• Forestry
  • December 08, 2016 09:07

Ghana: Roadmap to revitalize forest resource sector

Roadmap to revitalize forest resource sector The Minster for Lands and Natural Resources, Prof. Nii Osah Mills, has launched a three pronged strategy designed to address the challenges facing the country’s forest and wildlife sectors... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 07, 2016 13:09

FSC puts Holzindustrie Schweighofer on probation

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to place the Schweighofer Group on probation for possible disassociation for involvement in irregularities and illegalities in its timber trade operations and in illegal logging by its Romanian forest land enterprise... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • December 07, 2016 12:09

EU Delegation in Ukraine: EU opposes the log export ban for a legit reason

The EU Delegation in Ukraine has announced its stance on the wood export ban. According to the EU's representatives its position on the matter has been one-sidedly reported in mass media, which casts it in a negative light. The official stance of the EU Delegation is given ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 07, 2016 09:39

Malaysia reaffirms its commitment to sustainable forest conservation and management

At the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22in Marrakech) Natural Resources and Environment Minister Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar reaffirmed Malaysia’s commitment to sustainable forest conservation and management... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 06, 2016 15:40

American Wood Council elects Andrew Miller as its chairman

The American Wood Council elects Stimson Lumber CEO Andrew Miller as new AWC chairman for a one-year term, effective beginning January 2017... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • December 06, 2016 15:08

France: coniferous timber and lumber market in a crisis

The results of 2016 are not likely to be satisfactory for softwood processors. At the latest wood auctions in November and December, most sawmill owners reported mixed results of their activities over the last twelve months... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 06, 2016 08:51

Rise in Brazilian wood products exports

In October 2016 Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 5.9% in value compared to October 2015, from US$210.0 million to US$222.4 million... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • December 05, 2016 14:47

Forest property bubble in Sweden: to be or not to be?

In Sweden, the forest property price varies widely. It is not uncommon for buyers to pay twice as much for the forest in Småland than in Dalarna. In southern Sweden, the prices are significantly inflated while many forest properties in the north are sold at more modest prices in a healthy market, but with large price variations... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 02, 2016 11:17

John Deere reports loss in worldwide sales of forestry and construction equipment

For the fourth quarter ended October 31, worldwide net sales of John Deere registered a decline of 3 percent, to $6.520 billion, and decreased 8 percent, to $26.664 billion, for the 12 months of the company's fiscal year... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • December 02, 2016 09:30

FAO applauds Indonesia’s success with FLEGT licensing scheme

In a press statement posted on its website FAO welcomed the first shipment of FLEGT-licensed timber to the European Union (EU). Indonesia is the first country to have successfully concluded all the requirements of the EUTR and through this has contributed to global efforts to stamp out illegal logging and promote the legal timber trade says FAO... [more...]

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