Sky Rainforest Rescue - the six-year partnership between Sky and WWF – has raised over £9 million to help keep one billion trees standing in the Amazon. Although this rainforest fundraising work concluded last week, Sky and WWF will continue…
Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) announces that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Anthony Forest Products Company located in El Dorado, Arkansas (“AFP") for a purchase price of $93.5 million US which includes approximately $15 million US of working capital.…
UK consumers (76 per cent) want better laws that ensure the legality of wood products on the market in the UK and across Europe, a new survey finds. Major timber-related businesses from the UK  and other EU countries, from producers…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 11:12

Bicycle helmet from the forest

Cellutech has developed a bicycle helmet entirely based on materials from the forest. It is showcased today and is the first product realized from the inspirational project Ekoportal2035, created by Skogsindustrierna. The helmet is a prototype designed and constructed by…
Monday, 21 September 2015 08:31

FSC forests keep growing in Ukraine

During the last year, the area of FSC-certified forest in Ukraine increased by a remarkable 120%. These now comprise 30% of country's total forest – an area of 3,147 million hectares. At the same time, the number of FSC-certified supply…
Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. has announced it has completed the sale of approximately 98,000 acres of timberlands in west-central Florida to Hancock Timber Resource Group for approximately $120 million. “We are pleased to conclude this transaction with Hancock Timber…
Over the past 20 years, Södra has taken a systematic approach to its nature conservation work. These efforts have resulted in voluntarily protected areas with high conservation values and a production forest with growing conservation values. At the same time,…
New Venture Provides Institutions Opportunity to Co-Invest with Plum Creek Directly in Timberland Portfolio Institutional Investors Contribute Cash, Plum Creek to Contribute and Sell Southern Timberland to Venture Valued at $2,150 Per Acre Silver Creek Capital Management to Act as…
UPM's FSC® group certification scheme for private forest owners in Finland has passed a milestone of 100,000 hectares of certified forest. Since 2012, UPM has offered an FSC forest certification service to private forest owners. UPM's FSC group certificate (FSC®…
Finnish MHG Systems’ mobile and internet cloud service www.woodlandmanager.com was launched last week at the Confor Woodland Show at Longleat Estate UK. This real-time planning and management tool brings efficiency and productivity gains directly to forest owners’ and managers’ mobile…
The national forest agencies of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique has signed a historic declaration to jointly combat illegal timber trade in Eastern and Southern Africa, taking a significant step towards addressing this growing driver of forest loss. “WWF…
Thursday, 10 September 2015 10:39

Not clearing but logging

The upcoming Global Forest Resources Assessment – FRA2015 – slated for release on Monday will no doubt reconfirm what many of us have seen with our own eyes: devastating deforestation in the tropics over the past 25 years. Looking forward,…