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CSIRO study says forestry may benefit from carbon farming

A study conducted by researchers from CSIRO and the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) suggests industrial plantation forestry could potentially contribute towards Australia’s national target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) if a carbon price is in place. Source: Science WA
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Queensland alliance to further forestry

Gympie in Queensland is the centre for a strategic alliance between the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), the CSIRO and the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for research into the future of forestry. Source: The Gympie Times

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EDS conference heralds changes in forestry for NZ

The Environmental Defence Society’s 2012 (EDS) national conference was called Growing Green: Transformation of farming, fishing and forestry. It was held recently one of the focus areas was how could the country improve forestry and speed the development of low carbon, low environmental impact goods and services. Sources: Voxy (NZ)
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Leaked email won’t endanger forestry peace

A timber industry negotiator believes the historic Tasmanian forest peace talks with green groups are only continuing largely because neither side “wants to be the first to walk”. This was the message in an email from Timber Communities Australia chief executive Jim Adams to his branch presidents, obtained by The Australian newspaper, which suggests there is little hope of a deal from the talks. Sources: The Australian, ABC News
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CRC Forestry wind-up delayed

Professor Gordon Duff, CEO of the CRC for Forestry recently updated the industry on the state of play with the CRC for Forestry and the National Centre for Future Forest Industries (NCFFI) now that the Australian Government has contributed $ 2.5 million of seed funding to establish the NCFFI. Source: Timberbiz
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Mayor of Grant backs forestry tariffs

The Mayor of the Grant District Council in South Australia says both the state and federal governments need to offer more support to the timber industry. Source: ABC News

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Forestry not bad guys in NZ soil erosion

Forestry leaders are tired of being labelled as the major culprits for hill country erosion in New Zealand and say other land uses and extreme weather events have played a part. Source: The Gisborne Herald New Zealand

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NSW student of the year is in forestry

Forests NSW Grafton-based supervising forestry officer (SFO) Matt Beetson has been named North Coast TAFE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year. Source: Timberbiz
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Strong NZ dollar may impact forestry

The risk of the kiwi dollar remaining higher than expected over the next four years is the biggest risk to Government forecasts for growth in the nation’s farm, forestry and seafood exports, a new Government report says. Source: New Zealand Herald News

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China invests in Russian forestry

A multibillion-dollar investment fund set up by Russia and China is expected to make its first investment in a Russian forestry company, as economic ties between the neighboring countries grow closer. Source: Reuters
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