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Forests and Climate Change


timberbiz -10 hours ago

State of plant biosecurity in ...

The National Plant Biosecurity Status Report for 2019 was released by Plant Health Australia (PHA), bringing together contributions from more than 100 government, industry and research organisations. Source: Timberbiz PHA publishes the report annually to provide a comprehensive overview of the state...

Global Forest Coalition -yesterday

Latin America report: gender a...

World leaders have gathered virtually for this year’s edition of the UN’s High-Level Political Forum. Top on the agenda is assessing how progress is being made globally to achieve gender equality, tackle climate change and protect forests, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We̵...

Global Forest Coalition -yesterday

Nuevo informe: AnĂĄlisis de gĂ...

Este año los líderes mundiales se han reunido virtualmente para el Foro Político de Alto Nivel de la ONU. Uno de los puntos principales en la agenda es el de evaluar el progreso que se ha hecho a nivel mundial para logrgar la igualdad de género, abordar el cambio climåtico y proteger los bosque...

USFS -yesterday

Drivers of global Scolytinae i...

Biological invasions are affected by characteristics of invading species, strength of pathway connectivity among world regions and habitat characteristics of invaded regions. These factors may interact in complex ways to drive geographical variation in numbers of invasions among world regions. Under...

Climate Change Adaptation


iForest -5 days ago

Research Articles: Growth, mor...

Bebre I, Annighöfer P, Ammer C, Seidel DGROWTH, MORPHOLOGY, AND BIOMASS ALLOCATION OF RECENTLY PLANTED SEEDLINGS OF SEVEN EUROPEAN TREE SPECIES ALONG A LIGHT GRADIENTAbstract: Light is one of the most critical factors controlling tree survival and growth. Limited light availability induces phenotyp...

USFS -6 days ago

Climate‐change refugia: biod...

<p>Climate‐change adaptation focuses on conducting and translating research to minimize the dire impacts of anthropogenic climate change, including threats to biodiversity and human welfare. One adaptation strategy is to focus conservation on climate‐change refugia (that is, areas relative...

USFS -6 days ago

Intraspecific trait variation ...

<p>Global change is widely altering environmental conditions which makes accurately predicting species range limits across natural landscapes critical for conservation and management decisions. If climate pressures along elevation gradients influence the distribution of phenotypic and genetic ...

USFS -6 days ago

Continental-scale tree-ring-ba...

A central challenge in global change research is the projection of the future behavior of a system based upon past observations. Tree-ring data have been used increasingly over the last decade to project tree growth and forest ecosystem vulnerability under future climate conditions. But how can the ...

Ecological and Habitat Restoration


timberbiz -5 days ago

TerraMatch the Tinder for tree...

Tree planting was at the top of the international agenda in early 2020 when the World Economic Forum announced the Trillion Trees initiative, an effort to protect and plant enough trees to fight climate change and transform rural economies. Source: Timberbiz Many other companies and funders are als...

IUFRO -6 days ago

“Harnessing Synergies betwee...

“Harnessing Synergies between Agriculture and Forest Restoration’ Communities work together to restore forests – an example from NepalBy Lila Nath Sharma, PhD Blog from IUFRO Member Organization ForestAction Nepal Jalthal forest is a 6,000 ha forested land in the densely populated ...

INBAR -7 days ago

Webinar | Soil and Water Conse...

The way we learn and share experiences is changing. INBAR’s themed online webinar series brings bamboo and rattan experts from all over the world together to educate, inspire and discuss, without the need for travel. This event, held online on 30 June, was the third organised under the theme of ...

timberbiz -7 days ago

HVP’s revegetation plan for ...

Almost 70 hectares of land is being revegetated near one of the Green Triangle’s most popular tourist attractions to support the movement and protection of native wildlife. As part of a decade long restoration plan, forest owners HVP Plantations in consultation with the Nature Glenelg Trust are re...

IPCC


timberbiz -2 days ago

Tassie Greens out on a limb lo...

The Tasmanian Greens have again got it wrong, calling for the locking up of native forest that is sustainably managed for multiple benefits, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz The Mercury in Hobart reported that the Federal Government’s State and Territory G...

EFI -2 months ago

ThinkForest: Science insights ...

Our May ThinkForest webinar focused on: - What are the main objectives of the Green Deal and how do these relate to the forest-based sector? - How is the forest-based sector in general viewed in the Green Deal? - What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Green Deal proposal from ecological, econo...

