Forestry http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27754/all en EXCLUSIVE-Deforestation appears to rise again in Brazil's Amazon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/exclusive-deforestation-appears-rise-again-brazils-amazon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Monthly tallies suggest big increase from a year ago</p> <p>* Government says too early to confirm a trend</p> <p>* Researchers say policies, projects facilitate destruction</p> <p>By Paulo Prada</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/exclusive-deforestation-appears-rise-again-brazils-amazon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Earth Forestry Law Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:15:54 +0000 5738928 at http://www.globalpost.com Paper firm says to stop cutting Indonesia's natural forests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/paper-firm-says-to-stop-cutting-indonesias-natural-forests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Michael Taylor</p> <p>JAKARTA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - One of the world's biggest pulp and paper companies said it would stop using timber from Indonesia's natural forests and only use trees from plantations in a drive that an environmental group said may be a milestone if the company keeps its promise.</p> <p>Tropical Indonesia is seen as an important country in the fight against climate change and is under international pressure to stop rampant deforestation and destruction of carbon-rich peatlands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/paper-firm-says-to-stop-cutting-indonesias-natural-forests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deforestation Entertainment Environment Forestry Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 08:15:21 +0000 5746110 at http://www.globalpost.com Paper giant APP promises no deforestation in Indonesia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/paper-giant-app-promises-no-deforestation-indonesia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The world's third-largest paper producer Asia Pulp and Paper said Tuesday it had stopped using logs from Indonesia's natural forests, after fierce campaigning by green groups against the company.</p> <p>The firm has in recent years lost packaging contracts with big brands such as foodmaker Kraft and Barbie's Mattel, after Greenpeace accused APP of clearing carbon-rich forest, home to endangered Sumatran tigers and orangutans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/paper-giant-app-promises-no-deforestation-indonesia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pulp & Paper Environment Forestry Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 09:30:27 +0000 5746141 at http://www.globalpost.com Paper giant APP promises no deforestation in Indonesia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/paper-giant-app-promises-no-deforestation-indonesia-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The world's third-largest paper producer Asia Pulp and Paper said Tuesday it had stopped using logs from Indonesia's natural forests, after fierce campaigning by green groups against the company.</p> <p>The firm has in recent years lost packaging contracts with big brands such as foodmaker Kraft and Barbie's Mattel after Greenpeace accused APP of clearing carbon-rich forest, home to endangered Sumatran tigers and orangutans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/paper-giant-app-promises-no-deforestation-indonesia-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pulp & Paper Environment Forestry Indonesia Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:30:59 +0000 5746373 at http://www.globalpost.com EU cracks down on illegal timber trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/eu-cracks-down-illegal-timber-trade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Union is cracking down on the timber trade in an effort to curb illegal logging, blamed for a host of ills from social upheaval to environmental and economic damage.</p> <p>The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said Friday that new rules effective from Sunday would affect everyone in the trade by barring illegally harvested timber from its huge internal market of some 500 million people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/eu-cracks-down-illegal-timber-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment European Union Forestry Land use Law AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:01:23 +0000 5771016 at http://www.globalpost.com Nations boost efforts to curb illegal logging http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/nations-boost-efforts-curb-illegal-logging <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Governments agreed Tuesday to step up efforts to protect threatened tree species from illegal loggers amid warnings that criminal gangs are plundering the world's forests.</p> <p>The 178-member Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) agreed at a major wildlife conference in Bangkok to restrict cross-border trade in ebony from Madagascar as well as rosewoods from the same island, Southeast Asia and Central America.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/nations-boost-efforts-curb-illegal-logging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Earth Forestry AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:01:00 +0000 5780529 at http://www.globalpost.com Disney invests in Peru to prevent deforestation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/disney-invests-peru-prevent-deforestation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Walt Disney Company has bought $3.5 million in carbon credits to prevent the destruction of a jungle in the country's Amazon.</p> <p>The Alto Mayo forest -- home to 1,500 settlers -- spans 180,000 hectares in Peru's northeast department of San Martin and contains 23 species of endangered flora and fauna.</p> <p>"The objective Disney shares is to slow down the pace of deforestation in the protected natural area, which has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the country," said Luis Espinel, director of the NGO Conservation International that manages the forest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/disney-invests-peru-prevent-deforestation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climatology Deforestation Disney Forestry The Walt Disney Company AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:16:10 +0000 5789029 at http://www.globalpost.com FSC chief-network security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130324/fsc-chief-network-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 25 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's financial regulator will check network security conditions at local financial companies from scratch following last week's hacking of computer networks at several banks here, its chief said Monday.