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Indonesian project to restore forests axed

Australia has dropped a project in Indonesia to restore and protect forests and peatland in Kalimantan worth A$ 47 million after it previously axed a $ 30 million project to protect forests in Sumatra for the carbon dioxide they store. Source: Jakarta Post
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Biodiversity loss blamed on clearing native forests

New Zealand has suffered a dramatic decline in native biodiversity, which a University of Canterbury (UC) researcher has called the most pervasive environmental issue facing the country. Source: Scoop Media
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China keen for more NZ forests

China Forestry Group New Zealand, a subsidiary of state-owned China Forest Group Corp, is keen on mopping up more local forests after buying a chunk of estates from the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. Source: Business Spectator
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Russian forests and tigers left floored by illegal logging

The forests of the Russian Far East are being pushed to the brink of destruction due to pervasive, large-scale illegal logging, largely to supply Chinese furniture and flooring manufacturers, according to a new report by WWF-Russia. Source: World Wildlife Fund
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World Forests Summit on now

The World Forests Summit, hosted by The Economist, is where CEOs, government ministers, scientists and activists will meet to discuss the framework for future sustainable management of this global resource. Source: The Economist
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Earth Hour helps forests in Uganda

Earth Hour forest Preparations across the globe kick-off for Earth Hour 2013 with the creation of the world’s first Earth Hour Forest in the East African nation of Uganda. Source: Scoop
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Keep foreign bugs out of NZ forests

All forest plantations will be brought into a nationwide forest health surveillance scheme if next month’s referendum of forest growers is successful. Source: Voxy NZ
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Asia Pulp Paper no longer to log virgin forests

Conservationists say they are suspicious of an announcement by one of the world’s biggest pulp and paper companies that it will no longer log virgin rainforest. Source: ABC News
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Stopping logging in NSW native forests will give no additional GHG mitigation benefits

A LANDMARK NSW report published in an international forest journal has for the first time highlighted the potential role of production forests in reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. The report has now been published in the international journal, Forests.
Dr Georgina Kelly, Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Research Leader for Climate in Primary Industries, said Australian scientists were leading the world in this area and were contributing to the global debate on the role of forests in addressing climate change. Source: Timberbiz

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Forests NSW employs 15 temporary fire fighters Hume Region

Forests NSW has employed 15 temporary fire fighters to help protect the State’s valuable pine plantations and surrounding communities in its Hume Region around Tumut, Batlow and Tumbarumba. Source: Forests NSW
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