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Forests and Climate Change


WRI -9 hours ago

There’s No Time, or Food, to...

There’s No Time, or Food, to Waste Comments|Add Comment|PrintTo feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050, we need large-scale reductions in food loss and waste. Photo: iStock How can the world nutritiously feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050, in a way that supports rural development and tackles cli...

timberbiz -18 hours ago

Timber industry to help meet h...

A report launched in the UK by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries (APPG), highlights the key role timber industries can play in helping the Government meet its targets for house building whilst working to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Source: Timberbiz The re...

timberbiz -19 hours ago

Vic Labor fiddles while forest...

Australia’s professional body for forest scientists, forest managers and forest growers, the Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers has condemned the Andrews Government decision to end native forestry in Victoria as ‘short-sighted.’ Source: Timberbiz At the v...

timberbiz -19 hours ago

AFPA says Labor decision at od...

Victorian communities and families will be reeling after the devastating news that the Andrews Government will close down the state’s native forestry industries by 2030. The move will see the loss of thousands of jobs and the withdrawal of key investment in many regional and rural centres acro...

Climate Change Adaptation


WRI -6 days ago

Uganda’s Coffee Farmers Show...

Uganda’s Coffee Farmers Show There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Solution for Climate Change Adaptation Comments|Add Comment|PrintA coffee and banana farmer in Kapchorwa, in eastern Uganda. Photo by James Anderson/WRI Rainy season arrives at the same time in the lowlands of central Uganda and the count...

USFS -6 days ago

Estimating biomass availabilit...

Using an adaptation of Forest Inventory and Analysis’s BioSum framework, which models prospective management of forested landscapes using forest inventory data, we tested several fire-resistance-promoting restoration treatments, implemented with tethered cut-to-length harvest systems, for effectiv...

USFS -7 days ago

Wildfire recovery as a "hot mo...

Recent decades have witnessed an escalation in the social, economic, and ecological impacts of wildfires worldwide. Wildfire losses stem from the complex interplay of social and ecological forces at multiple scales, including global climate change, regional wildfire regimes altered by human activiti...

IISD -1 week ago

Event: Symposium on Adapting F...

A symposium on ‘Adapting Forests to Climate Change: Methods, Tools and Projects’ will bring together project holders, scientists and stakeholders from around Europe to showcase their work on forest adaptation to climate change through oral and poster presentations. The event is organized by th...

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


Elsevier -15 hours ago

The influence of prescribed fi...

Publication date: 1 January 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 455Author(s): Gregory T. Wann, James A. Martin, Michael J. ChamberlainAbstractThe pine-grassland ecosystems once prevalent in the Southeastern United States were dependent on frequent fire events to maintain plant communit...

timberbiz -18 hours ago

Queensland saves native forest...

Thousands of hectares of native forest north of Noosa, which had been due to become national park, will now be kept open to the timber industry in order to save hundreds of jobs. Source: Timberbiz The Queensland Government made the decision to extend the current harvesting permits in the Wide Bay-Bu...

nature.com -2 days ago

Private funding is essential t...

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UNECE-FAO -5 days ago

Countries of the Caucasus and ...

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IPCC


timberbiz -19 hours ago

AFPA says Labor decision at od...

Victorian communities and families will be reeling after the devastating news that the Andrews Government will close down the state’s native forestry industries by 2030. The move will see the loss of thousands of jobs and the withdrawal of key investment in many regional and rural centres acro...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Farmers could help solve the c...

When the first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) land use report was released by the United nations in 2000, cities like Copenhagen and countries like Costa Rica did not yet have public decrees to become carbon neutral....

CBD -1 month ago

The IPCC's Special Report on C...

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Climate Change and Land: An IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems in August 2019....

CBD -1 month ago

Urgency of climate change may ...

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report last week warning of the mounting effects of global warming on the seas, increasing temperatures and acidification, and on the world's melting ice. It noted the potential dangers from sea level rise, water shortages in gl...

Forests & SDGs


WRI -6 days ago

6 Barriers to Protecting and R...

6 Barriers to Protecting and Restoring Forests – and Strategies to Overcome Them Comments|Add Comment|PrintCongo Basin, home to rare species including gorillas and forest elephants. Photo by Molly Bergen/WCS, WWF, WRI Forests help stabilize the climate and provide many contributions to Sustainable...

