Tag Archives: forests

New Forests to purchase Bell Bay and Tarpeena Sawmills from receivership

New Forests is acquiring all the assets of Gunns Timber Products (GTP), including the Bell Bay and Tarpeena sawmills. Source: Timberbiz
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Forests NSW increases fire fighters

Forests NSW has employed seven temporary fire fighters to help protect the State’s valuable pine plantations and surrounding communities in the Bombala region. Source: Timberbiz
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Zambia suspends timber licences to protect forests

The Zambian government has suspended all timber licences to protect the depleting forests around the country. Meanwhile, Parliament heard that more than 25 million trees equivalent to 20,000 hectares will be planted during the 2012/2013 tree planting season to help address depleting forests. Source: The Times of Zambia
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Class actions – Great Southern, Willmott Forests and now Gunns

Macpherson + Kelley (M+K) the law firm behind a class action against failed forestry group Great Southern is also considering whether to launch a similar action against Gunns. The company is also filing a class action against Willmott Forests. Source: Brisbane Times
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US publishers join for sustainable forests

Four leaders of the North American publishing industry announced that they would partner with the North American-based PEFC member Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) to promote the growth of certification to preserve and protect forests. Source: Timberbiz
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Pocketbook on forests and timber plantations

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has released a new edition of ‘Australian forests at a glance 2012’. This pocketbook compendium has data and information about Australia’s native forests and timber plantations. Source: Timberbiz
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Vietnam forests suffering from agriculture

Vietnam’s forests, depleted by illegal logging, encroachment, mining and hydropower projects as well as bad management, have been struggling with another threat – the agriculture sector. Source: VietNamNet
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WA forests to protect Aboriginal heritage

Traditional owners of south-west forests will meet staff from the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) to discuss ways of protecting the cultural values of Western Australian forests. Source: ABC News

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Russia spies on its forests

A global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions announced it would significantly expand delivery of high-resolution imagery to Roslesinforg, a division of the Federal Forestry Agency of Russia. Source: Market Watch
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