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Forests and Climate Change


timberbiz -6 hours ago

Opinion: Marc Peruzzi – mass...

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: the construction business accounts for an estimated 23% of the world’s carbon-dioxide emissions—5.7 billion tons, according to the most recent estimates. Much of this comes from the use of concrete and steel, the two biggest contributors to emission...

WRI -yesterday

New Maps Show Forests Absorb T...

New Maps Show Forests Absorb Twice as Much Carbon as They Release Each Year New methodology, released in Nature Climate Change, provides greater detail into forest carbon fluxes January 21, 2021 - New globally consistent methods for mapping forest carbon sources and sinks around the world show tha...

WRI -yesterday

Forests Absorb Twice As Much C...

Forests Absorb Twice As Much Carbon As They Emit Each Year Comments|Add Comment|Print The world is getting a better understanding of just how important forests are in the global fight against climate change. New research, published in Nature Climate Change and available on Global Forest Watch, fo...

CATIE -2 days ago

Noticias del CATIE: Evidencian...

Evidencian cómo los océanos y entornos marinos pueden ayudar ante la emergencia climática Blue Nature-Based Solutions in Nationally Determined Contributions es la reciente publicación que comparte un abanico de soluciones factibles y demostradas en el campo, entre ellas una desarrollada por el ...

Climate Change Adaptation


iForest -4 days ago

Short Communications: Not all ...

Trocha LK, Bulaj B, Durska A, Frankowski M, Mucha JNOT ALL LONG-DISTANCE-EXPLORATION TYPES OF ECTOMYCORRHIZAE ARE THE SAME: DIFFERENTIAL ACCUMULATION OF NITROGEN AND CARBON IN SCLERODERMA AND XEROCOMUS IN RESPONSE TO VARIATIONS IN SOIL FERTILITYAbstract: Long-distance-exploration type (LDET) ectomyc...

USFS -6 days ago

Landscape genomics of Quercus ...

Understanding how the environment shapes genetic variation provides critical insight about the evolution of local adaptation in natural populations. At multiple spatial scales and multiple geographic contexts within a single species, such information could address a number of fundamental questions a...

CBD -7 days ago

Climate change adaptation: Cos...

The annual cost of adaptation to the effects of climate change for developing countries is estimated to at least quadruple by 2050, according to the United Nations Adaptation Gap Report, 2020. The currest cost for these countries is in the range of $70 billion (Rs 5.1 lakh crore), and may rise to $...

CBD -7 days ago

Feature: Putting local people ...

Drawing from a wide range of case studies, Lucia Scodanibbio provides evidence for why climate change adaptation must be locally-led in order to be effective....

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


CIFOR -2 days ago

A Synthesis and Way Forward - ...

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IUFRO -2 days ago

Seeing the forest for the tree...

Seeing the forest for the trees Guest blog via Sri Lanka’s Ecosystem Conservation and Management Project ESCAMP; first published on Seeing the forest for the trees – ESCAMP Forty Forest Department’s and other stakeholders participated in a trainingorganized and financed by Internat...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Ikea now owns 613,000 acres of...

Ikea holding company Ingka Group has acquired forestland property in the US from The Conservation Fund, a non-profit conservation organisation that has protected over 8 million acres of land in the US. The acquisition strengthens Ingka Group’s commitment to responsible forest management, as conser...

timberbiz -2 days ago

NZ wilding control program may...

New Zealand is undertaking one of the largest wilding pine control programs in the world. The spread of wilding pines threatens the ecology and economy of indigenous grasslands, scrublands and forests, especially in the South Island high country. Source: Timberbiz Wilding pines are self-sown conifer...

IPCC


timberbiz -4 days ago

WWF confused over deforestatio...

The World Wildlife Fund’s claims linking deforestation and forestry in Australia have been challenged by the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz “Land clearing or land-use change is when forests are converted for example to urban development and agriculture,” IFA President Bob Gordon sai...

The Guardian -1 week ago

Top scientists warn of 'ghastl...

Sobering new report says world is failing to grasp the extent of threats posed by biodiversity loss and the climate crisisThe planet is facing a “ghastly future of mass extinction, declining health and climate-disruption upheavals” that threaten human survival because of ignorance and inaction, ...

CBD -4 weeks ago

Relying on forests to achieve ...

