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Forests and Climate Change


Springer -just now

Environment rather than proven...

Abstract With progressive climate change, the chemical defense in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) is likely to change, which might impact its fitness and ability to establish beyond its current northern distribution limit. We studied the phenolic defense in six beech provenan...

Springer -just now

Plant–soil feedbacks in mang...

Abstract Key message Plant–soil feedbacks in mangrove ecosystems are important for ecosystem resilience and can be investigated by establishing links between empirical and modelling studies. ...

timberbiz -2 days ago

SpruceSEA pilot project for cl...

A new pilot project “SpruceSEA” aims to transfer forest seedlings adapted to climate change more quickly to forest companies than traditional breeding approaches. SpruceSEA stands for Spruce Somatic Embryogenesis Application Austria. The Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW) has teamed up w...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Causes for celebration, and co...

September 24 marks World Gorilla Day, set aside to celebrate these threatened giants of the forest as well as to renew calls for action to protect them. All gorilla species and subspecies are either endangered or critically endangered, and face dire pressures including habitat loss, climate change, ...

Climate Change Adaptation


CBD -6 days ago

Climate change: From deep scie...

Markku Kulmala, from the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research, discusses the ACCC Flagship concerning adaptation to climate change, from deep scientific understanding to practical solutions...

USFS -1 week ago

Genetic diversity is considere...

International agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have committed to conserve, and sustainably and equitably use, biodiversity. The CBD is a vital instrument for global conservation because it guides 195 countries and the European Union in setting priorities and allocating...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Cold Acclimation Increases Fre...

Frost damage is among the major limitations to reforestation and forest restoration projects worldwide. Investigations of environmental and genetic effects on frost resistance have focused on boreal and temperate tree species rather than tropical trees. Koa (Acacia koa A. Gray) is a valuable tropica...

CBD -2 weeks ago

The climate clock is ticking f...

Most agree that urgent action needs to be taken to tackle the growing crisis caused by climate change. That is why leaders from 196 countries are meeting in Glasgow in November for a major climate conference, called COP26. But adaptation to climate change also comes at a price - writes Nikolay Barek...

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


Springer -just now

Plant–soil feedbacks in mang...

Abstract Key message Plant–soil feedbacks in mangrove ecosystems are important for ecosystem resilience and can be investigated by establishing links between empirical and modelling studies. ...

Springer -just now

Effect of exclosure on dryland...

Abstract In Ethiopia, among many restoration efforts to reverse deforestation and land degradation, area exclosure is one of the most common practices to restore secondary forests with assisted natural regeneration. The present study in the Sekota district, northeastern Amhara re...

USFS -yesterday

The economic reality of the fo...

Recent extreme wildfire seasons in the United States (US) have rekindled policy debates about the underlying drivers and potential role forest management can play in reducing fuels and future wildfire. Most US western national forests face a substantial backlog of treatments and manifold management ...

USFS -yesterday

Planning for future fire: Scen...

Recent fire seasons brought a new fire reality to the western US, and motivated federal agencies to explore scenarios for augmenting current fuel management and forest restoration in areas where fires might threaten critical resources and developed areas. To support this effort, we modeled the sched...

IPCC


WRI -2 days ago

What Vulnerable Countries Need...

What Vulnerable Countries Need from the COP26 Climate Summit wil.thomas@wri.org Wed, 09/22/2021 - 17:52 The world is at a critical juncture in the fight to solve the climate crisis.  As the coronavirus pandemic continues, unprecedented climate impacts are affecting every region of t...

WRI -1 week ago

Ambitious Climate Action by G2...

Ambitious Climate Action by G20 Countries Can Limit Global Warming to 1.7 Degrees C liza.lepage@wri.org Thu, 09/16/2021 - 07:45 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s landmark (IPCC) 2021 report left many wondering whether the world can actually limit global warming to 1.5 d...

CBD -2 weeks ago

How Can Cities Tackle Climate ...

Every day, the world awakens to news of another heatwave, flood, drought, tropical cyclone, wildfire, or other climate-induced natural hazard. The new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gives a code-red climate warning, with a forecast for global warming of 1.5°C by 2040...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Globally, climate change drive...

This year has seen a huge number of climate-related disasters, from hurricanes to drought and from fires to floods. In the middle of the chaos, the IPCC dropped the first installment of its latest climate report, mapping out how our current choices will shape the planet's future. All of this would s...