CBD -6 days ago

FAO Director General calls for...

Various investments in ocean sustainability will raise the amount of fish to feed the poor, helping drive progress towards the eradication of hunger which is the lynchpin for achieving the other Sustainable Development Goals, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said in a speech....

IISD -1 week ago

Event: Forest Landscape Restor...

This workshop will aim to provide background information on the Bonn Challenge, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, and ECCA30, and to gather input for a study on forest landscape restoration in East and South-Eastern Europe. These objectives will be reached through: Exchange of experiences ...

WRI -2 weeks ago

What Makes a Partnership Trans...

What Makes a Partnership Transformational? Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe Zero Emissions Bus Rapid Accelerator (ZEBRA) partnership aims to electrify buses in Mexico City, São Paulo and Medellin. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set global targets that can only be described as lofty ...

reThinkWood


timberbiz -6 days ago

New book shows how EU can redu...

The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI Bois) is calling on politicians to put wood at the centre of plans to reduce emissions and achieve zero carbon targets. CEI Bois has released a new publication, Wood: Building the Bioeconomy, which shows how the EU can reduce emissions by...

timberbiz -6 days ago

Glulam – Long, strong and re...

Timber Queensland is holding a seminar titled Glulam Timber: Long, Strong & Reliable on 19 November at the Victoria Park Gold Club in Herston Queensland. This is an opportunity to hear engineering, architecture and certification experts give practical advice for using glulam to deliver on impres...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Tours of XLam Wodonga and Hyne...

XLam and Hyne Timber are offering a CLT plant and mill tour from 27-28 November 2019 for building design professionals including architects, developers, engineers, certifiers and cost planners. The two-day event will go behind the scenes at XLam’s CLT plant and Hyne’s Tumbarumba sawmill. Source:...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Winners announced for Australi...

The Annual Australian Timber Design Award winners for 2019 were announced recently in Melbourne and fitzpatrick + partners claimed first prize for their stunning Castlecrag home aptly named The Seed House. Source: Timberbiz The Seed House blends in seamlessly with the surrounding bushland typical of...

Wildfires


Mongabay -7 days ago

Makers of Oreos, KitKats among...

JAKARTA — The makers of Oreo cookies and KitKat chocolate bars are among the companies getting some of their palm oil from producers linked to the fires that have razed large swaths of land in Indonesia, a new report says. The fires, started mostly to clear land for planting, have burned 8,578 squ...

timberbiz -1 week ago

EU Commission publishes annual...

On 31 October 2019, the European Commission published the 2018 edition of its Annual Report on Forest Fires in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. According to the report, wildfires destroyed nearly 178,000 hectares (ha) of forests and land in the EU last year. Source: Timberbiz While this ...

Springer -2 weeks ago

Spatiotemporal changes in fore...

Abstract Fire-induced forest loss has substantially increased worldwide over the last decade. In China, the connection between forest loss and frequent fires on a national scale remains largely unexplored. In this study, we used a data set for a time-series of forest loss from the ...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Report and recommendations pos...

New Zealand foresters are agreeing with the main recommendations coming out of the just released review of the Tasman fires which happened last February, but say there’s nothing in the report that hasn’t been said before and implementation is overdue. Source: Timberbiz The chair of the joint Far...

Wetlands


USFS -5 days ago

Nitrogen cycling responses to ...

Understanding short- and long-term responses of forest nutrient cycling to disturbance is vital to predicting future forest function. Mortality of ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) due to emerald ash borer [EAB, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)] invasion is likely to alter ecosystem processes w...

CBD -5 days ago

Cyprus wetlands in danger of b...

Cyprus wetlands are in danger of being destroyed due to climate change, with the Mediterranean region being described as the hot spot of the hotspots where rising temperature and water levels are more than dramatic, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Friday....

EFETAC -6 days ago

Coastal Forests Face Rising Se...

Ghost forests aren’t some spooky legend. They’re patches of dead and dying trees that haunt the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia where sea levels are rising and land is sinking. USDA Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service scientists are working ...

CIFOR -7 days ago

Scientist...

