Forestry Industry

Tree plantations

Thailand to allow use of 'economically valuable trees' as collateral for financial loans

Owners of 58 types of ‘economically valuable trees’ will be able to use them as collateral when applying for loans at financial institutions under a new policy, Government spokesperson Narumon Pinyosinwat said on her Facebook page. “This policy was proposed by the Ministry of Commerce as ...

THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

Researchers reconstruct drought variability from teak tree rings in Southern Myanmar

Teak (Tectona grandis) is a tropical, deciduous, broad-leaved tree species indigenous to Southeast Asia. Despite its high dendroclimatological potential, only a few studies have analyzed the relationships between teak ring-width and climate variability in Myanmar. In a study published in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical ...

Zhang Nannan, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Timber-processing plants raided in Kampong Chhnang, Oddar Meanchey

A 39-year-old man was sent to the Oddar Meanchey Provincial Court on Wednesday for operating a timber-processing facility in Trapaing Prasat district’s Trapaing Prasat commune without a permit. Provincial environment department director Phuong Lina said 14 cubic metres of timber was seized from the makeshift workshop. “We ...

Mangrove forest to be planted

An ambitious campaign to plant 100,000 mangrove trees near Kampot province’s coast over nine months has been announced. Eight fishing communities from Trapaing Sangke, Kampong Samaky, Trapaing Ropov, Prek Tnort, Kep Thmey, Toteung Thngai, Koh Kroesna, and Lok districts, civil society organisations, and Kampot provincial authorities ...

Long Kimmarita

Launching submerged forest plantation in Mekong Delta region

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Ca Mau provincial People’s Committee co-organised a ceremony to launch a submerged forest plantation campaign in the Mekong Delta provinces. As part of activities to respond to the ...

Wood veneer exports approaching limit

Wooden veneer, partially-processed timber products have been exported in accordance with the government’s special permission, according to the latest official report. The latest report from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce showed that as of May 19, as many as 12,182 cubic metres of veneer ...

In defining plantations as forest, FAO attracts criticism

What’s in a definition? For some, too much. Nearly 200 organizations have signed an open letter to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, calling for the agency to change how they define “forest” – the very landscape honored today on International Day ...

Deforestation-free commodities represent a major investment opportunity: report

It’s estimated that about 10 percent of global emissions comes from deforestation — meaning we could make considerable progress toward halting climate change simply by keeping what remains of the world’s forests standing. Agricultural commodities — especially beef, palm oil, soy, and pulp and paper ...

Green groups want paper giant to stop using drained peat in Indonesia

International and Indonesian NGOs are calling on the country’s largest paper company to stop using drained peat swamps for industrial agriculture. The practice, which relies on drying out the waterlogged soil so that acacia trees can be planted, has enabled vast new swaths of land ...

New study analyses biggest threats to Southeast Asian biodiversity

Southeast Asia is a global biodiversity hotspot — but with about 4 billion people living in the region, the pressures on that biodiversity are severe. Southeast Asia is a global biodiversity hotspot — but with about 4 billion people living in the region, the pressures on ...

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