Indonesia has embarked on an enormous reforestation program in a bid to rehabilitate 59.2 million ha of
damaged forest throughout the country, Forestry Minister, Malam Sambat Kaban, informed recently. This year the
The Deschutes Resources Conservancy (DRC) and The Climate Trust signed an innovative Carbon Dioxide Offset Purchase Agreement. Under the Agreement, The Climate Trust will provide the DRC with $780,000 in carbon dioxide offset funds to help landowners in the Deschutes Basin restore riparian areas. Th
and it is hoped that enough projects will be established in order to harvest one million hectares of planted forests within thirteen years’ time. The project has focused on planting Acaciamangium, but indigenous species are of growing interest
. The company intends to increase the use of certified wood from sustainable sources to 75% in the next three years.
The company manages 30,000 hectares of fast growing Eucalyptus, Acacia hybrid and Acaciamangium plantations and in addition slow g
However a range of tropical species are used occasionally for specific applications in the sector, for example rubberwood, plantation teak and acacia. In addition, a wide variety of specialist exotic hardwoods are used very occasionally, all high end and in small volumes for indi
. This work was undertaken by the World Resources Institute (WRI), Eyes on the Forest, and the World Agroforestry Centre.
The analysis shows that the bulk of fire alerts occurred on land leased out to plantation companies for the development of large industrial oil palm and acacia