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Issue date: 
Oct.18, 2011

China spends 1.5 bln USD foreign funding in forestry by 2010

China has spent a total of 1.5 billion U.S. dollars of foreign loans and grants on its forestry sector by the end of last year since the country started international cooperation on forestry development in 1985, the State Forestry Administration (SFA) announced Tuesday.

The foreign funding, together with 8.7 billion yuan (about 1.37 billion U.S.dollars) of domestic funds, has helped develop a total of 5.82 million hectares of artificial afforestation and increased standing timber volume by 550 million cubic meters in China, said the SFA.

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18 October 2011

100,000 community foresters to help green India

Agartala : India will engage 100,000 educated youths to execute an ambitious Green India Mission (GIM) which seeks to increase the country's forest cover to 33 percent from 20 percent within 10 years, says a top forest official.

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Korea to plant millions of trees in China

CHANGWON ― Over the next five years, Korea will channel 3 billion won ($2.6 million) to plant millions of trees along the border areas of China and Mongolia to prevent the expansion of yellow dust storms here.

Toward that end, the Korea Forest Service (KFS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Tuesday with the two neighboring states on the sidelines of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) conference in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province.

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October 19, 2011

Could a Forest be Worth More than a Gold Mine?

Yerevan, Armenia–As Armenia was celebrating twenty years of independence in September, local and international experts came together to discuss youth, maturity, and transitions at the TEDx Yerevan event on September 24, 2011.

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Oct 6, 2011

Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper Celebrates the International Year of Forests by Supporting an NGO-Led Reforestation Project

Vienna, Austria, Oct 5, 2011 – To mark the UN designated International Year of Forests 2011, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper has launched a new initiative to support re-forestation around the world in conjunction with the NGO OroVerde. Mondi, an international paper and packaging company, will donate 1 percent of the net proceeds of Green Range certified copy paper sold on November 15th to the OroVerde project “Guatemala – Tree for Tree.” For every euro donated to the project one tree can be planted.

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October 17, 2011

Japan approves 4 forestry CDM projects


Host country: Nicaragua

Project Name: South CDM reforestation project in Nicaragua

Activities Summary: reforestation of native species to the former pasture has declined by over-harvesting (area: 813ha)

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September 27, 2011

Compensatory afforestation has not worked, says a new study

A new study supported by the Green Party of Germany finds that compensatory afforestation has not taken off in many cases and forest conservation rules have helped industry more than environment.

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30th August, 2011

Now, earn money for growing trees

PUNE: Soon, planting trees could become a money-making proposition. A proposal on 'tree credits,' a concept to make conditions favourable for people to willingly grow and protect trees by getting appropriate periodic financial returns, has been floated by the directorate of social forestry.

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September 1, 2011

Leaders Announce Global Effort to Restore 150 Million Hectares of Deforested Land

New Global Restoration Council to be led by former Swedish Prime Minister Persson

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Aug 23, 2011

Govt plans tree credits, village forests to improve green cover

NAGPUR: The Maharashtra government will soon introduce the concepts of 'tree credit' and 'village forests' to improve green cover in the state. Both initiatives will be implemented by the social forestry department (SFD).


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by Dr. Radut