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Regenerative supply chains to help repair the planet
9 July, 2021
Chep
While sustainability is a noble and worthwhile business strategy, after decades of exploitation, and accelerating climate change, our ideal goal should be to put back into nature more than we take out, writes Hermann Haupt, vice president, Sub-Saharan Africa for CHEP. read more
Forests on caffeine: coffee waste can boost forest recovery
28 June, 2021
Forests on caffeine: coffee waste can boost forest recovery
A new study finds that coffee pulp, a waste product of coffee production, can be used to speed up tropical forest recovery on post agricultural land. The findings are published in the British Ecological Society journal Ecological Solutions and Evidence. read more
Rapid Detection of Pine Pathogens Lecanosticta acicola, Dothistroma pini and D. septosporum on Needles by Probe-Based LAMP Assays
21 June, 2021
FABI
Needle blights are serious needle fungal diseases affecting pines both in natural and productive forests. Among needle blight agents, the ascomycetes Lecanosticta acicola, Dothistroma pini and D. septosporum are of particular concern. read more
The Asteroid That Killed the Dinosaurs Created the Amazon Rain Forest
9 June, 2021
Asteroid
Dinosaur and fossil aficionados are intimately familiar with the meteorite strike that drove Tyrannosaurus rex and all nonavian dinosaurs to extinction around 66 million years ago. But it is often overlooked that the impact also wiped out entire ecosystems. read more
Leaders make bold climate pledges, but is it ‘all just smoke and mirrors?’: Critics
8 June, 2021
MongaBay
World leaders took turns on Earth Day pledging increased ambition to battle climate change during President Joe Biden's virtual Leaders Summit on Climate. But environmentalists - weary of gaping policy loopholes, conservation lapses. read more
World Environment Day 2021: Celebrating Sappi’s role in restoring ecosystems
4 June, 2021
Sappi
#GenerationRestoration. That's the theme for this year's World Environment Day which also marks the launch of the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration. It's a theme that has particular resonance for Sappi, given that our strong belief that responsible forestry plays a key role... read more
Global forest loss increased in 2020
18 May, 2021
MongaBay
No one was sure exactly what near-term impact the global pandemic would have the world's forests in 2020. Some expected lockdowns and economic shocks to dampen deforestation rates; others thought surging asset prices, government stimulus programs, diminished environmental law enforcement read more
8 reasons we need to protect our forests
6 May, 2021
8 reasons we need to protect our forests
From cleaning the air we breathe, to providing food we eat and the medicines we take when we're ill, it can be easy to forget the range of ways forests touch on our everyday lives.About 1.6 billion people - including over 2,000 indigenous cultures - rely on forests for their livelihoods. read more
Forest for Thieves: Why Illegal Harvesting of South Sudanese Teak Leaves Nothing for the People
4 May, 2021
Forest for Thieves
In order to meet the enormous demand, India is importing more and more wood from other countries for processing into "Indian" furniture or other objects. Teak is a popular wood but difficult to obtain and whenever a fertile source of teak is restricted by international regulations. read more
Minister Barbara Creecy launches South Africa’s Nationally Determined Contribution
13 April, 2021
Minister Barbara Creecy launches South Africa’s  Nationally Determined Contribution
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy, officially launched South Africa's updated draft Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for public consultation during a virtual stakeholder session on 31 March 2021.  read more