Deforestation

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New study highlights precarious state of the world’s primary forests

An estimated 95 percent of the primary forests that existed prior to the advent of agriculture have been lost in non-protected areas, according to new research published online Thursday in the Society for Conservation Biology journal Conservation Letters. ... [Published Raw Story - 9 mins ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Fires eating into federal forest budgets

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration detailed yesterday the toll that the escalating cost offighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays forthe worst blazes.In a new report, the Agriculture Department ... [Published Columbus Dispatch - 1 hour ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 3 reports

New forestry company launches with international backing (Fuseworks)

In a major initiative to help New Zealand investors in 14,000 small plantation forests to meet the challenge of marketing a looming "wall of wood" against stiff competition, a new forestry company with major international backing has been launched in ... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - 7 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

Forest management certification on the rise worldwide

One of the major developments over the past 20 years in the forest and timber sectors had been the rise in forest certification, he added.“From being only an idea of a few enthusiasts in the early 1990s, today over 200 million hectares are certified worldwide, ... [Published New Sarawak Tribune - 7 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Scientists identify deforested idle land as source of Indonesia 'haze' fires

A month after Singapore was shrouded in a thick haze produced by Indonesian fires in June 2013, scientist David Gaveau went to the source of the smoke in Riau province to survey the charred aftermath.News reports attributed the haze to slash-and-burn ... [Published Eco-Business - 9 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

Jumbo concerns at meet

Making elephant corridors more secure and strengthening the communication network between neighbours were the foci of discussions at the interstate co-ordination meeting of chief wildlife wardens at the forest guesthouse in Mango on Wednesday. Jharkhand’s ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - 12 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Special plantation drives launched

Excelsior CorrespondentJAMMU, Aug 20: “Van Mahotsav”, a special plantation drive to plant one lakh saplings in Rajouri and Poonch districts, was launched by Rashtriya Rifle Sector, under Romeo Force at Mendhar, today.The Van Mohotsav is celebrated to ... [Published Daily Excelsior.com - 14 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

Kenya: In Saving a Forest, Kenyans Find a Better Quality of Life

Kasigau — When Mercy Ngaruiya first settled in Kasigau in south eastern Kenya a decade ago, she found a depleted forest that was the result of years of tree felling and bush clearing."This region was literally burning. There were no trees on my farm when ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 20 2014]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

Norway Gives Rainforest Conservation a Hand

Since 2008 Norway has been the single largest foreign donor to tropical forest conservation, putting more than 10 billion Norwegian Krone, or $1.6 billion, toward programs in several countries under its International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). ... [Published Epoch Times - 16 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 2 reports

Germany-supported project helps Vietnam manage forests

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) on August 19 jointly organise a conference to review a project to promote Vietnam’s sustainable management of natural forest and marketing of ... [Published VietnamPlus - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

When Forests Aren't Really Forests: The High Cost of Chile's Tree Plantaions

At first glance, the statistics tell a hopeful story: Chile’s forests are expanding. According to Global Forest Watch, overall forest cover changes show approximately 300,000 hectares were gained between 2000 and 2013 in Chile's central and southern regions. ... [Published Environmental News Network - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

WWF calls participation for strengthening orangutan conservation in Borneo

Posted on 19 August 2014Orang Utan19 August 2014, Kuching and Jakarta: As a supporter to the International Orangutan Day, 19 August, WWF-Malaysia and WWF-Indonesia are advocating this year’s celebration as a call to timber companies and relevant stakeholders ... [Published WWF Malaysia - Aug 19 2014]

Quotes

"Any irresponsible acts that may result in the outbreak of veld fires anywhere in Namibia will and must be regarded as a criminal offence and those responsible will and must be prosecuted and legally punished" Mutorwa was quoted as having said
...part of the reason why many ecologists emphasize that selective logging is, at least on average, relatively benign," Burivalova told Mongabay.com. "However, as we have shown in this study, depending on how heavily the forest is logged, the impacts of logging are anything from benign to catastrophic. This is something that became apparent only as enough individual studies on logging have accumulated."
...says United Forestry Group is already operating in the lower North Island and upper South Island and will quickly offer a truly national service. "We will look at any forest anywhere in the country right now and assess what it can achieve for the owner. "We are receiving a very positive response from the industry and we aim to help harvest and market the lion’s share of the coming ‘wall of wood’ from New Zealand’s small forests by making them better able to compete in the world.""
"The high harvesting and transport costs faced by the owners of single small forests, and their weak negotiating position with buyers, means the potential value of these forests may not be achieved and the final return to their owners and to New Zealand may be disappointing."

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