forestry management News

  • Carbon credits for forestry management

    A recent study has investigated two carbon credit payment schemes which the authors say could provide incentives for forest managers to increase forest land and lengthen rotation time between harvests. There are a number of reasons for ensuring the upkeep of forests, including promoting biodiversity and providing social and cultural benefits, such as recreational opportunities. The ...

  • The future of forestry in england

    Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs   (National) The consultation on the future management of the Public Forest Estate has been halted and all forestry clauses in the Public Bodies Bill will be removed, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman confirmed today. Mrs Spelman also announced that an independent panel of experts will examine ...

  • Responsible Forestry and CSR – The Business Case

    The significance of responsible timber sourcing practices to promote sustainable forest management and combat climate change will be the focus of the keynote speech by Ben Gunneberg, PEFC International Secretary General at the forthcoming World Engineers Summit (WES) in Singapore next week. Sustainable forest management is key to maintaining the forest carbon stock ...


    By PEFC International

  • Transformations required in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and water management to halt biodiversity loss

    Although international efforts to halt biodiversity loss are producing results in some areas, they have not yet been able to improve the current state of biodiversity worldwide. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and water management are the main causes of biodiversity loss, but they also could play a key role in the solution. In an underlying study for the fourth Global Biodiversity Outlook, which ...

  • Trimble introduces Blue Ox integrated transportation management system for forestry

    Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the Blue Ox™ system, an integrated transportation management solution for forestry applications. Blue Ox integrates several mobile technologies with real-time data across the forestry supply chain. The system analyzes and processes the data to help timber companies, loggers and trucking firms increase the percentage of loaded miles, take advantage of more ...


    By Trimble

  • Third Valta for forestry use to Gunde Svan

    Sweden’s most successful cross-country skier, four-time Olympic champion, and seven-time world champion Gunde Svan and his son Ferry visited today on Wednesday 16th November the Valtra tractor factory in Suolahti to look at the production of his own tractor. The brand-new metallic white Valtra N154 EcoPower Direct (155 hp) is the third in the series of Gunden’s Valtra, which is ...

  • Forest leaders agree on principles for sustainable forestry

    International efforts to combat climate change received a boost recently with consensus amongst a diverse group of global forest leaders on a new set of principles dealing with sustainable forestry. A two-day meeting in Washington, organized by The Forests Dialogue (TFD) in conjunction with the World Bank, covered a wide range of issues. These included how to deal with the drivers of ...


    By The World Bank

  • Report details growth in sustainable forestry initiative

    A progress report issued today by the independent non-profit Sustainable Forestry Initiative(R) (SFI) shows tremendous growth in the forest certification program, reflecting a rapidly expanding desire by companies, markets and consumers for responsible forest management and products. The SFI program is one of the largest and most widely accepted forest certification programs in the world, and is ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Perceptions of forestry students change through years of study

    A study of undergraduates in a five-year Brazilian forestry program finds that what students perceive as important change as they progress through program. These differences suggest ways to improve forestry curriculum and create more attractive forestry programs to reverse the global decline in forestry student enrolment. Javier Arevelo and others from the University of Eastern Finland, as well ...

  • WWF and kimberly-clark corporation announce new global commitment to responsible forestry

    Today, Kimberly-Clark and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the expansion of Kimberly-Clark's membership in the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), a WWF initiative to eliminate illegal logging and conserve the world's most valuable and threatened forests. Kimberly-Clark will now include its worldwide operations in the initiative, building on its existing GFTN membership in select ...

  • Bio Farma Awarded Gold PROPER by the Indonesian Ministry Of Environment & Forestry

    JAKARTA, Dec 4, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Bio Farma has been awarded a Gold PROPER for environmental excellence and successful community development in the infrastructure and services manufacturing sector. The Gold PROPER is the highest award in the field of environmental management from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Equatorial Guinea Participates in Global Environment Facility Project for Sustainable Forestry

    Equatorial Guinea is now part of a Global Environment Facility (GEF) project titled 'A Regional Focus on Sustainable Timber Management in the Congo Basin', an initiative backed by international development organizations, national NGOs, and government officials. One of three pilot countries, Equatorial Guinea will begin a ...

  • ClimateCHECK and Saskatchewan Research Council establish cooperative agreement on carbon forestry services

    ClimateCHECK is pleased to announce that it has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) to provide advisory and verification services for technologies related to greenhouse gas (GHG) projects to mitigate climate change. “SRC’s technical expertise with carbon storage in forests and other climate change-related initiatives complements ClimateCHECK’s ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • SFI® Reaches out to 10,000 Stakeholders to Revise its Forestry Standard

     Today, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) launched the process of revising its current standard to develop the SFI 2015-2019 Standard, reaching out to more than 10,000 stakeholders for input. Currently 240 million acres (100 million hectares) are third-party certified to ...


    By Vintage Tech Recyclers Inc.

  • Forestry protection slowed by rift between developed and developing countries

    At the United Nations climate conference in Doha last week, countries were attempting to design a global system to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from deforestation, an activity that accounts for nearly 20 percent of global emissions. Nevertheless, disagreement between wealthy investor countries and poorer forested countries threatens to block a deal among the 194 nations. At the heart of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • John Deere Improves Fuel Economy on Forestry Swing Machines

    John Deere is committed to providing customers with improvements that make both the machine and operator more efficient, and one way is by improving fuel economy on Forestry Swing Machine with an updated pump/management system and fuel economy kit for existing models. When operating in high-power mode, these upgraded machines showed a marked improvement in fuel economy without loss in ...


    By John Deere

  • Maximising the yield of agricultural crop residues and biomass from forestry

    There is a huge potential for yield increase of agricultural crop residues and biomass from forestry in the European Union, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. In a study for the European Commission, Ecofys has investigated the realistic and technical-sustainable potential for these regions. The research team developed and assessed best practice strategies for residue yield increase with regard to their ...


    By Ecofys

  • FAO’s State of the World’s Forests Calls for Positive Interactions Between Agriculture and Forestry

    It is not necessary to cut down forests to produce more food. Promoting more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry can stop deforestation, build sustainable agricultural systems and improve food security. This is the key message of 'The State of the World's Forests' (SOFO), the flagship publication of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), presented at the opening ...

  • John Deere Construction & Forestry announces engine conversion kit

    To help support the use of John Deere equipment around the world, the Construction & Forestry Division is bringing to market a retrofit kit that will enable John Deere Interim Tier 4 (IT4) machines to be sold in countries where ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel is not available. ULSD is diesel fuel with 15 parts per million or lower sulfur content. "We anticipate many of our customers will ...


    By John Deere

  • Tetra Tech Awarded $40 Million USAID Indonesia Forestry and Climate Support Program

    PASADENA, Calif. - Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has been awarded a program to manage the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Indonesia Forestry and Climate Support (IFACS) project. The USAID IFACS program seeks to reduce the threats of deforestation and climate change by helping to conserve Indonesia’s tropical forests, wildlife, and ecosystem ...


    By Tetra Tech

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