</p> <p>"The network paralysis at banks last week proved our vulnerability in the financial sector," Shin Je-yoon, the chairman of the Financial Services Commission (FSC), said at a meeting. "We need to make sure it doesn't happen again by finding out the exact causes through a thorough investigation."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130324/fsc-chief-network-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Financial Supervisory Service Forestry Government of South Korea Yonhap News Agency Mon, 25 Mar 2013 02:16:14 +0000 5792874 at http://www.globalpost.com Bangladesh taking ahead REDD+: Hasan Mahmud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/bangladesh-taking-ahead-redd-hasan-mahmud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Environment and Forests Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Sunday said Bangladesh has taken a major move to take the REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) agenda ahead.</p><P>Bangladesh joined the UN-REDD programme in August 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/bangladesh-taking-ahead-redd-hasan-mahmud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carbon finance Environment Forestry Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:18:06 +0000 Asianet 5806929 at http://www.globalpost.com Fiji speaks for G77 at UN forum on forest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/fiji-speaks-g77-at-un-forum-forest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Fiji delivered a statement on behalf of the Group of 77 as its chair at the 10th session of the United Nations Forum on Forests, underscoring the importance of forest financing to the group as a means of achieving sustainable forest management, the Fijian government said Tuesday.</p><P>Inia Seruiratu, Fiji's minister of fisheries and forests, was participating in the first two days of the meeting, a dedicated ministerial segment involving plenary and two roundtable discussions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/fiji-speaks-g77-at-un-forum-forest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Environment Forestry Technology Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:31:42 +0000 Asianet 5811110 at http://www.globalpost.com UN announces world ‘forest heroes' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/un-announces-world-forest-heroes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Five world “forest heroes” were announced during Wednesday's session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) meeting, being held in İstanbul from April 8 to 19.</p><P>A UNFF jury selected the five heroes for this year from 47 international activist nominees. The heroes included Turkey's Protection of Natural Habitats and Combating Soil Erosion (TEMA) founder and Honorary President Hayrettin Karaca.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/un-announces-world-forest-heroes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forestry Social Issues Technology United Nations Forum on Forests Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:48:08 +0000 Asianet 5813974 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysts trim forecasts for lumber prices in 2013 despite U.S. housing surge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130531/analysts-trim-forecasts-lumber-prices-2013-despite-us-housin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MONTREAL - A resurgence in U.S. housing construction is still expected to boost lumber prices, but perhaps not as high as had been expected this year.</p> <p>A 21 per cent drop in the cash price since mid-March and lower future prices have prompted several analysts to trim about five per cent off their 2013 price forecasts.</p> <p>Western SPF (spruce-pine-fir) softwood prices are now expected to increase 20 per cent, on top of the 16 per cent increase realized in 2012.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130531/analysts-trim-forecasts-lumber-prices-2013-despite-us-housin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forestry Lumber Timber industry The Canadian Press Fri, 31 May 2013 17:01:07 +0000 5849594 at http://www.globalpost.com Regulator moves to overhaul governance at financial firms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130617/regulator-moves-overhaul-governance-at-financial-firms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, June 17 (Yonhap) -- The financial regulator unveiled Monday a set of measures aimed to bolster transparency at local financial holding companies as part of a broader effort to revamp their governance structure.</p> <p>In the preliminary guideline, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) said financial holding companies will be required to disclose details on individual outside director's wages in a regulatory filing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130617/regulator-moves-overhaul-governance-at-financial-firms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forestry Government of South Korea Korea Yonhap News Agency Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:00:26 +0000 5858751 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesia fires highlight failure to tackle slash-and-burn http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130623/indonesia-fires-highlight-failure-tackle-slash-and-burn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fires in Indonesia that have cloaked Singapore in record levels of smog highlight the continued failure of efforts to prevent illegal slash-and-burn land clearance in a country with a history of chaotic forest management, activists say.</p> <p>The blazes on hundreds of hectares (acres) of carbon-rich peatland on Sumatra island have sent vast palls of acrid smoke drifting over Singapore, shrouding residential blocks and downtown skyscrapers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130623/indonesia-fires-highlight-failure-tackle-slash-and-burn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Environment Forestry Law AFP Sun, 23 Jun 2013 07:33:01 +0000 5864831 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands pay final tribute to fallen Arizona firemen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130709/thousands-converge-pay-tribute-fallen-arizona-firemen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tim Gaynor</p> <p>PRESCOTT VALLEY, Arizona (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners, led by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, paid tribute on Tuesday to 19 Arizona firemen killed in the worst U.S. wildfire tragedy in decades, saluting the fallen with bell chimes, bagpipes and a prayer from the crew's lone survivor.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130709/thousands-converge-pay-tribute-fallen-arizona-firemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Firefighting Forestry Public safety Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:02:40 +0000 5879691 at http://www.globalpost.com