A new study has revealed that genetically identical forest trees raised in different environments react differently when exposed to drought conditions.
As part of their Royal tour within Canada, Prince William and Kate Milddleton have planted a Eastern Hemlock to commemorate their recent marriage. The tree was planted at Rideau Hall, the home of Canada’s Governor-general in a ceremony that has become traditional for visiting royals.
On the 2nd July 2011 the UN celebrates the 17th International Day of Cooperatives (UNIDC).
The aim of this day of observance is to increase awareness on cooperatives and extend partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other actors, including governments, at local, national and international levels.
ITF have received a very positive annual report from the Cluny Wildlife Trust who are managing the Improvement of Livelihoods of Rural People project on Likoma Island in Malawi.
The Rural Community Forestry Project has submitted a very encouraging interim report. The initiative is managed by Our Lady of Mercy Community Services based in Accra, Ghana and aims to plant 1000 mango trees in community orchards and provide training to local people on planting and cultivation of the trees.
The Independent Panel on Forestry was established on 17 March 2011 by the Secretary of State, Caroline Spelman, to advise government on the future direction of forestry and woodland policy in England and on the role of the Forestry Commission in implementing policy.
The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed every year on 17 June all over the world. The international day of observance is promoted by the United Nations and aims to raise awareness the increasing dangers of desertification, land degradation and drought amongst public and policy makers.
In a recent press release, posted in the run to on World Day to Combat Desertification, June 17, 2011 UN, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has emphasized that the importance of management, conservation and sustainable development of dry forests in combating desertification.
Togo, Nigeria and Ghana have the highest rates of deforestation out of 65 nations, according to a study released today which surveyed a total of 1.66 billion hectares of tropical forest around the world.
Arid zone forests are the “invisible” backbone of humanity’s food security today and must be protected according to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.