For almost a decade, CIFOR has led a research portfolio on the roles of wetlands (peatlands and mangroves) in climate... The post Scientist appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

Forest & Food Security


Elsevier -6 days ago

Improving science-policy inter...

Publication date: Available online 6 November 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Hemant Ojha, Udeep Regmi, Krishna K. Shrestha, Naya Sharma Paudel, Swoyambhu Man Amatya, Anthony B. Zwi, Ian Nuberg, Edwin Cedamon, Mani R. BanjadeAbstractWhether and how science can improve public policy...

CIFOR -1 week ago

Supporting indigenous peoples ...

Achieving sustainable levels of hunting and fishing in Guyana...

CIFOR -1 week ago

Supporting Indigenous peoples ...

Achieving sustainable levels of hunting and fishing in Guyana...

CBD -1 week ago

To feed the world, we have to ...

Pollinators are responsible for the production of many crops grown for human consumption, but their numbers are declining. To ensure food security, world leaders and agriculture authorities must act now to save these crucial species, says the Food and Health Organization of the United Nations....

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


CBD -6 days ago

BRICS scientists could help st...

Developed countries are producing policies to reduce the flow of invasive species and control or eradicate existing invasions. But most developing countries are under-resourced to tackle either aspect without help....

USFS -7 days ago

The first genetic linkage map ...

Green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) is an outcrossing, diploid (2n = 46) hardwood tree species, native to North America. Native ash species in North America are being threatened by the rapid spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB, Agrilus planipennis), an invasive pest from Asia. Green ash, the most wi...

CBD -7 days ago

Study shows invasive blue catf...

A new study by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science warns that blue catfish-an invasive species in several Chesapeake Bay tributaries-tolerate salinities higher than most freshwater fishes, and thus may be able to expand their range downstream into mainstem Chesapeake waters, and ...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Harm to Table: Turning an Inva...

On a rocky mudflat nestled between a few islands off Portsmouth, N.H., Gabriela Bradt rustles a clump of seaweed and shifts her ear toward the ground. "Hear that?" she asks. The rasps of something scuttling emerge from underneath the mound. "There's one," she says, pointing to the mottled brownish-g...

Bio-economy


timberbiz -6 days ago

New book shows how EU can redu...

The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI Bois) is calling on politicians to put wood at the centre of plans to reduce emissions and achieve zero carbon targets. CEI Bois has released a new publication, Wood: Building the Bioeconomy, which shows how the EU can reduce emissions by...

Elsevier -7 days ago

Strategic decisions on knowled...

Publication date: Available online 5 November 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Barbara Hedeler, Miriam Lettner, Tobias Stern, Peter Schwarzbauer, Franziska HesserAbstractThe knowledge developed at pilot and demonstration projects (PDPs) plays an essential role for emerging biorefine...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Forest-based circular bioecono...

Publication date: Available online 31 October 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): A. Toppinen, D. D’Amato, T. Stern...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Italian forum calls for biodiv...

Boosting biodiversity and improving sustainable forest management were two crucial steps to fight climate change in the long term, Italy's second National Forum on Bioeconomy of Forests urged on Thursday....

Forest Biodiversity


timberbiz -19 hours ago

Victorian Labor – one hand g...

Corryong sawmill operator and pallet manufacturer Graham Walker received a letter in October from Victoria’s Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture and Resources Jaclyn Symes good enough to take to the bank. In fact, he did. The letter recommended he continue to work with VicForests to “...

CBD -2 days ago

Created micro-climate of biodi...

Several recent research studies and assessments by the United Nations have underlined that runaway climate change is increasing hunger and inequality. A UN special rapporteur has warned of "climate apartheid" due to widespread displacement and hunger. In an interview to Hindustan Times, Manoj Kumar,...

CBD -2 days ago

7 Indigenous Technologies Chan...

Indigenous ways of managing landscapes have often been framed as the antithesis to progress. But most Indigenous communities hold intimate place-based knowledge, gained across generations, which is an ideal starting point for addressing contemporary challenges such as biodiversity loss, land degrada...

Elsevier -4 days ago

LiDAR data as a proxy for ligh...