The demands for 'net zero' emissions have gained momentum in the past couple of years following The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C released by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2018. The report had concluded that global emissions needed to reach net z...

USFS -1 month ago

Integration of remote-sensing ...

The GFOI MGD provides practical advice related to the development of a National Forest Monitoring System to help meet national and international reporting requirements by: providing user-friendly guidance for linking UNFCCC decisions with IPCC guidance; focusing on how remotely sensed and ground-bas...

Forests & SDGs


IISD -20 hours ago

Tracking Platform Assesses Aus...

The 2020 'Transforming Australia' report produced by the Monash Sustainable Development Institute applies updated indicators, aiming to better understand how COVID-19 is affecting Australia’s ability to meet SDG targets. The platform also includes data dashboards, interactive charts, and explanato...

Springer -2 weeks ago

Ozone disrupts the communicati...

Abstract Plant–insect interactions are basic components of biodiversity conservation. To attain the international Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the interactions in urban and in suburban systems should be better understood to maintain the health of green infrastructure. Th...

IISD -3 weeks ago

Event: Human Rights Based Appr...

The event "Human Rights based Approaches and Conflict Sensitivity - Cases of Forest Monitoring and Management from Myanmar and Indonesia" aims to provide participants with the opportunity to share experiences and lessons from managing natural resources in conflict-affected settings and to discuss ne...

MCD -3 weeks ago

The perfect storm...

This has been an unusually tough year. The SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, emerged in January 2020. The World Health Organization announced “covid-19” as the name of this new disease on 11 February 2020 while the world kept looking to China. Within weeks, the virus m...

reThinkWood


timberbiz -6 hours ago

Opinion: Marc Peruzzi – mass...

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: the construction business accounts for an estimated 23% of the world’s carbon-dioxide emissions—5.7 billion tons, according to the most recent estimates. Much of this comes from the use of concrete and steel, the two biggest contributors to emission...

timberbiz -4 days ago

Queensland’s timber hub boas...

  When Timber Queensland and Responsible Wood relocated to its new office, an opportunity arose for both to create a “Timber Hub” – a shared vision showcasing Responsible Wood certified Queensland timber species to visitors and stakeholders alike. Source: Timberbiz Working with long term ...

timberbiz -7 days ago

Putting a roof over a Jaguar...

Jaguar Land Rover’s Advanced Product Creation Centre has the largest engineered timber roof in the UK, reflecting the design quality and company values associated with one of Britain’s most iconic automotive businesses. Source: Timberbiz Encompassing 1,512mÑ of PEFC-certified glulam beams an...

timberbiz -1 week ago

International Mass Timber Conf...

The 6th Annual 2021 International Mass Timber Conference will be 100% virtual held from 30 March 30 – 1 April, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual platform should drive even greater global attendance, more than 900 attendees from 15 countries are already. Although 2021 will be virtual ...

Wildfires


iForest -1 week ago

Research Articles: The economi...

Fagarazzi C, Fratini R, Montanino M, Viccaro M, Cozzi M, Romano S, Riccioli FTHE ECONOMIC VALUE OF FIRE DAMAGES IN TUSCAN AGROFORESTRY AREASAbstract: The Tuscan Region (Central Italy) spends about 12 million euros every year in the prevention and suppression of forest fires. In this context, this st...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Scientists’ study says trees...

As the climate changes, ecosystems around the world are also changing. A new study published by scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) suggests that these changes are causing trees to become smaller and younger. Rising temperatures are a source of stress for trees. Source: Ti...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Forest related disasters analy...

FAO has published a new study on forest-related disasters that will help contribute to the development of effective responses for future incidents. Forest-related disasters – Three case studies and lessons for management of extreme events assesses three major disasters that affected forests. Sourc...

Springer -3 weeks ago

Prediction model of moisture c...

Abstract Preventing and suppressing forest fires is one of the main tasks of forestry agencies to reduce resource loss and requires a thorough understanding of the importance of factors affecting their occurrence. This study was carried out in forest plantations on Maoer Mountain i...

Wetlands


USFS -22 hours ago

Pacific Northwest Oak Communit...

For hundreds of years, oaks thrived in many parts of the Pacific Northwest’s lowlands, growing in a variety of conditions and as part of several ecological communities—from dry rock outcrops and wetlands, to prairie edges, grassy savannas, and woodlands. Periodic fires in the region, especially ...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Big cat comeback: Jaguars prow...

