of 10 oil palm p...

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

NGOs call for alternative rout...

Malaysian scientists and activists have called on road planners in the Bornean state of Sabah to reconsider a 13-kilometer (8-mile) stretch of the Pan Borneo Highway that will cut through a protected forest reserve with a dense concentration of elephants when built. The current planned route runs th...

Mongabay -1 month ago

Deforestation of orangutan hab...

JAKARTA — A major palm oil company supplying to global brands like Nestlé and PepsiCo continues to source the raw commodity from plantations responsible for deforesting prime orangutan habitat in Sumatra, according to a recent investigation. U.S.-based environmental advocacy group Rainforest Acti...

CBD -2 months ago

Oil palm plantations a 'threat...

From Ebola in Africa to malaria in Brazil to tick-borne illnesses in the US, there is a common thread linking outbreaks of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases: fluctuating forest cover, according to a recent study....

Forests & Sustainable Development


CBD -4 days ago

5 reasons why tropical forest ...

There is no solution to the climate crisis without ending tropical deforestation. Over the next decade, protecting forests around the world is critical to reaching a 1.5C pathway, while also supporting sustainable development and enhancing biodiversity. Unfortunately, despite recent efforts to reduc...

timberbiz -6 days ago

New Forests purchases 63,000ha...

New Forests has acquired the 156,000-acre (63,000 ha) Hilt-Siskiyou Forest, a mixed-conifer forest along the California and Oregon border, from the Fruit Growers Supply Company (“FGS”) alongside an institutional investor client. Source: Timberbiz The Hilt-Siskiyou Forest is the latest sustainabl...

ITTO -1 week ago

Sustainable wood offers pathwa...

Yokohama, 19 July 2021: The COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity to turn the tide on deforestation and increase the sustainable production and consumption of timber and wood products, according to panelists at a virtual event convened by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) as part of t...

ITTO -1 week ago

Sustainable wood offers pathwa...

Yokohama, 19 July 2021: The COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity to turn the tide on deforestation and increase the sustainable production and consumption of timber and wood products, according to panelists at a virtual event convened by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) as part of t...

Forest Reporting


timberbiz -4 days ago

SA sawmills back to work to me...

A decision to allow the resumption of structural timber production in the state’s sawmills will let the industry play catch up for a week in a bid to reduce shortages threatening to derail the residential building boom. Source: InDaily The building industry has been forced to down tools during Sou...

USFS -4 days ago

The wrapper model for multiobj...

<p>Large multiobjective forest monitoring efforts such as the USDA���s Forest Inventory and Analysis Program and other National Forest Inventory (NFI) systems are usually described to the public in terms of the relationship of their sample designs to the land base of interest. Sometimes ...

USFS -6 days ago

Woody material structural degr...

Dead woody material (DWM) plays numerous important roles in forest ecosystems; however, through the process of decomposition, it undergoes structural and chemical changes that progressively alter its function in these roles. Much remains unknown about how DWM mechanical strength and structural integ...

USFS -7 days ago

Contemporary status, distribut...

As interest in managing and maintaining mixedwood forests in the northern United States (US) grows, so does the importance of understanding their abundance and distribution. We analyzed Forest Inventory and Analysis data for insights into mixedwood forests spanning 24 northern US states from Maine s...

Forest Governance


timberbiz -14 hours ago

TimberLex portal describes for...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new online portal providing information on forest-related laws around the world in order to help promote legal forest management, timber production and trade, and contribute to efforts to make forest resource use su...

ITTO -2 days ago

ITTO’s Independent Market Mo...

Yokohama, Japan, 26 July 2021: ITTO’s Independent Market Monitor (IMM) has launched a new website featuring a clean, contemporary design that improves the user experience and increases the accessibility of trade data and market information relevant to Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Tra...

EFI -3 days ago

Webinar: How has supporting MS...

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) play a critical role in meeting the growing demand for timber products worldwide and can support the fight against illegality by providing a source of legal, traceable timber. Equipping MSMEs with the business management skills, knowledge and competences ...

timberbiz -6 days ago

European Commission acknowledg...

The European woodworking industries have been advocating for a long time for an increased recognition of the role of wood-based products to decarbonize key sectors of the economy, such as construction and renovation. Source: Timberbiz The carbon absorbed from the atmosphere is stored in the trees an...

Forest Bioenergy


Springer -just now

Wood forming tissue-specific e...

Abstract Development of strategies to deconstruct lignocellulosic biomass in tree species is essential for biofuels and biomaterials production. We applied a wood forming tissue-specific system in a hybrid poplar to express both PdSuSy (a sucrose synthase gene from Populus deltoi...

timberbiz -14 hours ago

Radial may produce LVL from Vi...

  An upbeat Radial Timber is looking to move into producing LVL from plantations and possibly process native forest ‘thinnings’ despite the planned closure of Victoria’s native forest industry by 2030. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Radial, which is based at Yarram in Victoria’s S...

What Wood -18 hours ago

Segezha Group launches pellet ...

Segezha Group, a leading Russian vertically integrated holding company in the forest industry performing a full cycle of operations from logging to advanced wood processing, is continuing the construction of a pellet production facility to turn by-products and wood waste into biofuel pellets at its ...

Mongabay -6 days ago

Turning Kenya’s problematic ...

The waters of Lake Victoria — the world’s largest freshwater tropical lake — are clogged by water hyacinth that harm the fishery, economy and health. Locals are combatting the invader by turning it into biofuel....

Forest Tenure


timberbiz -14 hours ago

TimberLex portal describes for...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new online portal providing information on forest-related laws around the world in order to help promote legal forest management, timber production and trade, and contribute to efforts to make forest resource use su...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Opinion: Nick Steele – the T...

There can be no doubt that Tasmania’s northwest is stunning part of the world. Full of wild coastlines, majestic rainforests and sweeping button grass plains. However, whilst there is no official recognition of the name “Tarkine” I think we all accept that name has stuck, and it is generally a...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Opinion: Michelle Freeman & Da...

National Park declaration is easy – real management needs long-term thinking, people and budgets. The Victorian Government’s long-deferred decision to announce more National Parks in the West of Victoria last week dodges the real challenges of managing and conserving these forests. The Mt Cole ...

USFS -1 month ago

Transferring Vacant Lots to Pr...

Problem, research strategy, and findings: Several U.S. cities have implemented vacant lot greening programs as planning strategies to address decreased tax base, crime, and other issues associated with high land vacancy in marginalized neighborhoods, yet little is known about the benefits of program...

Entomology


Springer -just now

Wood forming tissue-specific e...

Abstract Development of strategies to deconstruct lignocellulosic biomass in tree species is essential for biofuels and biomaterials production. We applied a wood forming tissue-specific system in a hybrid poplar to express both PdSuSy (a sucrose synthase gene from Populus deltoi...

Springer -just now

Phenological study of congener...

Abstract Although important, phenological studies comparing congeneric species or the same species growing in different habitats are still scarce for the tropics. Herein, we integrate phylogeny, ecology and biometeorology to verify whether the phenophases of congeneric species My...

Springer -just now

Diversity and surge in abundan...

Abstract Since the rapid spread of the Asian chestnut gall wasp (ACGW) throughout south-east Europe in the last few years, the possibilities of its control have been increasingly investigated. Due to constraints in available suppression measures in forest stands, biological contr...

Springer -just now

Fine-scale analysis reveals a ...

Abstract Forest management may have significant effects on forest connectivity and natural population sizes. Harvesting old-growth single trees may also change natural patterns of genetic variation and spatial genetic structure. This study evaluated the impacts of forest manageme...

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