Springer -2 months ago

Estimating New Zealand’s har...

Abstract Background Reducing net greenhouse gas emissions through conserving existing forest carbon stocks and encouraging additional uptake of carbon in existing and new forests have become important climate change mitigation tools. T...

USFS -2 months ago

The effects of global changes ...

A comprehensive numerical modeling framework was developed to estimate the effects of collective global changes upon ozone pollution in the US in 2050. The framework consists of the global climate and chemistry models, PCM (Parallel Climate Model) and MOZART-2 (Model for Ozone and Related Chemical T...

Forests & SDGs


Global Forest Coalition -2 hours ago

New gender equality report on ...

July 8, 2020 — A report released today sheds light on gender equality in Latin America through community-based assessments in five countries, suggesting that a significant gap remains between progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals and women’s rights on the ground. This situati...

Global Forest Coalition -yesterday

Latin America report: gender a...

World leaders have gathered virtually for this year’s edition of the UN’s High-Level Political Forum. Top on the agenda is assessing how progress is being made globally to achieve gender equality, tackle climate change and protect forests, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We̵...

Global Forest Coalition -yesterday

Respect for women’s rights a...

by Juana Vera Delgado, Global Forest Coalition In general, all these United Nations instruments [related to gender equality] have contradictions, because they are important in symbolic terms, but they do not reach down into real society … There is a gap between the SDGs and real life.* Assessi...

UNECE-FAO -7 days ago

UNECE Annual Report 2019...

Description: UNECE helps countries to address some of the key sustainable development challenges facing the region. Our tools can support accelerated progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals in critical areas: ⚙ #Sustainable use of #NaturalResources ⚙ Sustainable & #smartcitie...

reThinkWood


timberbiz -7 days ago

Keith is poised to stand among...

Recent approval by the City of Vancouver for the construction of wood for commercial and residential projects of up to 12-storeys is great news for the architecture, engineering and construction community. Source: Panels & Furniture. Source: Timberbiz Following the Tallwood House at Brock Common...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Vistek to provide free webinar...

Vistek Structural Engineers are providing pro-bono webinars on mass timber aimed at design and construction professionals who are keen to learn more about this new form of construction. Source: Timberbiz The Melbourne-based firm has been a pioneer in the mass timber space in Australia, completing mi...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Opinion: Rudolf van Rensburg â...

New Zealand currently exports around NZD3.5 billion of unprocessed roundwood a year. New innovative wood products combined with environmentally friendly construction can create value-adding alternatives which would more than double the current value of roundwood exports. The export of commodities in...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Buy Aussie Timber First to sup...

Timberlink has backed the Australian Forest Products Association’s campaign to help sustain and support the Aussie timber industry through the CoViD-19 economic downturn. Timberlink CEO Ian Tyson said that in “normal economic times” Australia produced around 80% of the softwood timber that is ...

Wildfires


ForestForum.ru -3 hours ago

Forest fires in Russia - July...

The main sources of current information on forest fires in Russia are satellite monitoring data from the ISDM-Rosleskhoz system and official reports of the Aerial Forest Protection Service (Avialesookhrana) based on information from regional authorities. Below are the main numbers from these two sou...

ForestForum.ru -yesterday

Forest fires in Russia - July...

The main sources of current information on forest fires in Russia are satellite monitoring data from the ISDM-Rosleskhoz system and official reports of the Aerial Forest Protection Service (Avialesookhrana) based on information from regional authorities. Below are the main numbers from these two sou...

Mongabay -2 days ago

COVID-19 may worsen burning an...

JAKARTA — Milder weather is expected to bring about a less severe forest fire season across Indonesia this year compared to 2019. But cutbacks to fire-prevention measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and deregulation could still see large amounts of haze generated, threatening an already p...

ForestForum.ru -2 days ago

Forest fires in Russia - July...

The main sources of current information on forest fires in Russia are satellite monitoring data from the ISDM-Rosleskhoz system and official reports of the Aerial Forest Protection Service (Avialesookhrana) based on information from regional authorities. Below are the main numbers from these two sou...

Wetlands


EFETAC -yesterday

Hardwood-cypress Swamps, Unlik...

In parts of the southeastern U.S., one unlikely forest type has great potential for extreme fire behavior: hardwood-cypress swamps. These shallow wetlands can work with their more frequently burned neighbors, pine flatwoods, to wreak havoc by easily igniting and sustaining tremendous wildfires...

