News https://fornis.net/news en FORNESSA Constitution https://fornis.net/content/fornessa-constitution <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FORNESSA Constitution</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/294" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abladesteven</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:26</span> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://fornis.net/sites/default/files/2019-11/FORNESSA_CONSTITUTION_CROSSCHECKEDdocx.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=207432">FORNESSA_CONSTITUTION_CROSSCHECKEDdocx.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>202.57 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forest Products Utilisation and Trade</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Forests and Poverty Alleviation</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:26:59 +0000 abladesteven 776 at https://fornis.net Minutes Of FORNESSA Curitiba Meeting https://fornis.net/content/minutes-fornessa-curitiba-meeting <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Minutes Of FORNESSA Curitiba Meeting</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/294" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abladesteven</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:03</span> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://fornis.net/sites/default/files/2019-11/FORNESSA%20Minutes-2019_Rev2.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=376804">FORNESSA Minutes-2019_Rev2.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>367.97 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forest Products Utilisation and Trade</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Forests and Poverty Alleviation</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:03:38 +0000 abladesteven 775 at https://fornis.net XXV IUFRO World Congress - Call for Abstracts - Deadline Extended https://fornis.net/content/xxv-iufro-world-congress-call-abstracts-deadline-extended <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">XXV IUFRO World Congress - Call for Abstracts - Deadline Extended</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Forest Scientists, Colleagues,</p> <p>We are pleased to inform you that the <strong>Deadline for Abstracts</strong> for the XXV IUFRO Congress in Curitiba, Brazil, 29 September – 5 October 2019, <strong>has been extended to Thursday, 10 January, 2019</strong>!</p> <p>Abstracts may address any aspect of forest research, but preference will be given to abstracts addressing one of the Congress technical sessions. Abstracts not associated with a technical session may be assigned to a general poster session.</p> <p>In order to submit your abstract, please take the following steps, detailed at <a href="http://iufro2019.com/abstracts-submission/">http://iufro2019.com/abstracts-submission/</a>:</p> <ul> <li>Consult the list of sessions at <a href="http://iufro2019.com/technical-sessions/">http://iufro2019.com/technical-sessions/</a>;</li> <li>Register for the Congress at <a href="https://registration.galoa.com.br/en/realm/iufro-2019">https://registration.galoa.com.br/en/realm/iufro-2019</a>. Please note that you need to register for the Congress already now, but payment for your registration may be made until 31 May 2019;</li> <li>Submit your abstract at <a href="https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/792/submission">https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/792/submission</a> (find detailed instructions there). Please note that abstracts may be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese.</li> </ul> <p>Authors are limited to <strong>a maximum of two abstracts as presenting author</strong>. All abstracts will be reviewed for scientific rigour and relevance to Congress themes, and may be assigned to oral or poster presentations. The Congress will feature digital as well as static poster displays to ensure high visibility for poster presentations.</p> <p>Abstracts will be accepted until <strong>10 January 2019</strong>, but authors are encouraged to submit abstracts as early as possible. Authors will be advised if their presentation is accepted by <strong>28 February 2019</strong>. Early advice of abstract acceptance is possible if requested (e.g., for funding applications), but the presentation mode will not be confirmed until the end of February.<br />                 </p> <p>We are looking forward to receiving your excellent and numerous abstracts!</p> <p> Alexander Buck<br /> <em>Executive Director of IUFRO </em></p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/294" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abladesteven</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/26/2018 - 21:36</span> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forest Products Utilisation and Trade</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Forests and Poverty Alleviation</a> Wed, 26 Dec 2018 21:36:57 +0000 abladesteven 764 at https://fornis.net XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019: Call for Sessions is Open! https://fornis.net/content/xxv-iufro-world-congress-2019-call-sessions-open <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019: Call for Sessions is Open!</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Deadline for proposals: 1 August 2018</strong></p> <p>The Congress Scientific Committee invites submission of session proposals for the 2019 IUFRO World Congress. In keeping with the spirit of the Congress title – Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development ‐ the Congress Scientific Committee is developing a program that will highlight the contributions that forest science is making to address the significant environmental, social and economic challenges facing our world. The Congress program will reflect the forest science community’s diverse contributions across the full range of natural and social science disciplines, with special emphasis on key issues and research areas identified in IUFRO’s 2015‐2019 Strategy (<a href="https://www.iufro.org/discover/strategy/">https://www.iufro.org/discover/strategy/</a>)</p> <p> </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 05/30/2018 - 20:10</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-resources field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Associated resources</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Download full instructions for the call of sessions proposal</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://fornis.net/sites/default/files/2018-05/2019%20IUFRO_Call%20for%20Session%20Proposals.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=968448">2019 IUFRO_Call for Session Proposals.