Publication date: 15 January 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 456Author(s): Rafael O. Wüest, Ariel Bergamini, Kurt Bollmann, Andri BaltensweilerAbstractModern multifunctional forest management can profit from high-quality information on the potential distribution of woody species g...

Forest Certification


Elsevier -yesterday

Research trend: Bringing the p...

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Carolina Serra, Sarah L. BurnsAbstractIllegal logging and trade are one of the most important issues in world politics, strongly connected with deforestation and forest degradation, especially in developing coun...

Mongabay -2 days ago

FSC report on palm giant Korin...

JAKARTA — The Forest Stewardship Council has released a batch of heavily redacted reports into its probe of violations by a palm oil company operating in Indonesia, after it was earlier slapped with a cease-and-desist letter. The FSC, considered the world’s foremost body certifying the sustainab...

timberbiz -6 days ago

Slovenian forestry photographe...

For the third time, the PEFC national member for Slovenia invited professional photographers, amateurs, and everyone who wanted to share their love for the forest to participate in their ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Source: Timberbiz The three winning photos highlight Slo...

timberbiz -1 week ago

FSC Asia Pacific Business Foru...

The FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum was held in Shanghai in October with more than 120 attendees from retailers to producers to FSC-accredited certification bodies gathering to share their insights and experiences from the past year. Source: Timberbiz The guest speakers and participants came from ac...

Forests & Water


WRI -yesterday

New Guidance Can Help Companie...

New Guidance Can Help Companies Reduce Water Risk, Improve Watersheds Comments|Add Comment|PrintUpper Colorado River, Utah; part of the Colorado River watershed. Photo by U.S. Bureau of Land Management Water-related risk is a growing economic threat, responsible for over $36 billion in private sect...

Mongabay -yesterday

Scientists rediscover mammalia...

VIETNAM, July 2019 – I’m chasing a ghost, I think not for the first time, as night falls and I gather up my gear in a hotel in a village in southern Vietnam. I pack my camera, a bottle of water, and a poncho; outside the window I can see a light rain. I’m here to […]...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Can a national management plan...

MORONDAVA, Madagascar — When older people on Madagascar’s west coast were children, there were so many sharks that they had to be a bit careful when playing in the water. At the time, local fishers would catch some sharks but had little reason to target them, given the low prices they fetched at...

WRI -2 days ago

PODCAST: Solutions to the Glob...

PODCAST: Solutions to the Global Water Crisis Comments|Add Comment|PrintA man at work in a rice paddy in Goa, India. Photo by Marc Roberts/Flickr Betsy Otto, director of the Water Program at WRI, grew up on the water. “When you live in the Great Lakes region, it’s always close to your consciousn...

Forest Loss


Elsevier -yesterday

Research trend: Bringing the p...

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Carolina Serra, Sarah L. BurnsAbstractIllegal logging and trade are one of the most important issues in world politics, strongly connected with deforestation and forest degradation, especially in developing coun...

World Bank -2 days ago

Strengthening Forest Governanc...

This piece by Meerim Shakirova and Nalin Kishor was originally published by the Climate Investment Funds. Improving governance is key to addressing the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, and ensuring overall sustainable forest management. This is especially true in Côte d’Ivoire, wh...

The Guardian -2 days ago

Australia's climate response a...

Brown to Green report highlights Australia’s poor response on deforestation, transport, energy supply and carbon pricingAustralia’s response to climate change is one of the worst in the G20 with a lack of policy, reliance on fossil fuels and rising emissions leaving the country exposed “econom...

CBD -2 days ago

UNCCD COP 14 solidifies India'...

In order to protect the ecological balance of the world, it is of utmost importance to realize the importance of land and its well-being along with realizing the ill-impact of desertification and deforestation that result in the degradation and poor health of the lands paving way for a drought - lik...

REDD+


REDD-Monitor -4 days ago

Open letter to the Green Clima...

A group of Paraguayan and international organisations have sent an open letter to the board of the Green Climate Fund which will meet in Songdo, Republic of Korea, from 12 to 14 November 2019. Several of the funding requests under consideration are related to REDD, including an extraordinarily bad p...

REDD-Monitor -1 week ago

Greenwash: How the RSPO fails ...

