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The Telegraph India | 10 years 8 months ago

Guwahati, Jan. 18: The French development agency, Agence Française de Développement, has given the go ahead to the Assam forest department to undertake a feasibility study of the Rs 450-crore Assam project on forestry and bio-diversity conservation. The project aims to restore and manage natural...

Ghana News Agency | 10 years 8 months ago

Accra, Jan. 12, GNA - Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), on Tuesday, said government would take immediate steps to address national capacity gaps relating to institutional and systemic capacities as well as human resource needs for climate change.

10 years 8 months ago

This report provides an update on the status of tropical moist forests in Central Africa. It covers the 6 countries containing this forest type, namely Gabon, Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and the Central African Republic. The report is...

AllAfrica | 10 years 8 months ago

Maputo — The Mozambican government approved on Tuesday a project to plant eucalyptus trees for industrial purposes across large swathes of the northern province of Nampula. The project, proposed by the Norwegian-owned company, Lurio Green Resources, involves total investment of 2.2 billion US...

AllAfrica | 10 years 8 months ago

Windhoek — Growing demand for products like timber and biofuels is putting pressure on shrinking rainforests. Large-scale tree planting on agricultural land can save those primary forests, agroforestry experts argue. But the new plantations are detrimental to biodiversity and indigenous people,...

AllAfrica | 10 years 8 months ago

When Mr Ponsiano Besesa sold his four-storey-hotel in Kampala to invest in forestry in February last year, people thought he was going mad. But the old man had calculated and knew very well that trees would reap him more than what a hotel would. Mr Besesa, the managing director of Besepo (U) Ltd, a...

International ForestIndustries | 10 years 8 months ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 2009) -  A new study, commissioned by the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) and conducted by Forest2Market®, quantifies the economic impact of private, working forests on the U.S. economy. The study found a significant gap between the contributions made by...

IPS News | 10 years 8 months ago

PAYSANDÚ, Uruguay, Jan 6 (IPS) - "After work, when I'm on my own, I'm bored to death. If you want amenities, you have to bring them yourself," says young forestry worker Alejandro de Leiva, who works on a tree plantation in the western Uruguayan province of Paysandú, where he lives and works for...

Mongabay | 10 years 8 months ago

2009 may prove to be an important turning point for tropical forests. Lead by Brazil, which had the lowest extent of deforestation since at least the 1980s, global forest loss likely declined to its lowest level in more than a decade. Critical to the fall in deforestation was the global financial...

Mongabay | 10 years 9 months ago

Primary forest loss The following section is a quantitative look at primary forest loss. More than seven million hectares of primary forest were lost on an annual basis between 2000 and 2005, the most recent period for which data is available from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization....

10 years 9 months ago

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Maya Lin, the world-renowned artist and designer, will tonight debut her new media piece - Unchopping a Tree - at the Support REDD+ Gala in Copenhagen at COP15, hosted by The Coalition for Rainforest Nations and the governments of Gabon, Guyana and Papua New...

Mongabay | 10 years 9 months ago

Boreal forests in some of the world's wealthiest countries are being rapidly destroyed by human activities — including mining, logging, and purposely-set fires — report researchers writing in Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

Timber Investment Blog | 10 years 10 months ago

The rainy season in Brazil is from December to July and is universally recognised by the forestry operators in situ as the optimum time for planting out the seedlings destined for the forestry plantations.  Beyond this period, the weather becomes very dry and extremely hot, with temperatures...

ForestTalk | 10 years 10 months ago

For years there has been a strong divide between those that believe mankind is causing global warming and those that don't. Now there is evidence that leading global warming scientists have been misleading the world for years, hiding - and possibility erasing - data that provides the earth has...

COP15 | 10 years 10 months ago

Presidents from eight Amazon countries meet on Thursday to lay out a save-the-jungle proposal for the UN climate conference.  

ForestTalk | 10 years 10 months ago

  Tembec Inc. today confirmed that Tembec SAS, its European subsidiary, has retained the services of investment bankers Houlihan Lokey to review strategic options for the two Kraft pulp mills held by subsidiaries of Tembec SAS. While still exploring other strategic options, Tembec SAS has...

EuroForestPortal | 10 years 10 months ago

Land areas around the world totalling more than the size of Canada have been identified as having potential to be restored to good quality, healthy forests, a new study has found.

10 years 10 months ago

Tourism is considered to be a highly climate-sensitive economic sector similar to agriculture. This has encouraged industry players to look at new ways to respond effectively to these problems.

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