EFETAC -yesterday

Hardwood-Cypress Swamps, Unlik...

In parts of the southeastern U.S., one unlikely forest type has great potential for extreme fire behavior: hardwood-cypress swamps. These shallow wetlands can work with their more frequently burned neighbors, pine flatwoods, to wreak havoc by easily igniting and sustaining tremendous wildfires...

timberbiz -5 days ago

OneFortyOne NZ is in recovery ...

COVID-19 has caused upheaval in many ways for many people. The forestry industry has been no exception. However, the industry is recovering and is well positioned to support regional and national economic resilience in the months and years ahead. Source: Timberbiz OneFortyOne New Zealand (based in N...

timberbiz -7 days ago

HVP’s revegetation plan for ...

Almost 70 hectares of land is being revegetated near one of the Green Triangle’s most popular tourist attractions to support the movement and protection of native wildlife. As part of a decade long restoration plan, forest owners HVP Plantations in consultation with the Nature Glenelg Trust are re...

Forest & Food Security


CIFOR -1 week ago

Well-managed peatlands vital p...

Experts detail peatland conservation and restoration efforts ...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

GLF talks dig deep on food sec...

Shaping soil organic carbon sequestration projects for small-scale farmers...

WRI -2 weeks ago

5 Benefits to Local Action on ...

5 Benefits to Local Action on Climate Resilience Comments|Add Comment|PrintInvolving local actors in climate resilience strategies prioritizes the community's well-being and leads to more effective adaptation. Photo by Zhida Li/Unsplash From locust swarms in Africa threatening food security, to ra...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Five Things You Don’t Know A...

Some may say that mangrove ecosystems are already ‘forgotten’ but CIFOR Principal Scientist Daniel Murdiyarso sheds light on their timeless beauty and essence, and major contributions in supporting sustainable livelihoods, food security, and improved environmental health....

Forests & Invasive Pests, Plants, & Diseases


Elsevier -2 days ago

Factors limiting the success o...

Publication date: 15 October 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 474Author(s): Hayley A. Bibaud, Mark J. Ducey, Michael J. Simmons, Hannah C. McCarthy, Riley N. Bibaud, Thomas D. Lee...

Mongabay -2 days ago

In Sri Lanka, the hunt is on f...

COLOMBO — Located in the suburbs of Sri Lanka’s biggest city, Colombo, the picturesque Thalangama Lake is plagued by at least two invasive predatory fish species that are contributing to the decline of the native aquatic life. “I have heard villagers living close to the lake claiming that they...

USFS -1 week ago

Comparison of decay rates betw...

Invasive plants have the potential to affect decomposition both directly, by introducing novel substrates that may differ from native species in key structural or chemical properties, and indirectly through changes to soil properties and microbial communities. The relative importance of these two me...

USFS -1 week ago

Effects of Chinese privet on b...

Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense Lour.), is known to negatively affect biodiversity near the ground in invaded forests by forming thick layers of non-native vegetation in the midstory. Whether these effects extend above the shrub layer into the canopy remains unclear. We sought to test this questio...

Bio-economy


EFI -2 weeks ago

The European Green Deal: What ...

The European Green deals sets out to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use. It also aims to protect, conserve...

EEPN -2 weeks ago

Forests under pressure: why bi...

The era of fossil fuels is coming to an end, leaving humanity having to increasingly draw on renewable resources. In a bio-based future, forests are expected to supply a significant share of raw materials despite being already exhausted by global demand for timber, for fuel and for paper. If wood ...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Metsa and Fortum lead R&D prog...

Fortum and MetsÀ Group joined forces with Business Finland to create a world-class R&D program with pulp fibre from renewable and sustainable sources as its node. The 4-year joint R&D program, called ExpandFibre, aims to develop ground-breaking technologies and smart business concepts that ...

Elsevier -4 weeks ago

Research trends: Bioeconomy po...

Publication date: September 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 118Author(s): Michael Böcher, Annette Elisabeth Töller, Daniela Perbandt, Katrin Beer, Thomas Vogelpohl...

Forest Biodiversity


Springer -yesterday

Retention of tree-related micr...

Abstract Habitat trees, which provide roosting, foraging and nesting for multiple taxa, are retained in managed forests to support biodiversity conservation. To what extent their spatial distribution influences provisioning of habitats has rarely been addressed. In this study, we i...