Forests & SDGs


IISD -5 days ago

Event: De-risking Agriculture ...

The webinar "De-risking agriculture supply chains: Including forests in due diligence processes" will address the theme, "Due diligence processes to de-risk agriculture supply chains." Participants will consider the key question how due diligence processes in the agricultural sector can reduce risks...

CBD -6 days ago

Food Experts' Expectations for...

Dubbed 'the People's Summit, the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) hopes to put the world back on a path to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, through food systems overhauling. From the tempered to the extremely optimistic, experts in various food system sectors share their ...

UNECE-FAO -1 week ago

Launch webinar of the 2nd repo...

This webinar, organised by the UNECE and UNESCO as co-custodian agencies for SDG indicator 6.5.2, presented the results of the second reporting exercise under SDG indicator 6.5.2 and discussed the findings of the second report regarding Progress on Transboundary Water Cooperation: Global Status of S...

UNECE-FAO -1 week ago

Webinaire de lancement du 2e r...

Ce webinaire, organisé par la CEE-ONU et l'UNESCO en tant que organismes co-responsables de l'indicateur 6.5.2 des ODD, a présenté les résultats du deuxième exercice d'établissement de rapports au titre de l'indicateur 6.5.2 des ODD et examiné les conclusions du deuxième rapport sur les Prog...

reThinkWood


timberbiz -6 days ago

Sodra CLT expands into Denmark...

Södra’s sustainable timber construction business is expanding all the way to Denmark. The company already operates there but it is now developing its CLT footprint across the country. Source: Timberbiz The business will be part of the Södra Building Systems business segment, with Kenny Holm as n...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Red Stag partnership with Mini...

Design funding is available for qualifying yet-to-be-built wooden buildings as part of a partnership between the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries and Red Stag. Funding of several hundred thousand dollars is potentially available for a select number of projects that quality for the sc...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Two Aussie sites shortlisted f...

The research, conservation and visitor centre dedicated to nesting sea turtles on Mon Repos Beach in Queensland and Daramu House in Barangaroo, Sydney, have been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival 2021 Best Use of Certified Timber award. Source: Timberbiz This year’s eight shortlisted...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Timberlink Tarpeena advances t...

Timberlink has advanced to the next stage in the evolution of its Tarpeena manufacturing facility with an ongoing commitment to high quality products and so it is expanding the capability with the installation of a new state-of-the-art treatment plant. Source: Timberbiz The plant will utilise the la...

Wildfires


CBD -4 days ago

Driven away by forest fires, w...

One month after the forest fires that ravaged the southern Turkish province of Antalya, wild horses who fled their habitat are back to Eynif Plain. Herds of free-roaming horses in Ibradi district, one of the locations hit by the forest fires that continued from July to August, dazzle visitors to the...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Bark charcoal reflectance may ...

Currently, our ability to link wildland fire behaviour to fire effects is through the lens of fire severity assessments, because there are no ground-based post-fire metrics that are able to quantitively capture aspects of heat transfer to plants. This presents a particular challenge when considering...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

After surge, Amazon deforestat...

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon declined for the second straight month according to data released today by the Brazilian government. Brazil’s national space research institute INPE detected 918 square kilometers of forest clearing during August 2021, down 32% from a year ago. That follow...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Long-range drone Avy Aera test...

The go-ahead was given for the test phases 2 and 3 to detect wildfires with the long-range drone Avy Aera. The Veluwe Forest Fire Committee (VBC) and Avy are jointly investigating the use of drones for the early detection of wildfires. Using artificial intelligence to find such fires is new in The N...

Wetlands


USFS -4 days ago

Estimating global ecosystem is...

The concept of isohydry/anisohydry describes the degree to which plants regulate their water status, operating from isohydric with strict regulation to anisohydric with less regulation. Though some species level measures of isohydry/anisohydry exist at a few locations, ecosystem‐scale information ...

The Guardian -1 week ago

Grasslands have key role to pl...

They are essential for trapping carbon, and world leaders must commit to protecting them, write a group of conservationistsNews that the perilous plight of endangered grasslands is not fully recognised in a EU draft anti-deforestation law (Leaked EU anti-deforestation law omits fragile grasslands an...

The Guardian -2 weeks ago

Leaked EU anti-deforestation l...

