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Esther Mwangi, researcher on gender and forest property rights, dies at 53


Esther Mwangi, an environmentalist, public policy expert, scholar and mentor whose research explored gender and land-rights inequities in relation to natural resources, died on Saturday in a hospital in Nairobi. She was 53. Her family confirmed her death on a commemorative website. A colleague said the cause was complications from cancer. She …

Wood industry urges passage of forestry management bills

wood, forestry, management

The wood industry said it is hoping for the passage of legislation on land and forest management, which it expects to attract investment in the forestry sector from both domestic and foreign sources. “Those bills that have been sitting in Congress for so long (and I hope they are) passed, to encourage investors, foreign or domestic,” …

Loss of jobs and high log prices led to log truckers protest in Vancouver

British Columbia, logging, forestry, job cuts, sawmill closure, Canada, Vancouver, trucks, forestry industry

As many as 200 logging trucks came rumbling through downtown Vancouver on 25 September, bringing to attention the plight of B.C.’s embattled forestry sector to provincial leaders, reported Global News. Government MLAs and the province’s mayors were gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the annual Union of BC Municipalities …

Arauco aims to be carbon neutral by 2020

Arauco, carbon neutral, 2020, greenhouse gas emissions, forestry company, Science Based Targets, climate change, global warming

Arauco announced its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020. The company aims to capture more greenhouse gas emissions than its emissions at a global level, positioning Arauco as the world’s first forestry company to achieve this important goal. In addition to this important milestone, the company announced it will join the Science …

Asian wood demand drives $319m Japan investment in New Zealand

Japan, forestry, timber, Sumitomo

The growing need in emerging markets for building materials and fuel has spurred Japanese trading houses to expand their forestry operations. Sumitomo Corp. plans to spend about 25 billion yen (SGD $319 million) on acquiring more pine forest in New Zealand, one of the Asia-Pacific region's major timber exporters, looking to double its acreage by …

Virtual reality takes children into forestry

forestry, education, Australia

Teachers from across Australia have been given the opportunity to experience and learn about innovative virtual reality (VR) teaching resources developed by ForestLearning, a programme of Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA). The ForestVR toolkit for schools will educate students on the renewable cycle of timber in an immersive and engaging …

South West pine plantations contribute $1014 million to economy

Australia, forestry

More than 3000 hectares of pine seedlings have been planted across Forestry Corporation of NSW plantations in the South West Slopes during the annual winter planting programme. Forestry Corporation’s Operations Scheduler Teresa Baker said around 100 contract staff had been brought on board for planting season, which runs from June to …

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