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1,200 hectares of jungle reforested in Tizimin
With an investment of 200 million pesos (10.5 million USD), the company Bienes Ecológicos (Bieeco) planted more than one million “teca” Teak trees (Tectona grandis) in an area of 1,200 hectares in the state of Yucatan.
Deforestation in Peruvian Amazon drops 13% in 2017
Deforestation was down 13 percent from 2016, but the analysis reveals new forest loss hotspots and conservationists remain concerned for the future of Peru’s forests.
Halting deforestation, contribution from EU
Halting deforestation and allowing forests to regrow would account for at least 30% of all mitigation action needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C. As a major importer of products linked to deforestation, the EU has the leverage to make a difference.
UN: World has tools to stop deforestation
A future with zero net global deforestation is possible with the right mix of policies, social action and political will, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said as a major international conference on sustainable forest management kicked off this week in Rome.
FFC targets Amazon deforestation in 2018 campaign
In partnership with the Whitley Fund for Nature, FFC has launched the range as part of an initiative to engage fashion industry stakeholders in the protection of Amazonian wildlife and its habitat.
Brazil invites deforestation with overhaul of laws
Brazil’s supreme court has upheld major changes to laws that protect the Amazon and other biomes, reducing penalties for past illegal deforestation in a blow to environmentalists trying to protect the world’s largest rainforest.
Major Dutch company guilty of dealing illegal teak
An investigation has revealed a major Dutch timber company placed illegally sourced teak from Myanmar on the European market. A second company, not yet named, was also found guilty of violating EUTR requirements.
Forest dept turns blind eye to illicit felling
Nagpur: At a time when the state government is spending crores on forest protection, Bhandara forest division under Nagpur circle seems to be turning a blind eye to illicit teak felling in Lendezari forest range.
Volume of seized teak logs exceeds planned harvest
Myanmar: During the first three quarters of fiscal 2017-18 around 36,000 hoppus tons of timber was confiscated. This include over 7,000 hoppus tons of teak and 29,000 hoppus tons other hardwoods.
Myanmar has over 2.2M acres of forest plantations
Myanmar has established over 2.2 million acres of forest plantations till this fiscal year, about half of which are commercial scaled, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.
Myanmar may resume teak production in '18
Myanmar: The Ministry of Resources and Environmental Conservation hopes to resume teak production from an agricultural estate planted by the Forestry Department this year.
Myanmar: Teak plantation harvests planned
News is circulating that the Forest Department in Myanmar is planning to allow harvesting of some mature (over 30-year-old) commercial teak plantations to partially compensate for the logging ban in the Bago Mountain Range.
Teak wood to reach Independent Gift Shop Retailers
The cooperative consists of about 20-30 teak wood artisans who have been doing this for 10-15 years each, collectively amounting to centuries of experience.
Deforestation Doubles in Amazon in One Year
Bloomberg News
Deforestation has soared in the Brazilian Amazon since a new forestry code was passed at the urging of the agribusiness lobby.
More Heat, Drought and Floods in 2013
Scientific American
Global average temperatures in June were the fifth highest on record, as above-average heat conditions continued a multidecade streak, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported yesterday.
Rainforest Hope: Congo Cancels 60% Timber Contract
BBC 19 - Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has ended 65 logging contracts in order to stamp out corruption and to enforce legal and environmental standards. While ending huge concessions to almost untaxed logging companies, the move will reduce the rainforest's exploited timber by almost half and pave the way to real development for local communities.
Siberia's black market logging
BBC News - The vast forests of Eastern Siberia, known as the Taiga, are a goldmine for Chinese wood traders, who send raw logs over the border to serve their home country's booming economy. But much of the wood trade is illegal.
Conservationists stage logging protest
ABC Regional Online, Australia
Two people have set themselves up on platforms in eucalyptus trees 30 metres above the ground. The platforms are attached by cables to logging machinery preventing them being used for tree felling.
How Green is the Latin American Left?
Across Latin America, resurgent indigenous, labor and campesino movements have contributed to the rise of new governments that declare their independence from the neoliberal economic model, promise a more equitable distribution of wealth and increased state control over natural resources. But it is uncertain how far these new governments have gone to transform the ecologically unsustainable model of development that dominates the region.
Sawmills cut production in tougher market
Carter Holt Harvey's Eves Valley sawmill near Brightwater is likely to cut back production as the demand for timber declines but there doesn't appear to be any threat of redundancies or the mill closing, a union spokesman says.
Appalachian Hardwood Going Green
The Appalachian Hardwood Verified Sustainable program offers certificates and letters verifying the resource is from the sustainable Appalachian Hardwood forest.




FSC: Forest Stewardship Council

FSC: Forest Stewardship Council



SFC: Sustainable Furniture Council

SFC: Sustainable Furniture Council






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