USFS -2 days ago

Taxonomic, phylogenetic, and f...

Urban biotic homogenization is expected to be especially important in residential yards, where similar human preferences and management practices across environmentally heterogeneous regions might lead to the selection of similar plant species, closely related species, and/or species with similar se...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Tassie Greens out on a limb lo...

The Tasmanian Greens have again got it wrong, calling for the locking up of native forest that is sustainably managed for multiple benefits, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz The Mercury in Hobart reported that the Federal Government’s State and Territory G...

Mongabay -2 days ago

That coconut oil you love? Spe...

For conscious consumers, palm oil tends to be the pariah of tropically grown crops. This is due to the well-publicized fact that oil palm plantations are highly destructive to biodiversity, displacing critically endangered species like orangutans. But palm oil isn’t the only consumable oil that ca...

Forest Certification


timberbiz -10 hours ago

FSC extends transition period ...

The coronavirus pandemic has been an obstacle for certification bodies that cannot conduct audits as usual. It also makes it difficult for certificate holders to adjust their operational systems to conform with the requirements of new normative documents. Source: Timberbiz To support a smooth transi...

timberbiz -10 hours ago

NZ rolls out paper bags in Pla...

New World and Prolife Foods of New Zealand have announced the nationwide rollout of recycled paper bags at Alison’s Pantry departments on the eve of Plastic Free July. The recycled paper bags are made of 70% recycled content, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, kerbside recyclable, and fe...

timberbiz -2 days ago

PEFC survey – your views on ...

PEFC is committed to supporting and improving service delivery for members, certificate holders and stakeholders. Accordingly, they are conducting a short survey to get a deeper understanding of what is relevant and important when it comes to forest certification. Source: Timberbiz The survey ...

timberbiz -2 days ago

FSC International flow-on fina...

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, FSC International has expressed concern regarding the financial risks posed by continuing extended shutdowns across the 90 plus countries using FSC for certification. Source: Timberbiz The financial risks to FSC stem from: The global nature of the pandemic; T...

Forests & Water


Mongabay -1 hour ago

The sponge with the secret rec...

Throughout the waters surrounding Indonesia, a porous tubular creature sits fixed onto coral reefs, its plain appearance hiding a potentially lifesaving secret. Researchers recently found that this sponge produces a substance that could fight cancer and other lethal diseases, and they’ve proposed ...

Springer -2 days ago

Modeling sediment diagenesis p...

Abstract Background Despite the widely recognized importance of aquatic processes for bridging gaps in the global carbon cycle, there is still a lack of understanding of the role of riverbed processes for carbon flows and stocks in aqu...

Mongabay -2 days ago

Gray areas and weak policies m...

PALAWAN, Philippines — On a sunny June morning in Taytay Bay, Jorophy Mahusay stands on a floating cage as he throws fish meal into the azure waters below, where his leopard coral trout congregate. “I feed them twice a week,” he says as he glances at the bright red-orange fish, known locally a...

WRI -2 days ago

Nature-Based Flood Mitigation ...

Nature-Based Flood Mitigation Can Help Mississippi River Farmers Comments|Add Comment|PrintFlooding in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Photo by Isaac Pacheco/U.S. Coast Guard The 2019 flooding of the Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas Rivers in the United States impacted 19 states and caused $20 ...

Forest Loss


Mongabay -2 days ago

World’s biggest trade deal i...

It’s the one-year anniversary of the finalization of a gigantic trade agreement between the EU and Mercusor, a bloc of Latin American nations, but Brazil’s soaring deforestation rate puts ratification at risk....

Mongabay -5 days ago

Discovery of fish never record...

The state of Pará’s Calha Norte region, one of the Amazon’s least studied areas, is the planet’s largest mosaic of protected forests. It is a rich reserve of biodiversity facing threats from illegal land occupation and deforestation. Species could disappear even before they are discovered....

Mongabay -5 days ago

COVID-19 lockdown precipitates...

On May 15, authorities in the northeastern province of Si Sa Ket in Thailand arrested two Cambodians and six Thai workers for illegally removing a large Siamese rosewood tree from an area designated as a wildlife sanctuary. The eight men had taken the tree clean out of the ground and tried to persua...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Bunnings’ reckless timber ju...

