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Expansion of oil palm plantations into forests appears to be changing local diets in Indonesia
19 October, 2018
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When Rosalina Heni is not working in the rice paddy fields in Ribang Kadeng village in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan, she gathers vegetables in the surrounding forest for her family to eat. By contrast, in nearby Sekadu Village... read more
What southern Africa needs to do to manage rising temperatures
18 October, 2018
What southern Africa needs to do to manage rising temperatures
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a special report outlining what would need to be done to keep the world from warming up by more than 1.5°C. That target level came from deliberations in 2010, with countries around the world setting 1.5 degrees. read more
Shell boss says mass reforestation needed to limit temperature rises to 1.5C
16 October, 2018
Shell boss says mass reforestation needed to limit temperature rises to 1.5C
The boss of Shell has said a huge tree-planting project the size of the Amazon rainforest would be needed to meet a tougher global warming target, as he argued more renewable energy alone would not be enough.Ben van Beurden said it would be a major challenge to limit temperature... read more
Species-rich forests store twice as much carbon as monocultures
12 October, 2018
Species-rich forests store twice as much carbon as monocultures
Halle (Saale), Germany/Zurich, Switzerland/Beijing, China. Species-rich subtropical forests can take up, on average, twice as much carbon as monocultures. This has been reported by an international research team in the professional journal Science. read more
Conflicting Data: How Fast Is the World Losing its Forests?
11 October, 2018
Conflicting Data: How Fast Is the World Losing its Forests?
The latest UN report on climate says reducing deforestation is crucial to slowing global warming. But researchers must first reconcile two contradictory sets of statistics on tree loss in order to determine whether promises made by nations to protect and restore forests are on target. read more
Talk and walk with tree fundi
5 October, 2018
Talk and walk with tree fundi
RENOWNED botanist and author, Prof Eugene Moll, will a talk on A Greater Maputaland Transfrontier Park on Monday, 17 September at Durban Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, John Zikhali Road (formerly Sydenham Road). read more
CoJ takes steps to minimise impact of polyphagous shot hole borer
5 October, 2018
CoJ takes steps to minimise impact of polyphagous shot hole borer
Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) investigated infections noted in street trees as well as in trees planted in parks and open spaces. A task team engaged with a number of tree and insect specialists, including academics, entomologists and arbor culturists. read more
Lessons learned from centuries of indigenous forest management
4 October, 2018
Lessons learned from centuries of indigenous forest management
Over centuries, even millennia, indigenous communities have developed interdependent systems of agriculture and forestry that are uniquely suited to the ecological requirements of the land they inhabit. Yet even today, said Charles M. Peters. read more
Tiny beetle is killing SA's trees – and nothing can stop it
27 September, 2018
Tiny beetle is killing SA's trees – and nothing can stop it
A beetle smaller than a sesame seed is killing huge trees throughout South Africa, and little can be done to stop it. The polyphagous shot hole borer, a native of southeast Asia no bigger than 2mm, has found its way to South Africa and is infesting trees at an alarming rate. read more
Forestry managers fight fire with flora
27 September, 2018
Forestry managers fight fire with flora
On July 23, a wildfire broke out near the Greek coastal village of Mati, east of Athens. The fire spread rapidly, fanned by 70mph winds and fuelled by the parched vegetation and pine trees. At least 88 people lost their lives. read more

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