It’s been 70 years since jaguars left their round, four-toed footprints in the ground of the Iberá Wetlands, a 1.3-million-hectare (3.2-million-acre) tract of swamps, waterways and islands in northeastern Argentina’s Corrientes province. But things are changing now. Two weeks ago, conservationi...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Governance, nature’s contrib...

There is little information concerning how people in the Global South perceive the benefits and costs associated with urban green areas. There is even less information on how governance influences the way people value these highly complex socio-ecological systems. We used semi-structured surveys, st...

CIFOR -3 weeks ago

Indonesia creates expert wetla...

Getting a jump start on U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration...

Forest & Food Security


ScienceDaily -4 days ago

Climate change will alter the ...

Researchers describe future changes to the tropical rain belt with expected climate change. The changes will cause droughts in large sections of the globe, threatening biodiversity and food security....

CBD -2 weeks ago

Soil erosion control requires ...

Soil is one of the most vital non-renewable resources that many organisms on the planet depend on, as it ensures food security of the nations; so that it needs urgent attention, ISNA quoted Seyed Mohammad Mojabi as saying on Sunday....

Springer -2 weeks ago

Can a shift to regional and or...

Abstract Background Qatar is one of the countries with the highest carbon (C) footprints per capita in the world with an increasing population and food demand. Furthermore, the international blockade by some countries that is affecting...

Springer -3 weeks ago

Factors influencing the occurr...

Abstract Invasive alien species have environmental, economic and social impacts, disproportionally threatening livelihood and food security of smallholder farmers in low- and medium-income countries. Fall armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda), an invasive insect pest from the Amer...

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


timberbiz -6 hours ago

US Forest Service reflects on ...

Despite challenges posed by the pandemic, the USDA Forest Service announced it surpassed goals and set records in 2020. Source: Timberbiz “2020 was a challenging year, with record wildland fire activity and the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the Forest Service, we have risen above these challen...

USFS -3 days ago

Comparison of the Hatch of New...

Comparisons were made of the effects of temperature and duration of low temperature on hatch of newly laid egg masses of the invasive spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White). Egg masses were collected in mid- October 2019 and estimated to be less than 14 d old. There was a significant positiv...

USFS -3 days ago

Review of dam effects on nativ...

Dams are among the most prevalent and extreme alterations humans have perpetrated on fluvial systems. The dramatic physical and biological changes caused by dams have been synthesized for many aquatic faunal groups, but not for crayfishes. In addition, invasive crayfish species are an increasing thr...

Elsevier -3 days ago

Region-wide assessment of fine...

Publication date: 1 March 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 483Author(s): Adrián Lázaro-Lobo, Rima D. Lucardi, Carlos Ramirez‐Reyes, Gary N. Ervin...

Bio-economy


timberbiz -7 days ago

New CFO appointed at New Fores...

Sydney-based investment management firm New Forests has appointed Adrian Williams as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) commencing in January 2021. Mr Williams, a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), has over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting in both Australian and international organiza...

IUFRO -1 month ago

Online Policy Forum "Untapping...

From 2021-02-02 to 2021-02-03, online from FAO Rome, Italy, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: T44 The EU-funded INCREDIBLE project will hold a Policy Forum on 2 and 3 February 2021 to discuss the actions needed to position NWFP as a pillar of Europe's bioeconomy. The Forum is addressed to EU, national, r...

IUFRO -1 month ago

NEW DATE! Online Policy Forum ...

From 2021-03-16 to 2021-03-17, online from FAO Rome, Italy, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: T44 The EU-funded INCREDIBLE project will hold a Policy Forum on 2 and 3 February 2021 to discuss the actions needed to position NWFP as a pillar of Europe's bioeconomy. The Forum is addressed to EU, national, r...

EFI -1 month ago

ThinkForest webinar: China-Eur...

This ThinkForest event aimed to understand and discuss potential challenges, possibilities and policy implications for Europe-China forest-based bioeconomy development. Speakers include: Esko Aho, former Prime Minister of Finland Maarit Kallio, Norwegian University of Life Sciences Panel discuss...

Forest Biodiversity


timberbiz -6 hours ago

Small grants from Responsible ...

Responsible Wood has announced the successful recipients from the 2020 Small Grants Program. The successful projects include the construction of a 21st century wood hut, mountain biking in South Australia and Tumbarumba, cultural burning and education projects in South Australia and Queensland, and ...

