• Forestry
  • November 17, 2017 13:31

Dutch company found sourcing illegal teak from Myanmar

A major Dutch company was found to having placed illegally sourced teak from Myanmar on the European market, as a recent investigation made by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) revealed... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 16, 2017 14:48

EIA: Illegal transports of rosewood logs from Nigeria to China

Over 1.4 million illegal rosewood logs from Nigeria, worth US$300 million, were illegally transported into China. According to the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), over US$1 million was paid to top Nigerian officials to release the wood stopped by Chinese authorities... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 16, 2017 11:43

Sarawak to enforce mandatory certification for timber concessions

Sarawak's government has announced that it will be mandatory for all timber companies to obtain sustainable forest management (SFM) certification by 2022... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 16, 2017 10:42

Sweden: lower stock volumes of roundwood and chips

In the autumn, in Sweden roundwood and chips stock volumes are traditionally lower, and this year they were especially small. The total stock volume of coniferous saw logs, pulpwood and wood chips came up to ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 16, 2017 10:20

Peru: Regional forestry and wildlife monitoring board

In order to coordinate joint action a Regional Forestry and Wildlife Control and Surveillance Bureau (MRCVFFS) has been established in Ucayali. The new bureau brings together participation of the Regional Government and ten public institutions responsible for sector issues... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 16, 2017 09:51

Russia: sawn timber export value up by 22.72% in Jan-Sep '17

In the first nine months of 2017, Russia increased its sawn timber exports again, both in value and in volume terms , indicate the statistics... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 16, 2017 08:10

Roseburg sells its California timberlands

Roseburg Resources Co. has announced an agreement to sell its California timberlands to a timberland investment vehicle managed by New Forests.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 15, 2017 13:13

Dynamics of the Brazilian timber market discussed at meeting

During a recent joint-meeting of the Brazilian Association of Mechanically-Processed Timber Industry (ABIMCI) and the Paraná State Federation System of Industries (FIEP) timber industry entrepreneurs discussed the dynamics of the Brazilian timber sector... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 15, 2017 12:45

Ilkka Hämälä to become Finnish Forest Industries Federation's chairman

The Board of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF) has elected Ilkka Hämälä, the future President and CEO of Metsä Group, as its Chairman... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • November 15, 2017 12:02

WoodEx Russia opens its gates

The Official Opening Ceremony of 15th International exhibition of equipment and technologies for woodworking and furniture production industries Woodex was held on November 14, at 12:00... [more...]

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