Campaigners say draft regulation contains many loopholes, including exclusion of Cerrado and PantanalThe fragile Cerrado grasslands and the Pantanal wetlands, both under threat from soy and beef exploitation, have been excluded from a European Union draft anti-deforestation law, campaigners have sai...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Addressing regional relationsh...

White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) populations have recovered to about 30 million animals in the United States, but land cover has changed during the interval of recovery. To address the relationship between deer densities and current land cover at regional scales, I applied random forests a...

Forest & Food Security


UNECE-FAO -2 days ago

Forests for Food: From Food De...

Learn about “food forests” – a way of combining agriculture and forestry in an urban environment to create edible landscapes in this video from UNECE and FAO. By mimicking how plants grow naturally on multiple layers within a forest, food forests consist of a canopy with tall fruit and nut tre...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Latin American and Caribbean f...

The Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission highlighted the strategic role of regional forests in improving livelihoods, countering climate change and halting biodiversity loss....

FAO -2 weeks ago

The forests of Latin America a...

The Latin America and Caribbean Forestry Commission highlighted the strategic role of the region’s forests for improving life, combatting climate change and halting biodiversity loss....

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Planet and Google collaborate ...

To enable greater impact from the NICFI Satellite Data Program, Planet has teamed up with Google to make high-resolution, tropical forest Basemaps available within the Earth Engine platform. This brings the power of Google’s cloud to the entire NICFI community to run analysis at regional and globa...

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


Springer -just now

Collembola communities and soi...

Abstract The challenges of a changing climate have directed greater attention to afforestation, but the effects of afforestation on soil fertility and soil biota have not been fully clarified. To explore changes in the soil conditions in two 20-year-old forest plantations establi...

USFS -2 days ago

Forest status across Micronesi...

The Micronesia Challenge (MC) is an agreement initiated in 2006 by the region’s political jurisdictions to conserve both marine and terrestrial natural resources. To assess the success of the terrestrial goals of the challenge, the Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT) coordinated the compilation of...

USFS -2 days ago

Forest status across Micronesi...

The Micronesia Challenge (MC) is an agreement initiated in 2006 by the region’s political jurisdictions to conserve both marine and terrestrial natural resources. To assess the success of the terrestrial goals of the challenge, the Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT) coordinated the compilation of...

USFS -2 days ago

Forest status across Micronesi...

The Micronesia Challenge (MC) is an agreement initiated in 2006 by the region’s political jurisdictions to conserve both marine and terrestrial natural resources. To assess the success of the terrestrial goals of the challenge, the Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT) coordinated the compilation of...

Bio-economy


CBD -2 weeks ago

Food systems and the bioeconom...

The COVID-19 pandemic has sharpened our focus on food-whether it be due to concerns relating to supply chain integrity, the viability of rural communities, or a rediscovery of home-cooking during lock-down....

IUFRO -4 weeks ago

Webinar Series "Unlocking the ...

From 2021-12-17 to 2021-12-17, , online, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: T44...

IUFRO -4 weeks ago

Webinar Series "Unlocking the ...

From 2021-11-18 to 2021-11-18, , online, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: T44...

IUFRO -4 weeks ago

Webinar Series "Unlocking the ...

From 2021-10-20 to 2021-10-20, , online, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: T44 Forest management often does not give full attention towards the management of non-timber forest products because timber production is the main ecosystem service provided. In this presentation the future potential of NWFPs for dive...

Forest Biodiversity


Mongabay -8 hours ago

In Colombia, legal mining prov...

BOGOTÁ — In Colombia’s Chocó department, renowned by environmentalists for its abundant biodiversity, Afro-Colombian communities collect gold from rivers as part of an ancestral way of life. “When we talk about productive family units here, mining is just one of those activities,” said Hey...

Mongabay -yesterday

Bezos, Bloomberg among donors ...

A group of philanthropic organizations has come together to pledge $5 billion for the creation and expansion of protected areas across the planet, one of the largest private investments ever made for environmental conservation. Over the next decade, the nine organizations will fund the “Protecting...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Redmond Sawmill’s $5m invest...

A timber company in the WA’s south is concerned their recent $5 million sawmill upgrade will place the business in major financial difficulty, following the State Government’s hardwood logging ban. Source: ABC News Redmond Sawmill, north of Albany, has been processing hardwood timber of jarr...

UNECE-FAO -2 days ago

Forests for Food: From Food De...

