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2007-10-10 18:00:22

Cathay Forest Products Corp. ("Cathay", or the "Company")(TSX VENTURE: CFZ) today issued an overview of its forestry assets and growth strategy. Cathay's existing operations are comprised of (1) Fast Growth Poplar Plantations, ("FGPP"); (2) Standing Timber Properties, ("STP"); and, (3) Round Wood Log Importing. Since the inception of forestry operations in 2004, Cathay Forest has been developing fast growth, high-yield poplar plantations as well as managing and harvesting standing timber...

2007-07-15 21:08:02

By Jaswinder Kaur KINABATANGAN: Stop planting oil palm trees on river banks or risk getting your licence revoked by the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities. Unhappy that many have not adhered to the Sabah government's ruling to stop growing crops close to the river, Kinabatangan member of parliament Datuk Bung Moktar Radin sees no other choice but to seek federal help so that plantations will take the matter seriously. A riparian reserve is important for ecological and...

2007-04-03 01:20:12

By Michael M. DeWit Jr. EARLY BRANCH, S.C. - When Dewey Wise purchased 1,400 acres in 2004, he had one thing in mind - to create a wildlife habitat. After years of hard work, the retired Charleston lawyer recently was honored as a Wild Turkey Woodlands National Outstanding Land Steward Award winner. The award is given to landowners who practice sound, active land management for wildlife and community and federation chapter involvement. "I just enjoy wildlife and creating wildlife...

2007-02-21 09:00:00

By Rotenberg, James A ABSTRACT.- Established parks and nature reserves may be inadequate to preserve long-term biotic diversity, especially in tropical regions of Latin America where anthropogenic disturbance and land- conversion is an ongoing problem. Demand for economically productive land uses, such as cattle pastures or monoculture plantations, is one of the greatest threats to habitat and wildlife preservation. As a result, conservation biologists have turned to examining attributes of...

2006-05-16 17:40:00

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Tropical forests that house El Salvador's famed coffee plantations and provide habitat for migrating birds are being depleted at an alarming rate, scientists warned on Tuesday. Between 2001 and 2004, the country lost 21,025 hectares of forest-covered coffee farms, Mario Acosta, president of El Salvador's Foundation for Coffee Research (Procafe), said. El Salvador last year planted around 161,000 hectares of coffee, the vast majority of it grown on wooded plantations....

2005-12-22 19:43:52

Growing tree plantations to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to mitigate global warming -- so called "carbon sequestration" -- could trigger environmental changes that outweigh some of the benefits, a multi-institutional team led by Duke University suggested in a new report. Those effects include water and nutrient depletion and increased soil salinity and acidity, said the researchers. "We believe that decreased stream flow and changes in soil and water quality are likely as...

2005-11-14 13:47:34

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Some 32.5 million acres of forests are destroyed around the world each year, an area the size of Greece, although the net loss of trees has finally slowed thanks mainly to new plantations, the United Nations said on Monday. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said its Global Forest Resources Assessment was the most exhaustive such survey undertaken, covering 229 countries and territories. Taking into account plantations, landscape...

2005-11-14 10:55:00

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Some 32.5 million acres of forests are destroyed around the world each year, an area the size of Greece, although the net loss of trees has finally slowed thanks mainly to new plantations, the United Nations said on Monday. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said its Global Forest Resources Assessment was the most exhaustive such survey undertaken, covering 229 countries and territories. Taking into account plantations, landscape restoration...

2005-11-14 10:30:55

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Some 13 million hectares of forests are destroyed around the world each year, an area the size of Greece, although the net loss of trees has finally slowed thanks mainly to new plantations, the United Nations said on Monday. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said its Global Forest Resources Assessment was the most exhaustive such survey undertaken, covering 229 countries and territories. Taking into account plantations, landscape...

2005-11-14 10:29:54

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Some 13 million hectares of forests are destroyed around the world each year, an area the size of Greece, although the net loss of trees has finally slowed thanks mainly to new plantations, the United Nations said on Monday. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said its Global Forest Resources Assessment was the most exhaustive such survey undertaken, covering 229 countries and territories. Taking into account plantations, landscape...


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