Bunnings decision to stop selling timber logged by VicForests has been widely condemned by industry bodies, with VicForests claiming up to 170 jobs in regional Victoria are now at risk. Bunnings on Wednesday announced it would stop selling timber logged by VicForests after a court found the state go...

REDD+


Springer -6 days ago

Allometric models for estimati...

Abstract Background Modelling aboveground biomass (AGB) in forest and woodland ecosystems is critical for accurate estimation of carbon stocks. However, scarcity of allometric models for predicting AGB remains an issue that has not bee...

UN-REDD Programme -1 week ago

Forests and SDGs...

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UN-REDD Programme -1 week ago

Forests and Nature Based Solut...

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UN-REDD Programme -1 week ago

Addressing forest crime throug...

Focus on Lower Mekong...

Forests & Economic Development


timberbiz -4 weeks ago

VicForest responds to Mountain...

The Mountain Ash forest ecosystem in the Central Highlands of Victoria is listed on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Ecosystems and is categorised as critically endangered. This listing is based on an ecological assessment conducted in 2014. Source: Timbe...

USFS -2 months ago

Chapter 8: Public lands, touri...

Public lands and protected areas play an integral role in regional economic development—a connection often overlooked in the United States. This chapter makes the case for devoting greater attention to the role of public lands as a generator of regional tourist activity, and points to the opportun...

Springer -2 months ago

Projecting global and regional...

Abstract There is rising global interest in growing more trees in order to meet growing population, climate change, and wood energy needs. Using recently published data on planted forests by country, we estimated relationships between per capita income and planted forest area that ...

CBD -2 months ago

Economic development racking u...

Many parts of the world may not have enough suitable land for green efforts to make up for the environmental damage caused by planned development like clearing forests for new roads or more plantations, researchers warned on Wednesday....

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...

-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


timberbiz -5 days ago

TerraMatch the Tinder for tree...

Tree planting was at the top of the international agenda in early 2020 when the World Economic Forum announced the Trillion Trees initiative, an effort to protect and plant enough trees to fight climate change and transform rural economies. Source: Timberbiz Many other companies and funders are als...

IUFRO -6 days ago

“Harnessing Synergies betwee...

“Harnessing Synergies between Agriculture and Forest Restoration’ Communities work together to restore forests – an example from NepalBy Lila Nath Sharma, PhD Blog from IUFRO Member Organization ForestAction Nepal Jalthal forest is a 6,000 ha forested land in the densely populated ...

INBAR -7 days ago

Webinar | Soil and Water Conse...

The way we learn and share experiences is changing. INBAR’s themed online webinar series brings bamboo and rattan experts from all over the world together to educate, inspire and discuss, without the need for travel. This event, held online on 30 June, was the third organised under the theme of ...

timberbiz -7 days ago

HVP’s revegetation plan for ...

Almost 70 hectares of land is being revegetated near one of the Green Triangle’s most popular tourist attractions to support the movement and protection of native wildlife. As part of a decade long restoration plan, forest owners HVP Plantations in consultation with the Nature Glenelg Trust are re...

Sustainable Forest Management


timberbiz -10 hours ago

FSC extends transition period ...

The coronavirus pandemic has been an obstacle for certification bodies that cannot conduct audits as usual. It also makes it difficult for certificate holders to adjust their operational systems to conform with the requirements of new normative documents. Source: Timberbiz To support a smooth transi...

Springer -2 days ago

Comparative performances of ne...

Abstract Over the past 50 years, crown asymmetry of forest trees has been evaluated through several indices constructed from the perspective of projected crown shape or displacement but often on an ad hoc basis to address specific objectives related to tree growth and competition,...

ITTO -2 days ago

Build back better—webinar ex...

A four-day webinar in June to discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the forest sector heard that a focus on SFM, incentives and governance would boost the recovery of forestry and forest industries and help in seizing new opportunities. ITTO co-organized a technical session during th...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Tassie Greens out on a limb lo...

The Tasmanian Greens have again got it wrong, calling for the locking up of native forest that is sustainably managed for multiple benefits, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz The Mercury in Hobart reported that the Federal Government’s State and Territory G...

Payments for Environmental Services


ForestForum.ru -3 hours ago

Forest fires in Russia - July...

The main sources of current information on forest fires in Russia are satellite monitoring data from the ISDM-Rosleskhoz system and official reports of the Aerial Forest Protection Service (Avialesookhrana) based on information from regional authorities. Below are the main numbers from these two sou...

timberbiz -10 hours ago

FSC extends transition period ...

