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2011-06-29 22:18:00

US Delegation Promotes High Standards for Global Forest Products Marketplace KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a broad delegation representing US interests, members of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) are meeting this week in Malaysia to negotiate standards that are applied to 350 million acres of certified forestland and 20,000 certified companies, including nearly 140 million acres and 4,800 companies in North America. Motions being addressed...

2011-06-29 06:00:00

WASHINGTON and DALLAS, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 countries. The participation scope now...

2011-06-06 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York program of the National Audubon Society has received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) conservation grant to build a stronger link between bird conservation and forest management along the Atlantic Flyway. "This SFI grant will help us develop a communications and outreach program for foresters, forest landowners and SFI-certified mills in New York State, and transfer our knowledge...

2011-06-03 05:00:00

FARMINGTON, Conn., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Against the backdrop of the June 5th United Nations' World Environment Day, environmental leader Carrier Corp. announced it will switch to using post-consumer recycled paper content in all of its U.S. locations. Post-consumer recycled paper is created from paper that has served its intended use and would otherwise be disposed of in a landfill or incinerator. This change at Carrier is projected to save over 600 tons of wood or 4,000 trees and...

2011-05-27 06:45:00

TORONTO, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest") (TSX:TRE), a leading commercial forest plantation operator in China, released today summary reports about the yearly China forest asset valuation conducted by Pöyry (Beijing) Consulting Company Limited ("Pöyry"), an international forestry consulting firm. In 2010, Pöyry's Management Consulting Business Group changed its disclosure policy relating to valuation services following Pöyry's...

2011-05-25 08:02:00

TORONTO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest") (TSX:TRE), a leading, commercial forest plantation operator in China, announced today that it is on track with achieving its operating goals and reporting its first-quarter 2011 results on time as previously announced. Sino-Forest Chairman and CEO, Allen Chan, said, "Our management team is not aware of any operating or financial matters that should cause investors any concern about our first quarter results...

2011-05-18 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. progress report shows how the program goes beyond its rigorous forest certification standard to improve forest practices across North America through conservation research, community partnerships, logger training and landowner outreach. "No other third-party forest certification program in North America matches our broad scope," SFI President...

2011-05-09 10:00:00

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy of Canada has received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) conservation grant to support protection of bat populations in southern British Columbia. The grant enables research to document the locations and health of bat habitat, which will in turn assist conservationists in taking greater measures to protect this sensitive species. The project will receive a...

2011-04-19 06:00:00

BOSTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today reported that China's timber supply deficit (its imports of logs and the roundwood equivalent of imports of primary products like lumber, wood panels, woodchips and pulp) will jump from 107 million cubic meters in 2009 to 182 million cubic meters in 2015. This timber dependency forecast is included in a recently published Special Market Analysis Study: China's Timber...

2011-03-22 09:44:00

BOSTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced the hiring of Wade Camp as Senior Wood Products Economist. Wade comes to RISI from the Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association where he held the title of Director of Economic Services. Wade's career thus far spans three decades and multiple roles from production to economic modeling, working for companies and associations such as International Paper,...