Infosylva 09/2017

 

 

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Dear Reader,

Welcome to this latest edition of Infosylva.

We would like to draw your attention to a new knowledge-sharing platform launched by FAO and partners earlier this month. This open-access platform aims to guide policy makers and practitioners through the entire planning, management, and implementation stages of a forest and landscape restoration project. (In English)

 

 

New FAO-lead research published in Science on 12 May 2017 reports that drylands hold a much larger portion of forests than previously confirmed. The study states that high-resolution satellite imagery shows that the portion of forests in drylands has been under-estimated. The use of this new technology allows us to see as much as 9 percent more unreported forest cover. (In English, Spanish and French)

 

 

In welcoming a new report that WFP recently published on the momentous issue of food security, conflict and international migration, FAO emphasized that making migration a choice rather than a necessity means that alternative and resilient livelihood opportunities must be created in the countries where migration originates. This is relevant for both internal and international migration. (In English, Spanish and French)

 

 

A new Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) brochure illustrates a new phase of its worldwide development programme. This phase aims to strengthen the role of forest and farm producers and their organizations by placing them at the centre of projects and strategies for implementing the National Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in order to create climate-resilient landscapes and improved livelihoods. (In English)

 

 

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CBFP News

Forestworldmagazine: Timbeter, the new app for wood measurements. Timbeter, the new App for measuring wood volume.

The volume measurement of wood on the field has always been approximated and handmade process and either it was given by the professional’s skill and experience or it was a long and rather tedious process because it must to be done for each of the logs the pile, using different formulas and making tis process quite complicated. So either we had an approximate measure of the total volume or we lost too much time in this process or efficiency decreases and production costs greatly increase.

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Sciencedaily: Limited scope of corporate sustainability revealed

The first large-scale analysis of corporate practices for sourcing sustainable materials shows that many companies address sustainability at some level, but most deal with only one or a subset of materials within a small portion of their supply chain.

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Forestpeoples: FPP and partners launch new report and web portal for rights-based approaches and community solutions to tackling deforestation and supply chain accountability

FPP's new portal aims to inform governments, businesses and others developing policies, standards and initiatives to reform global supply chains, by platforming case studies, publications and statements from communities across Africa, Asia, and South America on rights-based solutions to tackling deforestation.

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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update

This month, the park experienced a dramatic surge in poaching! Two major poaching events were detected. Ten poached elephants carcasses discovered in the park and its periphery, a number that is stupefying to us all.

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Gabon Government launch of the Gabon WoodShow 2018

The Minister marked the agreement of the President of Gabonese Republic, Ali Bongo Ondimba to organize Gabon WoodShow from June 20 to 22, 2018 in Libreville, Gabon.

 

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EU Forest Watch 232 - February 2018

What does 2018 hold in store for climate and forests? In 2018, the EU and other countries will have an opportunity to ramp up climate action – but they must take meaningful steps in various international fora to seize it by protecting and restoring natural forests and their potential to cool the climate.

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World Pangolin Day 2018 WORLD PANGOLIN DAY 2018.Date: 17 February 2018.

World Pangolin Day is an opportunity for pangolin enthusiasts to join together in raising awareness about these unique mammals — and their plight. Pangolin numbers are rapidly declining in Asia and Africa.

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IUCN: Elephants slaughtered at the RFBL

Large-scale poachers (particularly in search of ivory to meet huge demand on the illicit market) have struck again early in 2018 in the Binder Léré Wildlife Reserve (RFBL) located in West Mayo-Kebbi ( Léré and binder Divisions) leaving behind heavy casualties. For the time being, the death toll stands at 19 elephants whose carcasses were identified from 18 and 30 January 2018.

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CBFP News Archive

2018