CEPF Publishes Annual Report; Showcases Investment in Biodiversity Conservation

Metla Finland - Mon, 2015-07-06 18:12
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has published its 2014 report showcasing projects funded around the globe and providing an overview of CEPF investments in biodiversity hotspots. CEPF provides grants to non-governmental and private sector organizations, and focuses on conservation of biodiversity hotspots in developing and transitional countries.
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Key Statistics 2014

Metla Finland - Mon, 2015-07-06 15:37
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Sumforest Workshop on Sustainable Forest Management

Metla Finland - Mon, 2015-07-06 14:31
On the 27th of May 2015 a workshop on Sustainable Forest Management was held in Minsk, Belarus. The objective was to share and discuss views on the potential to increase cooperation and setting joint priorities for research needs in the field of sustainable forest management (SFM) in EU, Russia and the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. […]
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REDD in the news: 29 June – 5 July 2015

Metla Finland - Mon, 2015-07-06 14:16
REDD-Monitor’s weekly round up of the news on REDD, forests and climate. The links are organised by date (click on the title for the full article). REDD-Monitor’s news links on are updated regularly. For past REDD in the news posts, click here.   29 June 2015 Fight against deforestation … read more
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New Research: Rubber Expansion Threatens Biodiversity and Livelihoods

Metla Finland - Mon, 2015-07-06 13:48
author:  Sander Van de Moortel

KUNMING, 7 July 2015 –

pdf:  Antje Ahrends Paper Press Release.pdf

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SNS funds 4 new Networks, this time together with NKJ

Metla Finland - Mon, 2015-07-06 11:56
For the period of 2015 – 2017, SNS collaborates together with the Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research (NKJ) by financing four Nordic research networks. The aim of this  is to promote international and cross-sectorial networking between researchers and … Continue reading →
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Paper Call: Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services into Community Forestry in Nepal"

Metla Finland - Mon, 2015-07-06 11:20

Call for papers National Workshop on Biodiversity & Community Forestry

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Event: 22nd Annual ISTF Conference: Tropical Forests for Sustainable Development

Metla Finland - Mon, 2015-07-06 10:52
The 22nd Annual Conference of the International Society of Tropical Foresters will focus on the theme, 'Shaping our Post-2015 Future with Knowledge from the Field'. The conference aims to provide an opportunity for field researchers and practitioners to discuss with policymakers the role tropical forests will play in the post-2015 development agenda and in enhancing our ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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National Trust to invest £30m in renewable energy sources

Metla Finland - Mon, 2015-07-06 07:01

Europe’s largest conservation organisation to use solar, biomass and hydro power to supply half its energy needs for its estates, historic houses and palaces

The National Trust is to invest £30m in solar panels, woodchip boilers and innovative technology that can extract heat from a lake, in a bid to supply half of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.

The significant investment in renewable power by Europe’s largest conservation organisation is an eightfold increase on the £3.5m the trust has already invested in five pilot green projects.

Related: Snowdonia hydro-turbine marks major National Trust green energy project

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Climate change compounding threats to Australia's ecosystems, studies find

Metla Finland - Mon, 2015-07-06 06:36

Changes in climate ‘the most pervasive threat’ to forests, wetlands and deserts, adding to harm caused by urban development, agriculture and invasive species

Climate change is compounding existing threats to Australia’s forests, wetlands and deserts, with several key landscapes now at risk of total collapse, a landmark series of new studies have found.

An assessment of 13 ecosystems across Australia, ranging from the wet tropics of far north Queensland to rare shrubland in Western Australia, found what researchers call a “worrying” climate change impact that adds to existing harm caused by urban development, agriculture and invasive species.

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Resilient Federal Forests Act highlights proper forest management

Metla Finland - Mon, 2015-07-06 05:26

With extreme weather patterns already devastating various regions of the country, it’s shaping up to be a long and costly summer.
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Wild food means good food: CIFOR study

Metla Finland - Mon, 2015-07-06 04:16

In Tanzania, women supplement their families’ diets by collecting foods that grow wild near their homes. They gather edible species while weeding, they collect wild vegetables they pass on their way to and from their farms, and they’ll take certain routes to collect firewood knowing they’ll pass by spots where sought-after species grow. In this... Read more

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WTO report applauds the EU's positive role in maintaining an open and transparent global trading system

Trade Europe - Mon, 2015-07-06 00:00
WTO report applauds the EU's positive role in maintaining an open and transparent global trading system
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Congratulations to Catalyst Paper, Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Coast Forest Products Association

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-07-03 21:41
Coast Forest Products Association would like to extend a warm congratulations to Coast Forest member, Catalyst Paper on being named to Corporate Knights‘ Best 50 Canadian Corporate Citizens list for the ninth consecutive year . Catalyst was also one of the five member companies in the Coast Forest Conservation Initiative (CFCI) who helped bring about the historic Great Bear Rainforest land use agreement, which took 15 years of cooperative effort between …
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En Chile se revisarán avances del acuerdo internacional del proceso de Montreal

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-07-03 18:11

Expertos de 12 países se reunirán en Valdivia, bajo la organización de Conaf, para intercambiar información sobre el estado de conservación y el manejo sustentable de los bosques templados y boreales.

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