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Global Tiger Day: Malayan Tiger faces bleak future

Metla Finland - 6 hours 32 min ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 29th July 2015—The Malayan Tiger has little to celebrate this Global Tiger Day. As of 23rd June, it was officially listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world’s most comprehensive source of information on wild animals and plants and the levels of threat they face.
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<b>Sustainable Forest Management</b> Program in Congo Basin

Metla Finland - 8 hours 35 min ago
Interessensbekundung für Beratungsfirmen AuftraggeberDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Restoring forest landscapes in the US – it’s more than just planting trees

Metla Finland - 10 hours 25 min ago

Originally posted on IUCN’s blog. Reposted by the World Resources Institute (WRI). By Aaron Reuben, IUCN, and Kathleen Buckingham, World Resources Institute. Three short stories of landscape restoration in the western United States show that restoration can mean a lot more than just planting trees. Sometimes it means cutting trees, setting fires, and unleashing destructive […]

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Video - Working Towards Successful Outcomes on Post Beetle Landscapes Within Alberta. Presentation by Brooks Horne

Metla Finland - Tue, 2015-07-28 22:39

Brooks Horne, senior forester for Forest Rehabilitation at Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD), discusses the forest recovery process that occurs after damage from mountain pine beetle (MPB). Even though forests will naturally recover from MPB over the course of twenty five years or more, this may not be fast enough to preserve critical ecosystem services. The ESRD MPB Rehabilitation program has created the overarching objective of continued production of ecosystem goods and services in pine dominated stands heavily impacted by MPB.

Currently there are four priority types of baseline information that need to be attained, including answering the question: how many dead trees are there, and where are they? Horne explains specific objectives, to accomplish the overarching objective, will be created after the baseline information is acquired.

This presentation was a part of the Mountain Pine Beetle Information Exchange Forum in April, 2015.

FRI Subject Area: Forest ManagementInsect InfestationsDisplay on Maps: Related Program: Mountain Pine Beetle Ecology Program
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Video - Impact of Mountain Pine Beetle at the Community Level. Presentation by Richard Harpe

Metla Finland - Tue, 2015-07-28 22:35

Richard Harpe, councilor for Division 8, County of Grande Prairie No. 1, sheds light on the impact of the mountain pine beetle (MPB) at the community level. This rural and agricultural community includes large and small businesses, and many families. Here, the mountain pine beetle has been both far-reaching and invasive.
MPB hit in 2006, and a control program was started shortly thereafter.

Harpe discusses the results of the program, and the socio-economic impacts of the MPB. Yearly crop loss alone is estimated to be 4 million annually, but the full impact of the MPB is yet to be determined.

This presentation was a part of the Mountain Pine Beetle Information Exchange Forum, April 2015.

FRI Subject Area: Forest ManagementInsect InfestationsDisplay on Maps: Related Program: Mountain Pine Beetle Ecology Program
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Video - Mountain Pine Beetle in British Columbia. Presentation by Art Stock

Metla Finland - Tue, 2015-07-28 22:31

Art Stock, RPF, regional entomologist for the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations provides a summary of the mountain pine beetle in B.C. He discusses the annual volume of trees killed by MPB in B.C. each year and presents the aerial overview survey program results for 2014. The suppression program is highlighted - including areas stratified into Beetle Management Units, detailed aerial surveys and ground surveys, as well as fall and burn treatments. An overview of the 2008 - 2012 strategy, policy and funding for MPB control is also given.

This presentation was a part of the fRI Mountain Pine Beetle Information Exchange Forum, April 2015.

FRI Subject Area: Forest ManagementInsect InfestationsDisplay on Maps: Related Program: Mountain Pine Beetle Ecology Program
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Embracing forest collaboration: Part 10

Metla Finland - Tue, 2015-07-28 21:59

In this interview, Marc Brinkmeyer discusses the Idaho Forest Group’s long time commitment to Forest Collaboration.
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Sustainable Timber Basis for Innovative Green Building Solutions

Metla Finland - Tue, 2015-07-28 21:21
“Sustainable, PEFC-certified timber provides architects and the construction industry with great opportunities,” highlighted Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International, at a recent conference on promoting green procurement in green buildings. “The possibilities are rather...

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First TransPennine Express, Forestry Commission Green Grants are now open for applications

Metla Finland - Tue, 2015-07-28 17:22
They are looking for Environmental projects in the north of England and south Scotland to support.  They seek individual projects of up to £2,500 each.  Local Environmental Improvement...
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SIMWOOD Forestry sector survey

Metla Finland - Tue, 2015-07-28 17:22
Andrew Kitching of the Yorwoods and Northwoods project has developed the SIMWOOD forestry sector survey. This is a survey to help identify the skills and knowledge levels of forest/woodland owners...
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PROFOR Launches Toolkit of Forest Control and Supervision

Metla Finland - Tue, 2015-07-28 17:20
Supported by the Program on Forests (PROFOR) and the Forest Law Enforcement and Governance trust fund (FLEG-TF), the 'Toolkit of Forest Control and Supervision: Practical Field Guidance' aims to provide low-cost, hands-on tools for forest management. It also contains a component focused on logging contracts with indigenous peoples' and communities.
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Eye on Earth Launches Data Innovation, Visualization, Blogging Competitions

Metla Finland - Tue, 2015-07-28 17:20
The organizers of the Eye on Earth Summit have announced three data innovation challenges for which the finalists will have the opportunity to present their ideas at the Summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The three competitions launched are the Data Innovation Showcase, Data Visualization Challenge and Blogging Competition, all of which support the Summit in its focus on using data to secure a better future for the planet.
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Study Provides Valuation of Benefits of Indonesian Forests

Metla Finland - Tue, 2015-07-28 17:19
A report undertaken by the UN Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID) concluded that an additional US$600 million annually is needed to maintain current Indonesian forest cover and enable forests to deliver critical ecosystem services, with REDD+ acting as a catalyst for the rehabilitation of forest and forest ecosystem services.
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UN-REDD Supports Development of REDD+ Forest Reference Emission Level

Metla Finland - Tue, 2015-07-28 17:19
The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) has released a new technical publication, which aims to support countries seeking to develop a REDD+ Forest Reference Emission Level and/or Forest Reference Level (FREL/FRL) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
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Texas A&amp;M Forest Service to host workshop on re-establishing landscape in Bastrop

Metla Finland - Tue, 2015-07-28 17:17

July 28, 2015—LA GRANGE, Texas—The wildfires of 2011 caused significant destruction throughout Bastrop County. Residents may now wonder what can be done to reclaim the beauty of the landscape. This question can be answered during Texas A&amp;M Forest Service’s landowner workshop. Attendees will learn how

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Entomologists release wasps in Shongaloo and Minden to prey on invasive beetle killing ash trees 

Metla Finland - Tue, 2015-07-28 17:13

The LSU Ag Center and the U.S. Forest Service plan to release hundreds of tiny, nonnative wasps in north Louisiana.
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