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil operates under the slogan, “Transforming markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm”. Created in 2004, the RSPO is supposed to reassure consumers and manufacturers that products with the RSPO label are not linked to rainforest destruction, human ...

WWF -2 weeks ago

REDD+ Learning Session 65: Cli...

This is an archive of a session that took place on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Despite the importance of long-term forest health for forest-dependent economies, poor logging practices are common across the tropics, producing greenhouse gas emissions and negatively impacting forest ecosystems and t...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Hot as shell: birds in cooler ...

Birds lay eggs with a huge variety of colours and patterns, from immaculate white to a range of blue-greens and reddish browns.The need to conceal eggs from predators is one factor that gives rise to all kinds of camouflaged and hard-to-spot appearances....

Forests & Economic Development


CBD -5 days ago

Conservation scientists call f...

A group of international conservationists is urging governments across the globe to adopt a new approach to address the impact of economic development on the natural world. Renowned researchers, including University of Queensland scientists, aim to draw attention to what they call "net positive outc...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Queensland Government admits n...

The Queensland Government has announced that it is taking decisive action to support regional Queensland timber industry jobs, locking in hardwood supplies in the Wide-Bay Burnett region up to 2026 with a new timber plan. Source: Timberbiz The new timber industry action plan will guide the preservat...

CIFOR -4 weeks ago

Sustainability can be an advan...

Economic development of the agricultural commodity must take into account the environment...

CBD -1 month ago

The Path to a Profitable and P...

The Amazon is burning. Physically, the world has seen more deforestation and fires in Brazil's portion of the Amazon this year than at any other point in nearly a decade. But figuratively, a conflagration over economic development in the region blazes even more fiercely....

Forests & People


-6 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 ...

-6 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...

-9 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...

-10 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


Elsevier -15 hours ago

The influence of prescribed fi...

Publication date: 1 January 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 455Author(s): Gregory T. Wann, James A. Martin, Michael J. ChamberlainAbstractThe pine-grassland ecosystems once prevalent in the Southeastern United States were dependent on frequent fire events to maintain plant communit...

timberbiz -18 hours ago

Queensland saves native forest...

Thousands of hectares of native forest north of Noosa, which had been due to become national park, will now be kept open to the timber industry in order to save hundreds of jobs. Source: Timberbiz The Queensland Government made the decision to extend the current harvesting permits in the Wide Bay-Bu...

nature.com -2 days ago

Private funding is essential t...

...

UNECE-FAO -5 days ago

Countries of the Caucasus and ...

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Sustainable Forest Management


timberbiz -19 hours ago

AFPA says Labor decision at od...

Victorian communities and families will be reeling after the devastating news that the Andrews Government will close down the state’s native forestry industries by 2030. The move will see the loss of thousands of jobs and the withdrawal of key investment in many regional and rural centres acro...

World Bank -2 days ago

Strengthening Forest Governanc...

This piece by Meerim Shakirova and Nalin Kishor was originally published by the Climate Investment Funds. Improving governance is key to addressing the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, and ensuring overall sustainable forest management. This is especially true in Côte d’Ivoire, wh...

Elsevier -4 days ago

LiDAR data as a proxy for ligh...

Publication date: 15 January 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 456Author(s): Rafael O. Wüest, Ariel Bergamini, Kurt Bollmann, Andri BaltensweilerAbstractModern multifunctional forest management can profit from high-quality information on the potential distribution of woody species g...

Springer -4 days ago

Radar Satellite Imagery for De...

Abstract Purpose of Review The overall objective of this paper is to review the state of knowledge on the application of radar data for detecting bark beetle attacks in forests. Due to the increased availability of high spatial and temporal ...

Payments for Environmental Services


timberbiz -19 hours ago

AFPA says Labor decision at od...

Victorian communities and families will be reeling after the devastating news that the Andrews Government will close down the state’s native forestry industries by 2030. The move will see the loss of thousands of jobs and the withdrawal of key investment in many regional and rural centres acro...

Forestry Horizons -yesterday

New web software will help dee...

Environmental charity the Sylva Foundation has launched a major new version of a web platform and mobile app designed to help with the management of deer across landscapes....

CBD -2 days ago

Wasps as an effective pest con...