EUFORGEN -yesterday

EUFORGEN becomes official supp...

EUFORGEN is delighted to announce that it has become the 21st official supporter of the European Commission’s Global Coalition “United for Biodiversity”, launched by EU Commissioner for the Environment Virginijus Sinkevicius on World Wildlife Day 2020. The Coalition calls on all world botanic ...

The Guardian -yesterday

Building a green economy could...

US scientist Thomas Lovejoy says the rainforest’s rich biodiversity has been undervalued compared to economic activities such as farming and miningThe Amazon will be transformed into a “highly degraded nightmare” unless a sustainable biodiversity-based economy develops which properly values ec...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Environmental assassinations b...

The old adage of “money talks” is being given a modern data analysis stress test and applied to the assassinations of civil society activists in the global mining sector. In fact, according to a trio of economics experts from Oxford University and Australia’s Monash University who have...

Forest Certification


timberbiz -2 days ago

Ikea now owns 613,000 acres of...

Ikea holding company Ingka Group has acquired forestland property in the US from The Conservation Fund, a non-profit conservation organisation that has protected over 8 million acres of land in the US. The acquisition strengthens Ingka Group’s commitment to responsible forest management, as conser...

timberbiz -7 days ago

Putting a roof over a Jaguar...

Jaguar Land Rover’s Advanced Product Creation Centre has the largest engineered timber roof in the UK, reflecting the design quality and company values associated with one of Britain’s most iconic automotive businesses. Source: Timberbiz Encompassing 1,512mÑ of PEFC-certified glulam beams an...

What Wood -1 week ago

Titan Group has expanded the a...

The annual gain of the FSC-certified forests of Titan Group has made 22% (4.7 million he). This is 85% of the holding’s lease and 8% of all the forest territories in Russia where the responsible forest management is in progress according to requirements of Forest Stewardship Council....

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

FSC Revised Policy for Associa...

The revised Policy for Association (PfA) complaint procedure, allowing for swifter processes and better outcomes for forests and people – will be tested in 2021.The updated procedure as approved by the FSC International Board of Directors introduces a variety of routes for resolving cases and mark...

Forests & Water


Mongabay -2 days ago

Big cat comeback: Jaguars prow...

It’s been 70 years since jaguars left their round, four-toed footprints in the ground of the Iberá Wetlands, a 1.3-million-hectare (3.2-million-acre) tract of swamps, waterways and islands in northeastern Argentina’s Corrientes province. But things are changing now. Two weeks ago, conservationi...

Springer -3 days ago

Assessing urban climate effect...

Abstract Key message Extreme drought conditions, in addition to the urban heat island effect, modify the growth response and water storage dynamics of urban Scots pine trees in the Stockholm region. ...

USFS -3 days ago

Urban plant ecophysiology...

Plants have long been cultivated to improve quality of life in dense human settlements, mitigating the environmental stresses of urban living. Urban landscape elements include gardens, trees and lawns designed to provide aesthetic and functional benefits to local residents, as well as urban natural ...

CBD -3 days ago

World's Largest Lakes Reveal C...

Sixteen years of remote sensing data reveals that in Earth's largest freshwater lakes, climate change influences carbon fixation trends....

Forest Loss


timberbiz -6 hours ago

Friday analysis: Log an object...

The World Wildlife Fund seems a little confused over what logging is. Put simply, the WWF seems to have incorrectly lumped timber harvesting and private native forestry as contributing factors of deforestation and degradation. Source: Bruce Mitchell In a “shock, horror” statement, the WWF identi...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Palm oil plantations, coal min...

JAKARTA — Recent floods that inundated large areas of the southern part of Indonesian Borneo might have been exacerbated by massive deforestation for oil palm plantations and coal mines, activists say. Heavy rains over the course of several days in early January battered the province of South Kali...

Mongabay -4 days ago

An eye in the sky on deforesta...

Though other stories might have dominated the headlines, 2020 was a year of tremendous change in land use and land cover. Massive fires burned across Australia, the Amazon, and the Western U.S. Worldwide, as government oversight shifted to the pandemic, deforestation increased dramatically. And as t...

timberbiz -4 days ago

WWF confused over deforestatio...

