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15 February 2011

Nigeria to earn N34.44 billion yearly in tree planting

If tree planting programme initiated by the Federal Government is taken seriously, the way it should, Nigeria stands to generate a revenue of about N34.44 billion yearly.

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February 08, 2011

State eyes carbon credits through tree campaign

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Feb. 3, 2011

Inadequate reforestation goes from bad to worse

British Columbia is blessed by nature with a vast, ecologically rich forest estate that also has been a source of sustained economic wealth for more than a century. But today there are troubling signs that the most important of natural assets is facing challenges never before seen.

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February 03, 2011

UN report lauds India for adding 300,000 hectares of forest every year

Asia is leading afforestation activity in the world with a significant contribution from India which is adding 300,000 hectares of forest every year, a senior UN official said. "I would highlight India, which still has important population growth. The forests in India are growing at 300,000

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January 02, 2011

Environment Ministry implementing mega forestry projects: Afridi

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Environment Hameedullah Jan Afridi said on Saturday that the Ministry of Environment was implementing mega forestry projects in all the provinces for preservation and expansion of forest wealth in the country.

He stated this at the concluding ceremony of the 2nd three-day international conference on “Biodiversity is Our Life”, organised by the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) and Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur.

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December 30, 2010

US$33 bln to be spent to protect forests

The central government will spend 220 billion yuan ($33 billion) over the next decade to protect China's natural forests.

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December 14, 2010

New research project investigate the best fast-growing tree species for planting in Africa

The forest industry is important for the economic development of South Africa.

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December 9, 2010

ECO2 Forests planting in Europe

BOULDER - Sustainable forestry company ECO2 Forests Inc. has plans for two joint-venture projects in Europe - one in Turkey, the other in Bulgaria.

ECO2 Forests (Pinksheets: ECOF), with offices in Boulder and Queensland, Australia, signed an agreement with ECO PLUS Limited to grow a 1,200-acre forest in Izmir, Turkey, the company said in a press statement.

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GE plants $500 million investment in Brazil

American conglomerate, General Electric (GE), has chosen Brazil as the location for its fifth key research and development centre, in a deal that will see the company invest $500 million in the nation.

The decision was made to locate the centre in Brazil as the company emphasizes its push on expanding its global operations - particularly in South America. Ferdinando Becalli-Falco, president of GE International, said Latin America's largest economy presented it with a number of financial benefits.

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3 November 2010

UGANDA: One million trees for Mt Elgon region

MBALE, 3 November 2010 (IRIN) - A three-year project to increase forest cover and help local communities in eastern Uganda adapt to climate change has been launched.

"The planting of one million trees has started to sustain an area of tropical forest in Africa the size of Wales," said John Griffiths, counsel-general of the Welsh Assembly, which is supporting the project. "These trees will not only absorb carbon but provide shade for crops."


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by Dr. Radut