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  • Logging suspended in Philippines

    Philippines President Gloria Arroyo has suspended logging and vowed punishment for law-breakers as the country reels from four deadly storms in two weeks (BBC News).
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  • Sustainable Development - Forest Certification Guidance published in UK

    Following Environment Minister Elliot Morley's recent announcement on the assessment of five forest certification schemes, the full report by ProForest and ERM Ltd is now available for inspection on the Sustainable Development in Government website.
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  • Forestry to return to pasture on New Zealand East Coast

    Category: Forestry
    The increasing trend on the North Island's volcanic plateau for large-scale conversion of forestry land to dairying has spread to the East Coast, where huge forestry plantings took place in the past two decades (stuff.co.nz).
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  • New Zealand hits forestry slump

    Category: Forestry
    The NZ forestry industry is currently in slump as producers struggle with freight rates that have more than doubled in the last 12 months, (Worldcargonews.com)
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  • Involve people in the rural areas in devt plans - expert

    Category: Forestry
    To achieve sustainable forestry and food security, local communities should be involved in the management and development of the country's natural resources, says one director of the Forestry Commission, (The Accra Daily mail).
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  • Polluting Webuye? Not Us, Says Firm

    Category: The pulp and paper industry
    Since its inception in 1974, Panafrican Paper Mills (EA) has become a mascot for Webuye town, in the process entrenching itself as the largest paper milling company in East Africa (allAfrica.com).
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  • China's Wood Demand May Hurt Indonesia Forests

    Indonesia may face a surge in illegal logging if China's burgeoning paper and paperboard industry doesn't find alternative and sustainable sources of wood supply to feed its pulp mills,(Yahoo Finance).
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  • Eucalyptus project in China sows disputes

    A scheme to convert huge tracts of land into eucalyptus forest in Yunnan Province has come under scrutiny by nature conservationists and organizations advocating nature and environment protection (China Daily).
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  • Automation of knuckleboom work

    Category: Wood
    Automating knuckleboom functions on a harvester can increase productivity. This is the conclusion of a recent pilot study carried out in Skogforsk’s forestry-machine simulator. The operator’s work was also made easier.,,
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  • Vietnamese Gets 2 Years for Log Smuggling

    Category: Forestry
    An Indonesian court has sentenced a Vietnamese boat captain to two years in jail for smuggling logs out of Papua province, but authorities have failed to take any action against the masterminds of the crime (Laksamana.net). ,
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