The World Wildlife Fund’s claims linking deforestation and forestry in Australia have been challenged by the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz “Land clearing or land-use change is when forests are converted for example to urban development and agriculture,” IFA President Bob Gordon sai...

REDD+


CIFOR -4 days ago

Making the most of forest moni...

An early adopter of REDD+ practices shares lessons learned...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Results-based payments in Indo...

Data demonstrate a reduction in forest-related emissions...

UN-REDD Programme -2 weeks ago

Throwback to forests in 2020...

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REDD-Monitor -2 weeks ago

Robert Walker predicts Amazon ...

A recent paper in the journal Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development predicts that vast areas of the Amazon could reach a tipping point as soon as 2064. The post Robert Walker predicts Amazon tipping point by 2064 first appeared on REDD-Monitor....

Forests & Economic Development


The Guardian -yesterday

Building a green economy could...

US scientist Thomas Lovejoy says the rainforest’s rich biodiversity has been undervalued compared to economic activities such as farming and miningThe Amazon will be transformed into a “highly degraded nightmare” unless a sustainable biodiversity-based economy develops which properly values ec...

timberbiz -7 days ago

New CFO appointed at New Fores...

Sydney-based investment management firm New Forests has appointed Adrian Williams as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) commencing in January 2021. Mr Williams, a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), has over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting in both Australian and international organiza...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Sandalwood Taskforce report’...

The WA Sandalwood Taskforce has provided eight recommendations to Government that will support the growth of economic opportunities for Aboriginal people. The recommendations address key issues such as barriers to participation, resource inventory, capacity building and quota allocation. Source: Tim...

CBD -1 month ago

"If We Cannot Find a Balance B...

The African Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) and the African Development Bank held the first joint webinar on 'Financing Biodiversity in Africa from All Sources' on 3 December. The webinar sought to explore how best to scale up finance for biodiversity from multiple so...

Forests & People


-7 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 ...

-7 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...

-10 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


CIFOR -2 days ago

A Synthesis and Way Forward - ...

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IUFRO -2 days ago

Seeing the forest for the tree...

Seeing the forest for the trees Guest blog via Sri Lanka’s Ecosystem Conservation and Management Project ESCAMP; first published on Seeing the forest for the trees – ESCAMP Forty Forest Department’s and other stakeholders participated in a trainingorganized and financed by Internat...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Ikea now owns 613,000 acres of...

Ikea holding company Ingka Group has acquired forestland property in the US from The Conservation Fund, a non-profit conservation organisation that has protected over 8 million acres of land in the US. The acquisition strengthens Ingka Group’s commitment to responsible forest management, as conser...

timberbiz -2 days ago

NZ wilding control program may...

New Zealand is undertaking one of the largest wilding pine control programs in the world. The spread of wilding pines threatens the ecology and economy of indigenous grasslands, scrublands and forests, especially in the South Island high country. Source: Timberbiz Wilding pines are self-sown conifer...

Sustainable Forest Management


Elsevier -19 hours ago

Forest management legacies aff...

Publication date: 1 March 2021Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 483Author(s): Erik J. Blomberg, Joel Tebbenkamp, Stephen Dunham, Daniel Harrison...

CIFOR -20 hours ago

Yangambi: Partnerships, capaci...

Since 2007, CIFOR-ICRAF together with a dozen of partners are working in the Yangambi landscape to build forest management capacity, conduct applied research, and support local entrepreneurship and sustainable livelihoods....

timberbiz -2 days ago

Ikea now owns 613,000 acres of...

Ikea holding company Ingka Group has acquired forestland property in the US from The Conservation Fund, a non-profit conservation organisation that has protected over 8 million acres of land in the US. The acquisition strengthens Ingka Group’s commitment to responsible forest management, as conser...

Springer -4 days ago

The Use of Tree-Related Microh...

Abstract Purpose of the Review The concept of tree-related microhabitats (TreMs) is an approach to assess and manage multi-taxon species richness in forest ecosystems. Owing to their provision of special habitat features, TreMs are of specia...

Payments for Environmental Services


timberbiz -6 hours ago

US Forest Service reflects on ...

Despite challenges posed by the pandemic, the USDA Forest Service announced it surpassed goals and set records in 2020. Source: Timberbiz “2020 was a challenging year, with record wildland fire activity and the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the Forest Service, we have risen above these challen...

Springer -20 hours ago

Organic anion-transporting pol...