Common wasp species could be valuable at sustainably managing crop pests, finds a new UCL-led experimental study in Brazil.The study, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, found that social wasps are effective predators that can manage pests on two high-value crops, maize and sugarcane....

CBD -2 days ago

How to see stars and tackle li...

The dark skies of the great outdoors help people to see the wonders of space, either with the naked eye or using telescopes. That's why observatories are usually placed in high altitudes or remote locations, where there's often outstanding natural beauty and little light pollution....

Palm Oil & Plantations


Mongabay -1 week ago

Their lawsuit against a coal f...

As the forests of South Kalimantan province were whittled away by extractive industries, just one district in this corner of Indonesian Borneo remained free of both mining and oil palm plantations: Central Hulu Sungai district. Today, that status is uncertain. The district’s people, who have l...

Mongabay -1 week ago

RSPO questions effectiveness o...

JAKARTA — A year after the Indonesian government imposed a ban on issuing new licenses for oil palm plantations, the leading certification body for sustainable sourcing of the crop has criticized the policy as essentially ineffective. The licensing moratorium, signed by President Joko Widodo in Se...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

Debate rages over intensive oi...

Nearly 88 percent of Gabon is covered in forests. As the country seeks to diversify its economy, including developing agriculture and commercial plantations, can it continue to protect this important resource for local communities and biodiversity? Numerous NGOs are worried by the industrial cultiva...

The Guardian -3 weeks ago

Wildlife corridors to save Bor...

Malaysia and Indonesia are home to the oldest jungles in the world and produce more than 85% of the world’s palm oil. However, cultivation and production of the oil have caused deforestation, pollution, land degradation and human-wildlife conflict. Deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia has endan...

Forests & Sustainable Development


WRI -6 days ago

6 Barriers to Protecting and R...

6 Barriers to Protecting and Restoring Forests – and Strategies to Overcome Them Comments|Add Comment|PrintCongo Basin, home to rare species including gorillas and forest elephants. Photo by Molly Bergen/WCS, WWF, WRI Forests help stabilize the climate and provide many contributions to Sustainable...

ITTO -2 weeks ago

International forum creates ne...

An international forum of forest enterprises, timber associations, governments and intergovernmental organizations has agreed to create a voluntary network among forest managers, producers, traders, the processing industry and consumers to add value to forests through the recognition of their econom...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Pooling knowledge in tropical ...

Unlocking opportunities for equitable, sustainable development ...

CIFOR -1 month ago

Webinar If forests and peatlan...

The webinar will highlight the importance of forests and peatlands conservation and restoration for climate change mitigation and sustainable development. We will share how healthy forest and peatland ecosystem can play a role to combat climate change, including preventing forests fire and haze, and...

Forest Reporting


Elsevier -yesterday

Assessing forest availability ...

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): I. Alberdi, S. Bender, T. Riedel, V. Avitable, O. Boriaud, M. Bosela, A. Camia, I. Cañellas, F. Castro Rego, C. Fischer, A. Freudenschuß, J. Fridman, P. Gasparini, T. Gschwantner, S. Guerrero, B.T. Kjartansson...

USFS -6 days ago

Estimating biomass availabilit...

Using an adaptation of Forest Inventory and Analysis’s BioSum framework, which models prospective management of forested landscapes using forest inventory data, we tested several fire-resistance-promoting restoration treatments, implemented with tethered cut-to-length harvest systems, for effectiv...

USFS -3 weeks ago

An approach to estimating fore...

Forests represent a significant opportunity for carbon sequestration, but quantifying biomass change at the landscape scale and larger remains a challenge. Here we develop an approach based on repeated tree-level analysis using high-resolution airborne lidar (around 8 pulses/m<sup>2</sup>...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Trump aims to lift protections...

The Trump administration is seeking to lift federal protections on the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, paving the way for possible timber harvests and road construction in the largest national forest in the US. Source: NPR Last week, the US Forest Service, part of the Department of Agriculture, c...

Forest Governance


World Bank -2 days ago

Strengthening Forest Governanc...

This piece by Meerim Shakirova and Nalin Kishor was originally published by the Climate Investment Funds. Improving governance is key to addressing the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, and ensuring overall sustainable forest management. This is especially true in Côte d’Ivoire, wh...