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>945.75 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-nsource field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News source</div> <div class="field__item">www.iufro2019.com/</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forest Products Utilisation and Trade</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Forests and Poverty Alleviation</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/436" hreflang="en">IUFRO</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/810" hreflang="en">Congress</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/811" hreflang="en">Brazil</a> Wed, 30 May 2018 20:10:40 +0000 sbritwum 739 at https://fornis.net IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative https://fornis.net/content/iufro-efi-young-scientists-initiative <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">The IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative (YSI), launched at the IUFRO 125<sup>th</sup> Anniversary Congress, is the latest collaboration between IUFRO and the European Forest Institute (EFI). It will offer grants for short scientific visits starting from 2018. </span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">An opportunity for five young scientists from Africa, Asia and Latin America to conduct collaborative research in Europe as of 2018 is now available. The YSI will entail a short scientific visit to be hosted by a European forest science organization where the grantee will work on a scientific collaboration with another European scientist. </span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">IUFRO and EFI are offering EUR 5 000 per grantee. There are five positions available now and the application period will close on the 31st of December 2017. </span></p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/281" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rprueller</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:48</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-contactinfo field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact info</div> <div class="field__item"><p>For more information please see: <a href="//www.iufro.org/science/special/spdc/ysi/"> http://www.iufro.org/science/special/spdc/ysi/</a></p> <p>and contact the Secretary of the Selection Committee, Mr Daniel Boehnke (boehnke(at)iufro.org) if you have any questions.</p> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/807" hreflang="en">young scientists</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/436" hreflang="en">IUFRO</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/808" hreflang="en">EFI</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/809" hreflang="en">scientific visit</a> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:48:16 +0000 rprueller 734 at https://fornis.net Buyers, producers seek ways to promote legal timber amid rising domestic demand in Ghana https://fornis.net/content/buyers-producers-seek-ways-promote-legal-timber-amid-rising-domestic-demand-ghana <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Buyers, producers seek ways to promote legal timber amid rising domestic demand in Ghana</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>(FAO-EU FLEGT Programme News 24/11/17) Timber buyers and producers in Ghana discussed how to ensure a reliable supply of legal timber against a backdrop of rising domestic demand as well as a new public procurement policy. Participants at a recent workshop in Accra — which included a three-day visit to timber producers, processing companies and associations — also considered how to develop networks and increase support for adoption of the Timber Public Procurement Policy in Ghana. The present version is still awaiting Cabinet approval.</p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/281" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rprueller</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:50</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-contactinfo field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact info</div> <div class="field__item"><p><a href="http://www.fao.org/in-action/eu-fao-flegt-programme/news-events/news-details/en/c/1069465/">http://www.fao.org/in-action/eu-fao-flegt-programme/news-events/news-details/en/c/1069465/</a></p> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forest Products Utilisation and Trade</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/806" hreflang="en">timber supply</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/683" hreflang="en">FlEGT</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/89" hreflang="en">ghana</a> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:50:39 +0000 rprueller 733 at https://fornis.net Madagascar - The fragmented forests of Madagascar https://fornis.net/content/madagascar-fragmented-forests-madagascar <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Madagascar - The fragmented forests of Madagascar</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>(KGOU 26/11/2017) The Earth's forests are getting smaller. As they do, they're also changing shape - from big expanses of trees to smaller forest fragments separated by roads or farmland. That's making life a struggle for many plants and animals. And in Madagascar, conservationists are beginning to ask the question, how small a forest fragment is too small?</p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/281" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rprueller</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:48</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-contactinfo field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact info</div> <div class="field__item"><p><a href="http://kgou.org/post/fragmented-forests-madagascar ">http://kgou.org/post/fragmented-forests-madagascar </a></p> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/804" hreflang="en">fragmented forest</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/805" hreflang="en">Madagascar</a> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:48:01 +0000 rprueller 732 at https://fornis.net Zimbabwe - Communicating forest governance for children in developing countries https://fornis.net/content/zimbabwe-communicating-forest-governance-children-developing-countries <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Zimbabwe - Communicating forest governance for children in developing countries</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As we grapple with the scourge of climate change, world-wide forest destruction, plunder and droughts, our forests in the developing world are also not being spared. It is now time to have a paradigm shift and focus our attention more in capacitating and empowering our children for sustainable forest governance techniques, necessary for the future protection of the forests and trees in order to sustain their lives. (News date 27/11/2017)</p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/281" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rprueller</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:42</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-contactinfo field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact info</div> <div class="field__item"><p><a href="https://www.newsday.co.zw/2017/11/communicating-forest-governance-children-developing-countries/ ">https://www.newsday.co.zw/2017/11/communicating-forest-governance-children-developing-countries/ </a></p> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/391" hreflang="en">forest governance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/803" hreflang="en">Zimbabwe</a> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:42:01 +0000 rprueller 731 at https://fornis.net Nigeria backs land restoration with 4-million-hectare pledge https://fornis.net/content/nigeria-backs-land-restoration-4-million-hectare-pledge <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Nigeria backs land restoration with 4-million-hectare pledge</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Johannesburg, November 29, 2017 - Nigeria has pledged to restore 4 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 as part of the AFR100 Initiative and Bonn Challenge, signalling the continuing drive across Africa to bring back productivity to its land.