Abstract Organic anion-transporting polypeptides (OATPs) are integral membrane transporters that mediate cellular uptake of a broad range of substrates in humans. The functions of OATPs in insects are less well investigated and only poorly understood. A large...

USFS -yesterday

Sporax and Cellu-Treat...

A root rot caused by a Heterobasidion species of fungi is widespread in coniferous forests of California and can cause a huge amount of growth loss and death of infected trees. Applications of the borax containing pesticides Sporax and Cellu-Treat to recently cut stumps can be highly effective at p...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Not all NSW timber industry af...

The local timber industry in the Snowy Valleys has been largely unaffected by the recent ban on New South Wales timber being imported to China. Source: Tumut and Adelong Times Just before Christmas, China suspended imports of timber from NSW and Western Australia, with local customs officers reporti...

Palm Oil & Plantations


Mongabay -4 hours ago

Podcast: With just 10 years le...

The Sumatran elephant is a small Asian elephant whose numbers are dwindling as their lowland forest habitats are converted to uses like oil palm plantations. Experts say that Indonesia has just 10 years to turn this trend around and save them from the eternity of extinction – though this is optimi...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Palm oil plantations, coal min...

JAKARTA — Recent floods that inundated large areas of the southern part of Indonesian Borneo might have been exacerbated by massive deforestation for oil palm plantations and coal mines, activists say. Heavy rains over the course of several days in early January battered the province of South Kali...

Mongabay -1 month ago

Indonesia’s biofuel bid thre...

JAKARTA — An Indonesian government program to phase out diesel for an alternative made from palm oil could spur massive deforestation for palm plantations spanning an area a fifth the size of Borneo. The biodiesel transition program, the world’s most ambitious, will require 15 million hectares (...

Mongabay -1 month ago

Report finds litany of labor a...

JAKARTA — A coalition of NGOs has documented rampant labor abuses in five oil palm plantations in Indonesia, the world’s biggest producer and exporter of the commodity. The palm oil from these plantations is certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and ends up in products made ...

Forests & Sustainable Development


Mongabay -3 weeks ago

Companies must account for qua...

The launch of the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) in 2014, with the support of nearly 200 corporate, government, NGO and Indigenous peoples and local community endorsers, put forests at the forefront of climate action and sustainable development. The launch event triggered a flurry of corpora...

USFS -2 months ago

Analyzing socio-ecological int...

<p>Framing environmental issues in a sustainability context requires that we highlight the interdependencies between ecological, social and economic factors. Accordingly, the socio-ecological system (SES), which emphasizes the interplay between environmental and social dynamics, seems to be th...

FAO -3 months ago

FAO calls for stepping up fore...

Efforts to restore the world's degraded forests and landscapes must be scaled up to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, said FAO in a new publication released today....

IUFRO -3 months ago

Online Launch: GFEP Report: Fo...

According to the World Bank, 736 million people lived below the international poverty line of US $ 1.90 a day in 2015. Around 75% of the poor inhabit rural areas, in many cases regions of high forest cover. A number of studies conclude that poor and vulnerable populations tend to concentrate in envi...

Forest Reporting


USFS -3 days ago

Enhancing the precision of bro...

National Forest Inventories (NFI) are designed to produce unbiased estimates of forest parameters at a variety of scales. These parameters include means and totals of current forest area and volume, as well as components of change such as means and totals of growth and harvest removals. Over the las...

CBD -7 days ago

Cuba updates inventories of ve...

Experts from the Eastern Center of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (BIOECO) registered on Friday the inventory update of vegetal species in coastal terraces of Baconao Biosphere Reserve after a decade of research....

timberbiz -1 week ago

Sandalwood Taskforce report’...

The WA Sandalwood Taskforce has provided eight recommendations to Government that will support the growth of economic opportunities for Aboriginal people. The recommendations address key issues such as barriers to participation, resource inventory, capacity building and quota allocation. Source: Tim...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Status of longleaf pine in the...

In this report, we present an update on the status of longleaf pine in the Southern United States. Specifically, we provide selected tables and summary data for the two longleaf pine-dominant forest types—the longleaf pine type and the longleaf pine/oak type—using the latest round of forest inve...

Forest Governance


CIFOR -2 days ago

A Synthesis and Way Forward - ...

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timberbiz -7 days ago

Allegations of Indonesian pulp...

