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2012-05-30 11:01:50

Citing global land-grab, lack of action by authorities in vulnerable nations, authors warn of risk to positive 20-year global trend -- even in Latin America New research released today by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) shows that hundreds of millions of forest peoples in tropical nations have, in the last 20 years, quietly gained unprecedented legal rights to the land and resources owned under customary law. The research also finds, however, that more than one-third of the rules...

2012-03-12 21:19:38

Region benefits from carbon emissions collection, water filtration, forestry jobs U.S. Forest Service scientists today released an assessment that shows forest land has expanded in northern states during the past century despite a 130-percent population jump and relentless environmental threats.  At the same time, Forest Service researchers caution that threats to forests in the coming decades could undermine these gains. According to the Forests of the Northern United States...

2011-05-11 13:50:52

A recent workshop in Nairobi, Kenya saw representatives from 43 African nations participate in an ambitious project to document the status of the world's forest genetic resources; a vital step in conserving and sustainably managing forests. "Forest genetic resources are unique and irreplaceable; from plants that provide timber and essential nourishment when crops fail to those that may be used in future medicines," explains Oudara Souvannavong, Senior Forestry Officer with the Food and...

2010-09-13 12:34:23

Dr. Bogdan Strimbu, assistant professor of biometrics and quantitative silviculture at Louisiana Tech University's School of Forestry, recently organized and conducted a technical session at the International Union of Forest Research Organization's (IUFRO) XXIII World Congress in Seoul, South Korea. The Congress, held every five years, brings together industry leaders from the IUFRO's eight divisions to help form the future research direction for the global field of forestry.  The group...

2010-08-31 15:29:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A first-ever, federally required review shows that Pennsylvania's woodlands will face future challenges requiring continued planning and management, State Forester Daniel Devlin said today. "Pennsylvania is blessed with abundant forests providing many values and benefits to society, from clean air and water to wood products, biological diversity, recreational opportunities and scenic beauty," said Devlin. "However, there are many...

2009-12-07 13:37:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under the framework of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Forest Service, and the Russian Federal Forest Agency signed a Protocol of Intent to strengthen collaboration in the sustainable management of forests through 2013. The Protocol provides a framework for joint activities to protect the world's largest expanse of forest, including initiatives to support both...

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2009-10-23 13:20:00

The world's forests are disappearing at a rate of 36 football fields per minute, according to a report from the WWF on Thursday. WWF's Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) and the Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) requested help from global financial institutions in halting climate change during the XIIIth World Forestry Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "For WWF, the flipside of encouraging investment in good forestry is discouraging banks from financing unsustainable...


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