Learn about “food forests” – a way of combining agriculture and forestry in an urban environment to create edible landscapes in this video from UNECE and FAO. By mimicking how plants grow naturally on multiple layers within a forest, food forests consist of a canopy with tall fruit and nut tre...

Forest Certification


timberbiz -4 days ago

FSC celebrates its internation...

As the Forest Stewardship Council and its supporters celebrate its international name day, FSC Friday on 24 September, FSC reconfirms its support for international climate change initiatives and highlights the important contribution responsible forestry makes to these efforts. Source: Timberbiz Fore...

timberbiz -6 days ago

AS4707 standard for chain of c...

Responsible Wood has published the latest version of the AS4707 standards for chain of custody. Reviewed by Responsible Wood every five years, the standard was approved for publication following review by the AS 4707 standards reference committee and working group chaired by Peter Zed. Source: Timbe...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Two Aussie sites shortlisted f...

The research, conservation and visitor centre dedicated to nesting sea turtles on Mon Repos Beach in Queensland and Daramu House in Barangaroo, Sydney, have been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival 2021 Best Use of Certified Timber award. Source: Timberbiz This year’s eight shortlisted...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Wooden Lego for adults...

Room Copenhagen known mostly for their LEGO branded storage products, will be releasing a new line called LEGO Home – Wooden Collection. These are new products made from FSC Certified oak wood that you can use around the house. Source: Timberbiz There is a wooden frame, that of course can be conne...

Forests & Water


Springer -just now

Environment rather than proven...

Abstract With progressive climate change, the chemical defense in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) is likely to change, which might impact its fitness and ability to establish beyond its current northern distribution limit. We studied the phenolic defense in six beech provenan...

USFS -yesterday

Widespread woody plant use of ...

In the past several decades, field studies have shown that woody plants can access substantial volumes of water from the pores and fractures of bedrock<sup>1-3</sup>. If, like soil moisture, bedrock water storage serves as an important source of plant-available water, then conceptual par...

USFS -2 days ago

Maleic acid hydrotropic fracti...

Wheat straw was rapidly fractionated using maleic acid (MA) as an acid hydrotrope at atmospheric pressure under a range of conditions. MA hydrotropic fractionation (MAHF) was very selective in dissolving lignin and hemicelluloses resulting in a cellulose-rich water insoluble solids (WIS), which was ...

USFS -2 days ago

Probing the nanostructural mec...

While it is known that modifying the hydroxyls in wood can improve the decay resistance; what is often missing in the literature is whether these modifications alter wood nanostructure, and how these changes correlate to the improved decay resistance. Here, we used SANS to probe the effects of alkyl...

Forest Loss


Springer -just now

Effect of exclosure on dryland...

Abstract In Ethiopia, among many restoration efforts to reverse deforestation and land degradation, area exclosure is one of the most common practices to restore secondary forests with assisted natural regeneration. The present study in the Sekota district, northeastern Amhara re...

timberbiz -4 days ago

FSC celebrates its internation...

As the Forest Stewardship Council and its supporters celebrate its international name day, FSC Friday on 24 September, FSC reconfirms its support for international climate change initiatives and highlights the important contribution responsible forestry makes to these efforts. Source: Timberbiz Fore...

CBD -4 days ago

Investors call for stronger gl...

A group of investors worth more than $10.6trn in assets under management has issued a statement ahead of the Convention on Biological Diversity's COP15 next month, calling for heightened global action to end deforestation and ensure sustainable land use....

Mongabay -4 days ago

Countering Bolsonaro’s UN sp...

Hours after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro painted a rosy picture of his administration’s environmental record during a United Nations speech, Greenpeace and other environmental groups released a set of photos showing continued deforestation and fires in Earth’s largest rainforest. S...

REDD+


EFI -2 weeks ago

Detener la deforestación en l...

Para detener y revertir la deforestación en los países tropicales debe haber una mejor gobernanza del uso del suelo. Con nuestros socios en África, Asia y Latinoamérica, desarrollamos soluciones innovadoras a escala nacional para apoyar a los países a lograr sus objetivos climáticos y de soste...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Lessons learned while implemen...

While deforestation has traditionally been the focus for forest canopy disturbance detection, forest degradation must not be overlooked. Both deforestation and forest degradation influence carbon loss and greenhouse gas emissions and thus must be included in activity data reporting estimates, such a...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

Indonesia terminates agreement...