</p> <p>Twenty-six nations across the continent have now committed to restore more than 84 million ha of degraded land to the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (<a href="http://afr100.org/">http://afr100.org/</a>) and the Bonn Challenge (<a href="http://www.bonnchallenge.org/">http://www.bonnchallenge.org/</a>), a global effort to restore 150 million ha by 2020 and 350 million ha of land by 2030 - spurring climate resilience, job growth and more.</p> <p>Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) is a major priority for Nigeria. The country boasts Africa’s largest economy, though is facing widespread deforestation driven by rapid urban development and population growth.</p> <p>Mr Bananda Aliyu, Director, Drought and Desertification Amelioration Department at the Federal Ministry of Environment in Nigeria, said, “Nigeria is happy to be associated with the AFR100 initiative and Bonn Challenge. We are committed to restoring degraded forests to improve citizens’ livelihoods through food security, poverty alleviation, a sustainable environment and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.</p> <p>“Our government understands the environmental benefits of restoring degraded forest landscapes and hopes to meet its Nationally Determined Contributions, Land Degradation Neutrality targets and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of Nigeria.”</p> <p>Mamadou Diakhite, Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM) Team Leader at the NEPAD Agency, home to the AFR100 Secretariat, said, “We are honoured to have Nigeria as part of the AFR100 initiative and applaud the Government of Nigeria for this exciting commitment. Indeed, political will for restoration has never been stronger.</p> <p>“Restoration is widely understood as a key strategy to meet climate change, desertification, biodiversity and sustainable development goals in Africa, and to secure vital food, water, and energy resources.”</p> <p>Sean DeWitt, Director of the Global Restoration Initiative at World Resources Institute (WRI), adds, “We are thrilled Nigeria will join the many other African nations collectively building momentum in restoration, through AFR100.</p> <p>“The country has already taken bold steps to halt land degradation and desertification, demonstrating its leadership through the Land Degradation Neutrality process and the Great Green Wall initiative. I look forward to the significant role which Nigeria will play in the partnership.”</p> <p>Nearly a third of Nigerians rely on the agricultural industry for their income, and over three-quarters of the country’s land is used for agriculture. Desertification in its Sahel region now threatens the livelihoods of some 40 million people in rural Nigeria.</p> <p>To combat this, the Nigerian government has spent 20 years implementing sustainable land use and forestry policies. Earlier this year, the country formally committed to achieving land degradation neutrality by 2030, to achieve healthy and productive land. Nigeria’s 4-million-hectare commitment will build on these efforts, and contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal to support life on land.</p> <p>Forests in Africa still cover around 700 million hectares (7 million square kilometres) of land. According to the Global Land Outlook (<a href="https://global-land-outlook.squarespace.com/the-outlook/#the-bokk">https://global-land-outlook.squarespace.com/the-outlook/#the-bokk) </a>of the UNCCD, over a third of this is showing signs of increasing productivity, signalling that forest protection and tree planting projects have made some progress in the last 10 to 15 years.  </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/281" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rprueller</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:14</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-contactinfo field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact info</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Teko Nhlapo<a href="mailto:tekoh@nepad.org">  - tekoh@nepad.org</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.afr100.org/">www.afr100.org</a></p> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/802" hreflang="en">Nigeria</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/761" hreflang="en">Forest landscape restoration</a> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:14:13 +0000 rprueller 730 at https://fornis.net 24 African countries restore 100 million ha of land by 2030 https://fornis.net/content/24-african-countries-restore-100-million-ha-land-2030-0 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">24 African countries restore 100 million ha of land by 2030</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>By 2030, 24 African countries pledge to restore 100 million hectares of land. To some, this might sound like utopia. For us, it is reality, and *it.is.happening*!</p> <p>Read more about this amazing initiative:</p> <p>in English: <a href="http://www.afr100.org/content/africa-takes-action-advance-landscape-restoration-goals">http://www.afr100.org/content/africa-takes-action-advance-landscape-restoration-goals</a></p> <p>en français: <a href="http://www.afr100.org/fr/content/l%E2%80%99afrique-se-mobilise-pour-atteindre-ses-objectifs-de-restauration-des-paysages">http://www.afr100.org/fr/content/l%E2%80%99afrique-se-mobilise-pour-atteindre-ses-objectifs-de-restauration-des-paysages</a></p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/281" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rprueller</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:25</span> <div class="field field--name-field-nsource field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News source</div> <div class="field__item">http://www.landscapes.org/afr100/ #AFR100</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/735" hreflang="en">landscape restoration</a> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:25:46 +0000 rprueller 728 at https://fornis.net