The coronavirus pandemic has been an obstacle for certification bodies that cannot conduct audits as usual. It also makes it difficult for certificate holders to adjust their operational systems to conform with the requirements of new normative documents. Source: Timberbiz To support a smooth transi...

timberbiz -10 hours ago

OneFortyOne opens doors to for...

OneFortyOne New Zealand offers an annual $4000 grant for the course of each student’s four-year degree program, as well as work experience during semester breaks throughout the year and during the university summer holiday. Scholarships help with the costs of studying towards a forestry degree and...

timberbiz -10 hours ago

Softwood Working Group adds vo...

The Softwoods Working Group is joining a growing chorus of voices telling the Bushfire Royal Commission that fuel loads in public and private forests last summer were at an “unacceptable” level and had been allowed to build up, “making fire prevention almost impossible.” Source: Tumut and Ad...

Palm Oil & Plantations


Mongabay -2 days ago

That coconut oil you love? Spe...

For conscious consumers, palm oil tends to be the pariah of tropically grown crops. This is due to the well-publicized fact that oil palm plantations are highly destructive to biodiversity, displacing critically endangered species like orangutans. But palm oil isn’t the only consumable oil that ca...

Mongabay -1 week ago

How we calculated Korindo’s ...

This article was co-published with The Gecko Project.  This post details the analysis we carried out to estimate the revenues generated by the Korindo Group from harvesting timber as it cleared rainforest in the Indonesian province of Papua for oil palm plantations. The analysis is cited in an arti...

ScienceDaily -2 weeks ago

Tropical forest loss is increa...

A new study finds that tropical forest loss is increased by large-scale land acquisitions and that certain kind investment projects -- including tree plantations and plantations for producing palm oil and wood fiber -- are ''consistently associated with increased forest loss.''...

ScienceDaily -2 weeks ago

Protecting natural forest in o...

A study has found that patches of protected forest on oil palm plantations play an important role in helping to conserve endangered species including hornbill birds and dipterocarp trees....

Forests & Sustainable Development


Global Forest Coalition -yesterday

Latin America report: gender a...

World leaders have gathered virtually for this year’s edition of the UN’s High-Level Political Forum. Top on the agenda is assessing how progress is being made globally to achieve gender equality, tackle climate change and protect forests, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We̵...

IISD -2 weeks ago

Forests, Progress on SDGs Cont...

Policy briefs from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs explain how pre-pandemic progress on the SDGs may be reducing the impacts of COVID-19, and how forests can make a unique contribution to recovery. DESA plans to release the 2020 edition of the annual Sustainable Development Goals Pr...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

COVID-19 international forestr...

Heads of forestry and government representatives from around the world are among participants examining how forests can play a vital role in economic and social recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic as a four-day webinar series was held from 22-25 June. Source: Timberbiz Organized by FAO in close...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Indonesia decides on SVLK cond...

A briefing from the Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister, Siti Nurbaya, confirmed that following a series of meetings with relevant ministries, lobbying from international trade bodies and other relevant stakeholders, SVLK conditions will continue as a mandatory requirement for exporting for...

Forest Reporting


timberbiz -2 days ago

Tassie Greens out on a limb lo...

The Tasmanian Greens have again got it wrong, calling for the locking up of native forest that is sustainably managed for multiple benefits, according to the Australian Forest Products Association. Source: Timberbiz The Mercury in Hobart reported that the Federal Government’s State and Territory G...

Springer -3 days ago

Predicting stand age in manage...

Abstract Background The aim of this study was to construct a nationwide stand age model by using National Forest Inventory (NFI) data and nationwide airborne laser scanning (ALS) data. In plantation forestry, age is usually known. Whil...

Springer -4 days ago

Separating the impact of work ...

Abstract In mechanized logging operations, interactions between the forest machines and their operators, forest resources and environmental conditions are multifold and not easily detected. However, increased computational resources and sensing capabilities of the forest machines t...

Springer -5 days ago

Mapping aboveground biomass an...

Abstract Background The increasing availability of remotely sensed data has recently challenged the traditional way of performing forest inventories, and induced an interest in model-based inference. Like traditional design-based infer...

Forest Governance


timberbiz -10 hours ago

Canada invests in forestry sec...