Elsevier -3 days ago

Community-based forestry on fe...

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Emily Jane Davis, Reem Hajjar, Susan Charnley, Cassandra Moseley, Kendra Wendel, Meredith JacobsonAbstractAn approach to community-based forestry (CBF) on federal forestlands in the western United States consist...

Elsevier -4 days ago

“Forest property rights unde...

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Anna Sténs, Erland MåraldAbstractSweden is a leading country in governance of property rights, according to global assessments, but Swedish landowners currently argue that their forest property rights are bein...

Elsevier -4 days ago

Challenges facing independent ...

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Zainuri Hasyim, Dwi Laraswati, Ris H. Purwanto, Andita A. Pratama, Ahmad MaryudiAbstractThe Indonesian timber legality verification system was launched ten years ago with the objective of eradicating illegal log...

Forest Bioenergy


CBD -2 weeks ago

The use of sugarcane straw for...

The use of sugarcane leaves, known as trash or straw, to produce electricity and second-generation (2G) ethanol has been advocated as a means of increasing bioenergy generation without expanding cropland acreage. However, a study conducted in Brazil and published in the journal BioEnergy Research sh...

CEPI -2 weeks ago

Joint Press Release - Investor...

Brussels, 22 October 2019 - We support the final objective of the sustainable finance regulation: to enable financial flows to support sustainable growth and transition to a carbon neutral economy. Private investors need a sound regulation to increasingly support mitigation actions such as accelerat...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Senator Duniam joins forestry ...

An Australian forest industries delegation to Japan accompanying the Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Senator Jonathan Duniam will build a stronger relationship and help expand the market for high-quality Australian forest products, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Produ...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Senator Duniam’s forestry de...

An Australian forest industries delegation to Japan accompanying the Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Senator Jonathan Duniam will build a stronger relationship and help expand the market for high-quality Australian forest products, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Produ...

Forest Tenure


USFS -7 days ago

Adoption of agricultural conse...

This is a comprehensive review of all published, quantitative studies focused on adoption of agricultural conservation practices in the United States between 1982 and 2017. This review finds that, taken as a whole, few independent variables have a consistent statistically significant relationship wi...

UBC Forestry -2 weeks ago

Instructor (Tenure-Track) in A...

The Department of Wood Science is hiring a tenure-track Instructor in the area of Advanced Secondary Wood Processing and Design. Deadline: December 15, 2019 The post Instructor (Tenure-Track) in Advanced Secondary Wood Processing and Design (Deadline: December 15, 2019) appeared first on UBC Faculty...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Implementing forest tenure ref...

Forest Tenure Reform implementation involves diverse actors with multiple roles and interests, including government officials. Few studies have attempted to... The post Implementing forest tenure reforms: Perspectives from Indonesia’s forestry agencies appeared first on Center for Internationa...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Mobilizing Change for Women Wi...

This paper is organized in two parts. The first part provides relevant background information. It discusses a framework for analyzing... The post Mobilizing Change for Women Within Collective Tenure Regimes appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

Entomology


Mongabay -12 hours ago

Safer at sea: The unexpected b...

GENERAL SANTOS, Philippines — The first time Maylene Bibat saw the green dot on her tablet marking the location of her husband’s boat, she was thrilled. “I instantly felt less worried,” said the mother of three. “It was like knowing that he was safe.” For years, Maylene had to wait anxio...

FAO -12 hours ago

Helping countries better monit...

FAO today launched a new $7.1 million project supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to make forest data more accessible, transparent and available, and, in particular, help developing countries to meet the Paris Climate Agreement's enhanced transparency requirements....

Mongabay -12 hours ago

Brazil’s ‘coconut breakers...

400,000 rural women are guardians to 25 million hectares of babassu palm forest where the Brazilian Amazon meets the Cerrado savanna, but industrial agribusiness is moving in....

The Guardian -13 hours ago

'We depend on the Tongass': Al...

Tribal leaders to testify before Congress in battle against Trump administration’s assault on environmental protectionsTribal leaders, fishermen and environmentalists from Alaska will testify before Congress on Wednesday in a bid to save America’s biggest national forest – the latest battle ag...

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