Forestry Logging Articles

  • Valtra and Kesla are a perfect combination for forestry work

    Valtra and Kesla are an ideal pairing for forest tasks. Customers have used Valtra-Kesla combinations for years, of course, but now the two companies are also teaming up in product development and the sales network. For example, in Finland and some other markets Valtra and Kesla products can be purchased from the same dealer. The Unlimited Studio at the Valtra factory in Suolahti has also ...

  • Current use pesticides in seawater and their bioaccumulation in polar bear‐ringed seal food chains of the Canadian Arctic

    The distribution of current use pesticides (CUPs) in seawater, and their trophodynamics were investigated in three Canadian Arctic marine food chains. The greatest ranges of dissolved‐phase concentrations in seawater for each CUP were endosulfan sulfate (ES; dacthal (0.76–15 pg L−1) >chlorpyrifos (pentachloronitrobenzene (α‐endosulfan (0.20–2.3 pg L−1). The ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • In 2016, rain forest conservation needs to focus on these two things

    Giving logged areas a chance to recover and limiting the expansion of roads are vital to ensuring the health of these important ecosystems. When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to share their vision for the environment as it relates to business, culture, ecosystems, energy, food, health, water and the world ( ...


    By Ensia

  • New study shines a light on bird loss due to illegal logging in Ghana

    The combination of legal and illegal logging in southwest Ghana’s tropical forests is having a devastating impact on bird populations in the region, according to new research published recently in the journal Biological Conservation. Between 1995 and 2010, logging in the Upper Guinea rain forest ...


    By Ensia

  • Goldman Prize winners fight and inspire

    Every April around Earth Day, six remarkable people from each of the world’s habitable continents travel to San Francisco to receive “the Nobel of grassroots environmental activism,” the Goldman Environmental Prize. Created by San Francisco ...


    By Ensia

  • The wealth of forests

    The day I first set foot in a tropical rainforest, in Malaysia in the early 1980s, I experienced something profound. From the echoes of gibbons calling from the canopy in the early morning mist to the iridescent flash of a bird in a beam of sunlight, rainforests are a sensory delight as well as a marvel to anyone’s scientific curiosity. As I subsequently watched ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Trophodynamics of current use pesticides and ecological relationships in the Bathurst region vegetation‐caribou‐wolf food chain of the Canadian Arctic

    The bioaccumulation of current use pesticides (CUPs) and stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen were investigated in vegetation‐caribou‐wolf food chain in the Bathurst region (Nunavut, Canada). Volumetric bioconcentration factors (BCFv) in vegetation were generally greatest for dacthal (10–12) ≥ endosulfan sulfate (10–11) > ß‐endosulfan (>9.0–9.7) ≥ pentachloronitrobenzene (PCNB; ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Effects of lipid composition on partitioning of fullerene between water and lipid membranes

    Fullerene partition coefficients (Klipw) between water and solid supported lipid membranes were determined for membranes of various lipid types and composition over a range of temperatures. The log Klipw (L/kg) values for fullerene, which range from 3.1 to 5.3, depend on the lipid type in the lipid membranes. Partition coefficients increased with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 3 Signs of progress in curbing the illegal wood trade

    The global market for wood and other forest products is changing quickly. The industry has long struggled to address the problem of illegal logging, which damages diverse and valuable forests and creates economic losses of up to $10 billion a year. In some wood-producing countries, illegal logging accounts for 50-90 percent of total ...

  • Peering through the haze: What data can tell us about the fires in Indonesia

    Bacalah posting blog dalam Bahasa Indonesia di sini People in Indonesia, Singapore, and parts of Malaysia are currently suffering from debilitating levels of haze resulting from forest fires. Air quality levels in Singapore have deteriorated to the ...

  • New reports reveal the human and financial costs of large-scale land acquisitions

    The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), a coalition of groups working for the rights of rural people to access and use their local natural resources, recently released two reports on the state of large-scale land acquisitions and investments, also known as land grabs. The reports looked at the financial risk associated with international land investments ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Tuning In: Tracking wood from Honduran Forests to U.S. Guitars

    This study focuses on two supply chains for mahogany that originate in remote biodiversity-rich forests in Honduras. These supply chains were selected because they involve small forest community cooperatives that, compared with industrial operations, have a lower capacity to respond to market requirements for legal wood, including the U.S. Lacey Act. ...

  • Applying ERP to the biomass supply chain

    Green alternatives to hydrocarbon-based fuels are increasingly derived from recycled waste materials, including paper and packaging materials; residues from other industrial processes, and perhaps most importantly, biomass. Biomass comprises plant waste and plant by-products, and currently represents one of the most exciting avenues of research in the development of alternatives to fossil fuels. ...


    By MHG Systems Ltd

  • Tropical forest conservation legislation and policy: a global perspective

    This article reviews tropical rainforest legislation and policy of countries around the world. It documents the alarming erosion of rainforest resources and preserves, and evaluates the effectiveness of law and policies promulgated to arrest that erosion. The problems associated with rainforest depletion are treated in the context of the world's exploding population, as well as the economic needs ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thailand's disappearing forests: the challenge to tropical forest conservation

    Despite the ever-increasing concern about their conservation, tropical forests in Thailand are undergoing depletion and degradation, because the government pursued a policy of increasing national revenue through commercial logging and forest encroachment for the expansion of commercial agriculture until the end of 1980s. The pace of deforestation was further accelerated by the ever-growing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A clunker of a program?

    Just off the main road in Springfield, Vt., a long-depressed Connecticut River town best known for winning the competition as the true home of the cartoon character Homer Simpson, stands a temporary monument to Washington’s effort to marry economic stimulus and environmental consciousness.The Springfield Auto Mart has pitched an aging car, its windows broken out, into a giant dumpster, prompting ...


    By UCLA Special Programs

  • Legally REDD: Building readiness for REDD by supporting developing countries in the fight against illegal logging

    If reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) is to work effectively, developing countries will need support to build the capacities required for enforcing their own laws and regulations. At present, timber production that violates the developing country’s own laws both acts as a barrier to REDD and costs these countries billions of dollars per year. This paper examines ...

  • Northern California company clears steep grove.

    Uses a compact brush chipper, crane to raze area Constructing an addition to a major hospital is not so unusual, but having to clear a grove of eucalyptus trees on an extremely steep hillside before doing so was a major challenge for Rich Kingsborough and his crew at Atlas Tree Service in Santa Rosa, Calif. Atlas Tree has been providing brush and tree-clearing work in the ...


    By Vermeer

  • Book Review: Illegal Logging: Law Enforcement, Livelihoods and the Timber Trade by Luca Tacconi (Editor)

    Illegal Logging: Law Enforcement, Livelihoods and the Timber Trade, edited by Luca Tacconi. London, Earthscan, 2007. 288pp. ISBN-10: 1844073483; ISBN-13: 978-1844073481Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Forest management and biotechnology: the case of a selective-logging regime

    One of the most important instruments to support the sustainable development of forests, and reinforce the multiple services that they provide is the selective-logging regime. This paper aims to quantify the potential benefits of biotechnology under this type of regime. With this purpose, an empirical analysis is conducted to determine the optimal selective-logging management for a stand of Pinus ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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