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New Forests to acquire Tasmanian plantations from Norske Skog

11-02-2020
Australia, New Forests, Tasmania, Norske Skog, timber, forestry, plantation, pine, sustainability

Australia-based international forestry investor New Forests has agreed to purchase the Tasmanian plantations of a local subsidiary of Norwegian pulp and paper company Norske Skog. The purchase includes a net plantation area of more than 18,000 hectares of radiata pine in the south of Tasmania and an agreement for timber sales to the Boyer Mill, …

Ghana see decline in wood product exports in 2019

10-02-2020
Timber Export Development Division of the Forestry Commission, TIDD, Ghana, wood products, exports

Ghana's total export volumes from January to November 2019 stood at 280,223 cubic metres and export earnings were euro 140.74 million (USD 154.13 million). However, exports were down 24,152 cu.m (-8%) and euro 32.18 million (-19%) when compared to the same period in 2018, reported ITTO. Ghana’s export statistics from January to November …

Timbeter closes $1 million seed round to fuel expansion in Southeast Asia and Latin America

05-02-2020
Timbeter, seeding round, funding, digitalisation, expansion, Southeast Asia, Latin America, forestry management, logistics, forestry operations, forestry value chain, digital data exchange, timber measurement, reporting platform

Estonian company Timbeter, whose solutions help the forestry sector adopt digital technology to optimise transparency and efficiency in forestry management, has raised $1 million in its seed round. The seed round was led by TMT Investments, the venture investing company listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Tallinn-based company developed a …

Continued efforts needed to improve Indonesia’s legal forestry management

06-01-2020
Indonesia, timber production, report, monitor strengthening, independent forestry monitoring network, timber legality verification system, SVLK, effective, VPA implementation, JURnal Celebes

Indonesia’s civil society organisation, Jurnal Celebes recently released a report "Strengthening Indonesia’s Independent Forestry Monitoring Network to Ensure a Credible Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) and Effective VPA Implementation", reported ITTO. Between October 2018 and December 2019, Jurnal Celebes monitored the …

Södra, IKEA and Linnaeus University partner to promote forestry

02-01-2020
Södra, IKEA, Linnaeus University, long term, investment, research, education, promotion, forestry, forest products

Södra and IKEA of Sweden are now partnering with Linnaeus University in a unique long-term and strategic investment in research and education to promote forestry and the forest industry. The partnership will gather expertise in forest management, ecology, social sustainability, economics and the raw material’s properties and uses under …

Forest and Wood Products Australia launches new website

19-12-2019
Forest and Wood Products Australia, new website, online store, The Ultimate Renewable, forestry, sustainable, narrative

Forest and Wood Products Australia has launched a new website and online store for The Ultimate Renewable where the industry and public can access information on the environmental and social advantages of forestry and wood, reported by Australia’s Timber & Forest enews. The website showcases forestry’s sustainable narrative, …

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