JAKARTA — Indonesia has terminated a long-standing agreement with Norway, in which the latter agreed to pay US$1 billion if the forest-rich tropical country is able to slow its emissions from deforestation. The Indonesian government cited lack of progress in the payment as one of the reasons to te...

UN-REDD Programme -2 weeks ago

10 Years Anniversary of the UN...

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Forests & Economic Development


USFS -5 days ago

Alternative futures for global...

Scenario analysis has emerged as a key tool to analyze complex and uncertain future socio-ecological developments. However, currently existing global scenarios (narratives of how the world may develop) have neglected biological invasions, a major threat to biodiversity and the economy. Here, we use ...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Tiwi Island forestry aims to s...

The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA)’s latest collaboration is tipped to increase the export value of the Tiwi Islands forestry industry with the development of improved tree species and management practices over the next three years. Source: Timberbiz Project ...

IUFRO -4 weeks ago

Webinar Series "Unlocking the ...

From 2021-09-30 to 2021-09-30, , online, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: T44 Pinus pinea is a Mediterranean species whose edible seeds are highly valued and demanded worldwide. The cones are harvested mainly from natural forests, and the pine nuts are considered NTFPs. Cropping of this species generates inc...

USFS -1 month ago

The FOrest Resource Outlook Mo...

The FOrest Resource Outlook Model (FOROM) is a global recursive dynamic partial equilibrium model of the forest sector that recognizes Resources Planning Act (RPA) Assessment regions as separate producing, consuming, and trading market regions within a complete global market. FOROM is calibrated to ...

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...

-12 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


Springer -just now

Plant–soil feedbacks in mang...

Abstract Key message Plant–soil feedbacks in mangrove ecosystems are important for ecosystem resilience and can be investigated by establishing links between empirical and modelling studies. ...

Springer -just now

Effect of exclosure on dryland...

Abstract In Ethiopia, among many restoration efforts to reverse deforestation and land degradation, area exclosure is one of the most common practices to restore secondary forests with assisted natural regeneration. The present study in the Sekota district, northeastern Amhara re...

USFS -yesterday

The economic reality of the fo...

Recent extreme wildfire seasons in the United States (US) have rekindled policy debates about the underlying drivers and potential role forest management can play in reducing fuels and future wildfire. Most US western national forests face a substantial backlog of treatments and manifold management ...

USFS -yesterday

Planning for future fire: Scen...

Recent fire seasons brought a new fire reality to the western US, and motivated federal agencies to explore scenarios for augmenting current fuel management and forest restoration in areas where fires might threaten critical resources and developed areas. To support this effort, we modeled the sched...

Sustainable Forest Management


USFS -yesterday

The economic reality of the fo...

Recent extreme wildfire seasons in the United States (US) have rekindled policy debates about the underlying drivers and potential role forest management can play in reducing fuels and future wildfire. Most US western national forests face a substantial backlog of treatments and manifold management ...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Redmond Sawmill’s $5m invest...

A timber company in the WA’s south is concerned their recent $5 million sawmill upgrade will place the business in major financial difficulty, following the State Government’s hardwood logging ban. Source: ABC News Redmond Sawmill, north of Albany, has been processing hardwood timber of jarr...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Opinion: Vic Eddy – NEFA wan...

After my 55 years in native forest management, news that Timber NSW has been “blocked” from court action against the Regional Forests Agreement is of some concern. In my career I had 17 years’ experience in the far north east of NSW when the environmental movement was just gaining momentum. Mo...

timberbiz -4 days ago

FSC celebrates its internation...

As the Forest Stewardship Council and its supporters celebrate its international name day, FSC Friday on 24 September, FSC reconfirms its support for international climate change initiatives and highlights the important contribution responsible forestry makes to these efforts. Source: Timberbiz Fore...

Payments for Environmental Services


Springer -just now

Collembola communities and soi...

Abstract The challenges of a changing climate have directed greater attention to afforestation, but the effects of afforestation on soil fertility and soil biota have not been fully clarified. To explore changes in the soil conditions in two 20-year-old forest plantations establi...

USFS -yesterday

Drivers of fire severity shift...

<p>Fire severity patterns are driven by interactions between fire, vegetation, and terrain, and they generate legacy effects that influence future fire severity. A century of fire exclusion and fuel buildup has eroded legacy effects, and contemporary fire severity patterns may diverge from his...

USFS -yesterday

Genetic regulation of vessel m...