TPL and APRIL, two major pulp and paper producers in Indonesia, may have deprived the country of US$168 million in taxes from 2007 to 2018 by mislabelling a type of pulp that they exported to China, a new investigation alleges. Source: Mongabay.com Two major pulp and paper producers associated with ...

timberbiz -7 days ago

Passive House Training...

The Australian Passive House Association will be providing Certified Passive House Training Courses starting in March. APHA’s program will accommodate designers and trades people Australia-wide, building capacity with a world class curriculum and platform. Source: Timberbiz The courses will be off...

WRI -1 week ago

WRI Welcomes Dr. Cosmas Milton...

WRI Welcomes Dr. Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng as New Global Director of the Governance Center WASHINGTON (January 12, 2021)—World Resources Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng has been selected as the new Global Director of the WRI Governance Center. In this role, ...

Forest Bioenergy


The Guardian -1 week ago

'Carbon-neutrality is a fairy ...

Wood pellets are sold as a clean alternative to coal. But is the subsidised bioenergy boom accelerating the climate crisis?Kalev Järvik stands on a bald patch of land in the heart of Estonia’s Haanja nature reserve and remembers when he could walk straight from one side of the reserve to the othe...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Growth, total lipid, and omega...

Improving productivity and lipid concentration in microalgae is important for the economic success of both biofuel and microalgae coproducts production. Nannochloropsis spp. are marine microalgae currently being grown at large-scale for the production of biofuel and lipid coproducts. Here we demonst...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Opinion: John O’Donnell – ...

Our Australian economy is going through a relatively tough time at the moment, including in regard to COVID-19 and trade actions. There are current issues across Australia in regard to timber exports to China, an important Australian export market and there have been export restrictions applied acro...

Mongabay -1 month ago

Indonesia’s biofuel bid thre...

JAKARTA — An Indonesian government program to phase out diesel for an alternative made from palm oil could spur massive deforestation for palm plantations spanning an area a fifth the size of Borneo. The biodiesel transition program, the world’s most ambitious, will require 15 million hectares (...

Forest Tenure


timberbiz -4 days ago

WWF confused over deforestatio...

The World Wildlife Fund’s claims linking deforestation and forestry in Australia have been challenged by the Institute of Foresters. Source: Timberbiz “Land clearing or land-use change is when forests are converted for example to urban development and agriculture,” IFA President Bob Gordon sai...

CIFOR -4 weeks ago

Customary rights key to land r...

Lawyer extols value of traditional knowledge and tenure systems...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Intensive training program for...

Thirty-six Forestry Corporation of NSW firefighters have been honing their skills in a five-day training camp at Bombala in preparation for the fire season ahead. Source: Timberbiz Staff from the Bombala, Tumut, South Coast, Coffs Harbour and Walcha Forest Protection Areas were trained in essential ...

USFS -1 month ago

One size does not fit all: rel...

An estimated 10 million families, individuals, trusts, and estates own 39 percent of the forestland in the United States, excluding interior Alaska. Using segmented regression, the relationships between size of forest holdings and the attitudes and behaviors of these family forest ownerships were te...

Entomology


Mongabay -2 hours ago

Signs, but no sightings: The p...

BANDAR LAMPUNG, Indonesia — In a two-week survey of the thick forest of Sumatra’s Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park in the 1990s, Indonesian conservationist Agus Setiawan says he found signs of the rare and threatened Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). “I found the footprint and...

Mongabay -4 hours ago

Podcast: With just 10 years le...

The Sumatran elephant is a small Asian elephant whose numbers are dwindling as their lowland forest habitats are converted to uses like oil palm plantations. Experts say that Indonesia has just 10 years to turn this trend around and save them from the eternity of extinction – though this is optimi...

timberbiz -6 hours ago

US Forest Service reflects on ...

Despite challenges posed by the pandemic, the USDA Forest Service announced it surpassed goals and set records in 2020. Source: Timberbiz “2020 was a challenging year, with record wildland fire activity and the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the Forest Service, we have risen above these challen...

timberbiz -6 hours ago

Job sector looking promising i...

After a year of uncertainty, New Zealand’s job market came out of 2020 looking considerably better than expected, according to analysis of over 55,500 vacancies listed on Trade Me Jobs for the quarter ending 31 December 2020. Forestry was one sector that showed significant growth. Source: Timberbi...

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