Natural Resources Canada is investing in the forestry sector’s COVID-19 economic recovery by launching calls for proposals for programs that will support the sector. This call comes as Canada’s forestry sector has been one of the hardest hit by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Timberbiz Th...

ITTO -2 days ago

Build back better—webinar ex...

A four-day webinar in June to discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the forest sector heard that a focus on SFM, incentives and governance would boost the recovery of forestry and forest industries and help in seizing new opportunities. ITTO co-organized a technical session during th...

UN-REDD Programme -1 week ago

Addressing forest crime throug...

Focus on Lower Mekong...

World Bank -2 weeks ago

PROFOR Closing Report: Knowled...

PROFOR remained relevant, technically strong and innovative over its 18 years at the World Bank. From 2002 to 2020, it received $52 million from its donors and implemented over 270 activities across its four themes of livelihoods, governance, finance and cross-sectoral collaboration. These activiti...

Forest Bioenergy


USFS -2 weeks ago

Short rotation woody crop prod...

While international efforts in the development of short rotation woody crops (SRWCs) have historically focused on the production of biomass for bioenergy, biofuels, and bioproducts, research and deployment over the past decade has expanded to include broader objectives of achieving multiple ecosyste...

Global Forest Coalition -2 weeks ago

Environmental groups denounce ...

Amsterdam, 23rd June 2020 – In a strong critique of the EU’s stakeholder consultation about potential major revisions to its climate policy, Global Forest Coalition, representing more than 100 NGOs and Indigenous Peoples Organisations around the world, accuses the European Commission of a biased...

Springer -2 weeks ago

Acrocomia aculeata fruits from...

Abstract Due to increased global demand for vegetable oils, diversification of the supply chain with sustainable sources is necessary. Acrocomia aculeata has recently gained attention as a multi-purpose, sustainable crop for oil production. However, the information necessary for ef...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Long term bioenergy agreement ...

Perth-based Renewable.bio has completed pre-contract terms for a long-term supply agreement with an international biofuels’ producer. The terms of the contract outline a 10-year agreement valued at over $200 million for the supply of Australian bioenergy from Australian forestry to meet internatio...

Forest Tenure


CIFOR -yesterday

Video presentaciĂłn: Johanna H...

Video presentaciĂłn: La experiencia colombiana del observatorio de territorios Ă©tnicos y campesinos, por Johanna Herrera de la Universidad Javeriana de Colombia. Este es un video del taller de formaciĂłn “MĂĄs allĂĄ de la formalizaciĂłn del derecho colectivo: Seguridad de tenencia y elementos pa...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Opinion Peter Attiwill: Kirkpa...

Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick, supported by five co-authors, makes a spirited attack on timber harvesting (Logging has a clear link to bushfires, 8 June). That is unfortunate because it overshadows the very real issue of how we manage our fire-prone landscape. Kirkpatrick attacks a peer-reviewed paper...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Forest tenure reforms in Indon...

Signs that women may benefit from greater access to earnings and education...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Royal Commission hears forestr...

The Royal Commission into Natural Disaster Arrangements has been told of the devastating impact the Black Summer bushfires had on forest industries around Australia. In its submission to the Royal Commission the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) also highlighted the need for a whole-of-l...

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Global Forest Coalition -2 hours ago

New gender equality report on ...

July 8, 2020 — A report released today sheds light on gender equality in Latin America through community-based assessments in five countries, suggesting that a significant gap remains between progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals and women’s rights on the ground. This situati...

ForestForum.ru -3 hours ago

Forest fires in Russia - July...

The main sources of current information on forest fires in Russia are satellite monitoring data from the ISDM-Rosleskhoz system and official reports of the Aerial Forest Protection Service (Avialesookhrana) based on information from regional authorities. Below are the main numbers from these two sou...

The Guardian -6 hours ago

Country diary: a towering plan...

Sandy, Bedfordshire: Giant hogweed was once a must-have addition to any grand garden – but its blistering sap has made it a menaceUnder a canopy of riverside willows, a tall plant stem had long been the placeholder for giants to come. There was no life in it, a bleached hollow tube, broken off at ...

timberbiz -10 hours ago

FSC extends transition period ...

The coronavirus pandemic has been an obstacle for certification bodies that cannot conduct audits as usual. It also makes it difficult for certificate holders to adjust their operational systems to conform with the requirements of new normative documents. Source: Timberbiz To support a smooth transi...

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