<p>During secondary growth, forest trees can modify the anatomy of the wood produced by the vascular cambium in response to environmental conditions. Notably, the trees of the model angiosperm genus,&nbsp;Populus, reduce the risk of cavitation and hydraulic failure under water stress by pr...

USFS -2 days ago

Testing continues on 2 termiti...

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture���s (USDA���s) Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory, Durability and Wood Protection research work unit (FS RWU 4723) installs and/or observes plots of soil treated with candidate termiticide products. These products may or may not be ava...

Palm Oil & Plantations


Mongabay -3 days ago

Remnant forests struggle to su...

JAKARTA — Most forest trees that persist in areas dominated by oil palm plantations die before they can mature, a new study shows, emphasizing the urgency of conserving or restoring forested areas to ensure the promotion of biodiversity and other ecosystem services. The study, published in journal...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

Oil palms alone can be damagin...

JAKARTA — Intercropping, the practice of growing two or more crops in close proximity, could be one of the keys to mitigating the impact of oil palm plantations on forests and biodiversity, new research suggests. The common views shared by oil palm farmers and companies is that the crop needs to b...

Mongabay -3 weeks ago

Borneo’s bearded pigs and tr...

It’s easier to spot the bristly, gray-brown hide of a Bornean bearded pig (Sus barbatus) ambling through orderly rows of oil palm trees, than amid a dense tropical forest. But modern-day pig hunting in plantations brings its own challenges. The animals are more skittish. They are sensitive to the ...

Mongabay -1 month ago

Calls mount for Indonesian ban...

JAKARTA — Officials and activists in Indonesia are calling for the renewal of a ban on issuing new licenses for oil palm plantations, with the moratorium set to expire in September. President Joko Widodo issued the moratorium in 2018, in response to widespread concerns about environmental violatio...

Forests & Sustainable Development


timberbiz -1 month ago

New Forests announces new appo...

New Forests, the global forestry investment manager, has announced two key appointments in sustainability and communications and the formation of the company’s new Impact & Advocacy business unit. Source: Timberbiz Jo Saleeba joins as Head of Sustainability, bringing her extensive experience i...

timberbiz -1 month ago

New Forests new business unit ...

New Forests, the global forestry investment manager, has announced two key appointments in sustainability and communications and the formation of the company’s new Impact & Advocacy business unit. Source: Timberbiz Jo Saleeba joins as Head of Sustainability, bringing her extensive experience i...

IISD -2 months ago

Event: XV World Forestry Congr...

The XV World Forestry Congress aims to provide an opportunity for the global forestry community to consider the state and future of world forestry, particularly in the context of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, while striving to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It will be held on ...

CBD -2 months 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 Reporting


USFS -2 days ago

Forest status across Micronesi...

The Micronesia Challenge (MC) is an agreement initiated in 2006 by the region’s political jurisdictions to conserve both marine and terrestrial natural resources. To assess the success of the terrestrial goals of the challenge, the Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT) coordinated the compilation of...

USFS -2 days ago

Forest status across Micronesi...

The Micronesia Challenge (MC) is an agreement initiated in 2006 by the region’s political jurisdictions to conserve both marine and terrestrial natural resources. To assess the success of the terrestrial goals of the challenge, the Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT) coordinated the compilation of...

USFS -2 days ago

Forest status across Micronesi...

The Micronesia Challenge (MC) is an agreement initiated in 2006 by the region’s political jurisdictions to conserve both marine and terrestrial natural resources. To assess the success of the terrestrial goals of the challenge, the Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT) coordinated the compilation of...

iForest -4 days ago

Research Articles: A multisour...

Wulf M, Kaiser K, Mrotzek A, Geiges-Erzgräber L, Schulz L, Stockmann I, Schneider T, Kappler C, Bens OA MULTISOURCE APPROACH HELPS TO DETECT A FOREST AS A REFERENCE SITE IN AN INTENSIVELY USED RURAL LANDSCAPE (UCKERMARK, NE GERMANY)Abstract: The sharp decline in seminatural areas worldwide is undis...

Forest Governance


USFS -1 week ago

Scientists' warning on extreme...

2020 is the year of wildfire records. California experienced its three largest fires early in its fire season. The Pantanal, the largest wetland on the planet, burned over 20% of its surface. More than 18 million hectares of forest and bushland burned during the 2019��� 2020 fire season in Aus...

