Forestry News

  • A day spent in nature is never a lost day

    As spring arrives in Geneva, forests are coming back to life and animals are enjoying the first warm days, we hear from Julian Rad, a runner up in our 2018 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Julian tells us about his photo ‘Sniffling’ and why forests and wild animals are his favourite photo motives. ...


    By PEFC International

  • Innovation in the spotlight at the 2019 PEFC Members Meeting

    “Moving forward together” was not only the motto of our 2018 PEFC Forest Certification Week – our Members Meeting also saw innovative projects and promising ideas for the future. Taking place last week in Geneva, the Members Meeting was the chance for the whole PEFC alliance to meet up, discuss key issues and share experiences and new ideas. “It is great to see innovation ...


    By PEFC International

  • Salmon farmer’s fruitful investment

    THE Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has invested £10 million in its freshwater operations, with the aim of increasing smolt production as it grows its business. Among freshwater projects announced today is the new facility in the Applecross estate in Wester Ross, Applecross Kishorn, due to be completed in 2020 and creating a ‘centre of excellence in freshwater production’, said ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Job opportunity at PEFC: Training and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

    We are looking for a Training and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer to join the PEFC International team in Geneva, Switzerland, on a full-time basis. The position will be responsible for our monitoring & evaluation system measuring the impacts of our activities, and ensuring that people involved in the operations of the PEFC system have the appropriate ...


    By PEFC International

  • PEFC Chairman Peter Latham appointed as Commissioner of the Forestry Commission England

    “On behalf of the whole international PEFC community, we are honoured and proud that our Chairman, Peter, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Commissioner to the Forestry Commission in England,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “His wide ranging expertise in all aspects of the international timber trade, combined with his skills in leading and achieving ...


    By PEFC International

  • India drives forestry sector forward through PEFC endorsement

    India has become the latest country to achieve the PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. “PEFC endorsement is a landmark achievement for India, as we have long felt the need for such a country specific and internationally benchmarked forest certification system,” said Vijai Sharma, Chairman of The Network for Certification and Conservation of ...


    By PEFC International

  • Truck Spade Vs. Loader Spade - Potential Land Clearning Alternatives

    The purpose of this video is to demonstrate possible alternatives to “land clearing methods”. Although you are viewing equipment in the tens and hundreds of thousands, they are extremely successful in relocating healthy, beautiful trees. However, this “alternative” is still very much dependant on private contracting companies that are willing to use newer methods of land ...


    By Dutchman Industries Inc

  • Learn to love forests, learn about Humans of the Forests!

    Forests provide so much. They are beautiful, they keep our water fresh, they clean our air, and their timber is an important renewable and sustainable resource for so many of our day-to-day products. Yet there is so much more about forests than meets the eye, and forests inspire and evoke deep emotions in many of us. It is these emotions that we want to capture with our new video series, ...


    By PEFC International

  • Resolute Forest Products won the first RISI Safety Award sponsored by Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre

    Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, were sole sponsors of a new RISI PPI Safety Leadership Awards category. We are happy to announce that the winner was Resolute Forest Products. “We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winner. Resolute has done good work in safety, and inspire us all to develop our processes ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • China’s January-February steel output up 9pc

    China's crude steel output rose by 9.2pc from a year earlier to 149.58mn t in January-February, as looser winter restrictions allowed mills to keep operations on line. Daily crude steel output averaged 2.54mn t/d in the two-month period, slightly higher than 2.46mn t/d in December but lower than 2.59mn t/d in November, data from the national statistics bureau (NBS) show. Output averaged 2.32mn ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • EU labels palm oil in diesel as unsustainable

    The European Commission today decided that palm oil is not a green fuel and should not be promoted because it causes deforestation. The use of palm oil in diesel, which is driven by the EU’s renewable energy targets, will be gradually reduced as of 2023 and should reach zero in 2030 although exemptions remain. Europe’s federation of green transport NGOs, Transport & Environment ...

  • Hershey Announces Action Plans to Protect and Restore Forests in Cocoa Growing Region

    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is taking action to protect forests and restore forest cover in the cocoa growing regions in West Africa.  The company today released action plans that are part of the company’s commitments as a founding member of the ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Commission still needs to do better on palm oil

    Revised text to phase out biofuels feedstock driving deforestation reflects stakeholders’ concerns, but maintains loophole BRUSSELS, 13 March 2019 – With its newly adopted Delegated Regulation defining biofuel feedstocks associated with conversion of high-carbon-stock land, the European Commission has taken a few steps in the right direction on the issue of palm oil. ...

  • IUCN Director General’s statement for International Women’s Day 2019

    We are all fighters in the global battle for gender equality. And as we fast approach International Women’s Day we should rightly celebrate our successes, while also highlighting the areas where the world urgently needs more progress. ...

  • Maja automatic – Cherry on top

    Poland is one of the main sour cherry producer in Europe and on the world. What do you have to do if want to be successful? Experience, knowledge and appropriate atmospheric conditions is the basis. Innovative approach to carrying out intense cherry orchards and the mechanization of the harvest is also important (cherry harvesters). Way to success Sour cherries and other stone ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Where carbon credits meet Agroforestry: a partnership between ALLCOT and reNature

    ALLCOT Group and reNature Foundation signed an agreement to generate carbon credits from Agroforestry projects located above all in Brazil, Colombia, and Indonesia. Carbon credits have always been dialoguing mainly with reforestation programs, but now it’s time to give Agroforestry a chance. Since Agriculture is the major driver of depletion of natural resources worldwide, ...


    By ALLCOT

  • Sour cherries harvester FELIX-Z again presents its capabilities

    At the end of July, we had the pleasure to host in Poland  and Weremczuk FMR’s company our Hungarian dealer- together with a quite large group of cherries producers from this country. The main purpose of their visit was the opportunity to see the harvester FELIX-Z during work in cherries orchard. Taking advantage of one of ours customer’s kindness, who deals, among other things, ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Egemar Marine Aquaculture Ras Skid Systems

    EGEMAR MARINE AQUACULTURE PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK The project scope of the Egemar Marine Aquaculture Facility is the development of a completely new fish hatchery with multi-stage RAS equipment. Egemar’s target is to produce saltwater fish production for both domestic and international markets. Currently their hatchery produces Sea Bream, Sea Bass, Meager and ...

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