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Forest Tenure Reform in China

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Resources magazine: To boost domestic forest production and correct rural?urban income disparity, China is putting forest management rights into the hands of its citizens.
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The GEF Celebrates Earth Day 2014

Metla Finland - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:31
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ESF Gateway Center among Top 10 for Sustainable Architecture

Global Forest Information Service - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:04
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the Gateway Center at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as one of the nation's top 10 sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment.
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ESF Gateway Center among Top 10 for Sustainable Architecture

Metla Finland - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:04
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the Gateway Center at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as one of the nation's top 10 sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment.
Categories: Europe

Interactive Online Tool Teaches Users About Climate Change

Global Forest Information Service - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:00
As we celebrate Earth Day and think about ways to protect our environment, we cannot ignore the dramatic effects that climate change is having on our planet. To help the U.S. Forest Service respond to a changing climate, the Climate Change Resource Center, an online portal to credible, relevant and timely information focused on forest [...]
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Interactive Online Tool Teaches Users About Climate Change

Metla Finland - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:00
As we celebrate Earth Day and think about ways to protect our environment, we cannot ignore the dramatic effects that climate change is having on our planet. To help the U.S. Forest Service respond to a changing climate, the Climate Change Resource Center, an online portal to credible, relevant and timely information focused on forest [...]
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California hunting land-based offsets

Metla Finland - Tue, 2014-04-22 21:14
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Experience Earth Day with USDA

Global Forest Information Service - Tue, 2014-04-22 20:00
Earth Day is a reminder that some of our best moments can be spent in the great outdoors. Getting outside is one of the best ways to feel re-invigorated, whether on a short hike to the Crags Trail on Pike National Forest or on a longer exploration of the 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail, which winds through [...]
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Experience Earth Day with USDA

Metla Finland - Tue, 2014-04-22 20:00
Earth Day is a reminder that some of our best moments can be spent in the great outdoors. Getting outside is one of the best ways to feel re-invigorated, whether on a short hike to the Crags Trail on Pike National Forest or on a longer exploration of the 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail, which winds through [...]
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Happy Earth Day!

Global Forest Information Service - Tue, 2014-04-22 19:30
Did you know that Earth Day is the world’s largest civic observance? Every year, it’s celebrated by more than a billion people in 192 countries. On Earth Day, I like to take some time to simply appreciate the natural beauty and wonder of the Earth. While there’s no substitute for the real thing, these three […]
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Happy Earth Day!

Metla Finland - Tue, 2014-04-22 19:30
Did you know that Earth Day is the world’s largest civic observance? Every year, it’s celebrated by more than a billion people in 192 countries. On Earth Day, I like to take some time to simply appreciate the natural beauty and wonder of the Earth. While there’s no substitute for the real thing, these three […]
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CITES, UNEP and UNEP-WCMC Unveil Improvements to Trade Database

Global Forest Information Service - Tue, 2014-04-22 19:11
Using open-source technology, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) have overhauled the CITES Trade Database. The Database contains approximately 14 million records on international trade in CITES-listed species.
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Carbon Fund Approves REDD+ Proposals from DRC, Ghana, Mexico and Nepal

Global Forest Information Service - Tue, 2014-04-22 19:11
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ghana, Mexico and Nepal will each receive $50-$70 million to demonstrate how Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) can work on the ground. Participants from 11 public and private funds adopted resolutions to support these countries' Emission Reduction Program Idea Notes (ER-PINs) at the Ninth Meeting of the Carbon Fund (CF9) of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF).
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CITES, UNEP and UNEP-WCMC Unveil Improvements to Trade Database

Metla Finland - Tue, 2014-04-22 19:11
Using open-source technology, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) have overhauled the CITES Trade Database. The Database contains approximately 14 million records on international trade in CITES-listed species.
Categories: Europe

Carbon Fund Approves REDD+ Proposals from DRC, Ghana, Mexico and Nepal

Metla Finland - Tue, 2014-04-22 19:11
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ghana, Mexico and Nepal will each receive $50-$70 million to demonstrate how Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) can work on the ground. Participants from 11 public and private funds adopted resolutions to support these countries' Emission Reduction Program Idea Notes (ER-PINs) at the Ninth Meeting of the Carbon Fund (CF9) of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF).
Categories: Europe

Viet Nam Becomes 69th Party to ITTA

Global Forest Information Service - Tue, 2014-04-22 19:06
The Government of Viet Nam has announced its accession to the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 (ITTA, 2006), becoming the 69th Party to join the Agreement, which is focused on ensuring the sustainable management of tropical timber.
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