ITTO -2 weeks ago

Local livelihoods the key to f...

Yokohama, 16 September 2021: Forest landscape restoration is a multifaceted endeavour that must improve local livelihoods to succeed, according to participants at a recent webinar for Central America and Mexico co-hosted by ITTO and the Tropical Agricultural Centre for Research and Education (CATIE)...

CBD -2 weeks ago

HotSpots H2O: 'Global Indigeno...

Indigenous activists and organizations from around the world met virtually this week for the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Zoom-based World Conservation Congress, an event that gathers world leaders once every four years to discuss the global challenge of sustainability, en...

IUFRO -2 weeks ago

The power of social innovation...

The power of social innovation to increase the wellbeing of forest-dependent communities in the Carpathian and other mountain regions The IUFRO Working Party 4.05.05 Social innovation and entrepreneurship organised a special session of the6th Forum Carpaticum entitled “The power of social inno...

Forest Bioenergy


timberbiz -4 days ago

NZ mayors spruiking to restric...

New Zealand’s foresters are calling a proposed anti-forestry coalition of local bodies a prejudiced step backwards in time and destructive for their communities both environmentally and economically. Source: Timberbiz The mayors of Tararua and Wairoa have written to fellow mayors throughout New Ze...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Ikea’s Ingka Group buys 5500...

Ingka Group, one of 12 different groups of companies that own Swedish furniture and homewares giant Ikea, has bought a 5500ha sheep and beef station in the Catlins for forestry development. Source: Otago Daily News Following recent approval by the Overseas Investment Office, an area of 330ha at Wisp...

Mongabay -3 weeks ago

Brazil’s biofuel program spu...

Since it launched in December 2019, the RenovaBio program from Brazil’s energy ministry has been betting on increased use of biofuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to establishing decarbonization targets for fossil fuel distributors, the program offers incentives for biofuel prod...

Mongabay -3 weeks ago

From a nuisance to a benefit, ...

KISUMU, Kenya — First light finds Edikite Ochieng’ Otieno waist-deep in weeds on the banks of Lake Victoria in western Kenya. A nearly unbroken mat of water hyacinth covers the surface of Africa’s largest lake here, blocking fishing communities’ access to the shore. Water hyacint...

Forest Tenure


ITTO -2 weeks ago

Local livelihoods the key to f...

Yokohama, 16 September 2021: Forest landscape restoration is a multifaceted endeavour that must improve local livelihoods to succeed, according to participants at a recent webinar for Central America and Mexico co-hosted by ITTO and the Tropical Agricultural Centre for Research and Education (CATIE)...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Science Week goes to the heart...

The Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers is celebrating the role that forest science plays in ensuring a healthy and resilient future for Australian society and the environment for National Science Week 2021. Source: Timberbiz IFA/AFG CEO Jacquie Martin highlighted the b...

WRI -1 month ago

3 Benefits of Women’s Collec...

3 Benefits of Women’s Collective Land Rights kaitlyn.thayer… Wed, 08/18/2021 - 10:02 There are 2.5 billion people worldwide who rely directly on collective land tenure systems for their livelihoods, social relations and cultural identities. Collective land tenure systems are commun...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Sustainable forestry will gene...

In the long term, a sustainable forest management strategy aimed at maintaining or increasing forest carbon stocks, while producing an annual yield of timber, fibre, or energy from the forest, will generate the largest sustained mitigation benefit (IPCC, 2007). Source: Timberbiz “Sustainable fores...

Entomology


Springer -just now

Native trees provide more bene...

Abstract Urban forests are conformed by a variable representation of native and exotic species. Because these species differ in the morpho-functional traits that possess, they may have a differential participation in the provision of ecosystem services in cities. Here, we compare...

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Plant–soil feedbacks in mang...

Abstract Key message Plant–soil feedbacks in mangrove ecosystems are important for ecosystem resilience and can be investigated by establishing links between empirical and modelling studies. ...

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Effect of exclosure on dryland...

Abstract In Ethiopia, among many restoration efforts to reverse deforestation and land degradation, area exclosure is one of the most common practices to restore secondary forests with assisted natural regeneration. The present study in the Sekota district, northeastern Amhara re...

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Genetic diversity and differen...

Abstract The aim of this study is to determine the genetic variability and differentiation among populations of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) at the eastern margin of the species distribution range. We applied new set of 95 geographically informative nuclear SNP (single nucleot...

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