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Congratulations to Catalyst Paper, Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Coast Forest Products Association

Global Forest Information Service - 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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<b>Forest Management</b> in Focus of Minister's Visit to Saxony

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-07-03 17:33
Dresden, 3 July - Agriculture, Forestry and Food Minister Dejan Židan is visiting the German state of Saxony on Friday. He met his Saxon counterpart ...
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ALTR Alternative Fund Managers is running a recovery room scam

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:33
A company called ALTR Alternative Fund Managers is cold calling people telling them it can sell the worthless carbon credits they were scammed into buying as an investment. Of course, they’ll need to pay an advance fee. And of course ALTR Alternative Fund Managers is a scam. The company’s website … read more
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Fire hits Fedrigoni paper mill in Verona

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-07-03 13:56
Fire halts woodfree uncoated and specialty paper production at Fedrigoni's paper mill in Verona....
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China Adopts New Forest Certification Regulation

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-07-03 12:45
The China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) has announced that the Chinese Government has passed and is enacting immediately its new national forest certification regulations. These important rules set out the scope, framework, and requirements for all forest certifications operating in China....

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Doing bad by meaning good: exploring the side-effects of land restoration.

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-07-03 11:19
Based on the article “Creating space for large-scale restoration in tropical agricultural landscapes” published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment vol.13 by Focali member Toby Gardner and colleagues.
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Carbon or biodiversity conservation? You can’t have the best of both worlds

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-07-03 11:03

Originally posted on CIFOR’s Forests News. By Thomas Hubert. When trying to protect carbon stocks and biodiversity, the expression “to kill two birds with one stone” seems hardly appropriate. And indeed, it seems that the REDD+ stone isn’t hitting the dual targets of storing carbon and protecting wildlife, according to recent research from Indonesia. The new […]

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We are excited to announce the launch

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-07-03 10:59
We are excited to announce the launch of our long-awaited auction of special edition prints from The New Sylva. The auction is hosted on eBay and will take place over the summer months, the prints being released in weekly batches. This presents a unique opportunity to own some beautiful tree art and to invest in the work of an internationally-renowned artist who rarely sells her work as prints.
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FRIM advises visitors to pre-book group activities

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-07-03 10:26
3 July 2015 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) today advised visitors who plan to organise any group activity involving 10 or more participants to make prior booking or application directly or via email to the FRIM One Stop Centre (frim_enquiry@frim.gov.my). This is because many people may not be aware of this requirement under […]
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Watch and vote for the first entries in the Think Forest video competition!

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-07-03 09:54
The first entries for the Think Forests video competition are online and ready for you to watch and vote. Videos...
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Watch and vote for the first entries in the Think Forest video competition!

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-07-03 09:54
The first entries for the Think Forests video competition are online and ready for you to watch and vote. Videos...
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ICRAF at Our Common Future Under Climate Change, 7-10 July, France

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-07-03 09:53

Researchers from the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) will be part of some 2000 scientists and policy makers gathered at the International Scientific Conference,

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Coast Forest Announces Its Newest Member: Klahoose Forestry Limited Partnership

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-07-03 01:51
Coast Forest is thrilled to announce Klahoose Forestry Limited Partnership is the Association’s newest member addition. A dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking business, Klahoose will undoubtedly be an important contribution to the Coast Forest community. Klahoose is an 11-staff member subsidiary of Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC) that is managed by Klahoose First Nation. Located in Squirrel Cove, BC on Cortes Island, Klahoose Forestry is responsible …
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Rep. Zinke: Glacier Rim Fire Proves <b>Forest Management</b> Reform Is Needed

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-07-02 23:39
Montana's Representative in the U.S. House says a wildfire burning near Glacier National Park shows why comprehensive forest management reform ...
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Last steps before the FOREST EUROPE Extraordinary Ministerial Conference

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-07-02 22:19
2015

In a very brief Expert Level Meeting (ELM) held in Madrid, Spain on 2 July 2015, delegates of FOREST EUROPE signatory countries and the European Union gave their formal approval to the decision to be presented at the FOREST EUROPE Extraordinary Ministerial Conference, which will receive the results of the work of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement (LBA) on Forests in Europe.

 

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Everything ready for the 7th FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference!

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-07-02 22:17
2015

Delegates of FOREST EUROPE signatory countries and the European Union gave the green light this week to the draft documents that the ministers responsible for forests in Europe will have to decide on at the forthcoming 7th FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference.

 

Agreement on the Conference documents was reached at an Expert Level Meeting (ELM) held in Madrid from 30 June to 2 July 2015, during which the draft ministerial documents were finalised and formally adopted.

 

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Guest Article #48: CITES - 40 Years of International Cooperation and National Action

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-07-02 17:34
CITES was the third global environmental agreement to be adopted in the early 1970's, signed in Washington DC, US on 3 March 1973 – and 3 March is now celebrated each year as UN World Wildlife Day. It was, however, the first such global agreement to enter into force on 1 July 1975, some six months earlier than the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the World Heritage Convention.
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June 2015 Climate Finance Update

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-07-02 17:32
During the month of June, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank, the Adaptation Fund, the World Agroforestry Centre, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the Global Environment Facility (the GEF), the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) DTU Partnership reported on climate finance projects and other related news. ADB, AfDB, GCF, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR), the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), the UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and launched publications.
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DTI, Nestlé sign chicory MoU

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-07-02 17:20
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Eastern Cape provincial government and dairy products manufacturer Nestlé South Africa on Thursday would create 800 permanent and seasonal jobs by 2019. The MoU formed part of a public–private sector collaboration between industry and government for the chicory sector – a programme aimed at encouraging local farmers to grow chicory and supply it to Nestlé for use in its coffee product Ricoffy.
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FAO Publishes Annual Yearbook of Forest Products

Global Forest Information Service - Thu, 2015-07-02 17:18
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has published its 67th edition of the 'FAO Yearbook of Forest Products,' which contains annual data on production and trade in forest products for the years 2009-2013.
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