FAO, AFD project to boost sustainable wildlife management, food security in southern Africa
FAO, AFD project to boost sustainable wildlife management, food security in southern Africa

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the French Development Agency has launched a new 3.5 million Euro project to improve sustainable wildlife management and food security in the world's largest terrestrial transfrontier conservation area...

9 Feb 2021

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities
New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programmes and funding.

By Trevor Gareth Jones 15 Jan 2021

Demand for meat is driving deforestation in Brazil - changing the soy industry could stop it
Demand for meat is driving deforestation in Brazil - changing the soy industry could stop it

Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country...

By Angela Guerrero and Malika Virah-Sawmy 4 Jan 2021

Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: Learning more about it is urgent
Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: Learning more about it is urgent

Healthy soils are vital for food, biodiversity, and a healthy planet, but this below-ground world is often overlooked. The launch of the State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity Report highlights this...

By Charlene Janion-Scheepers 10 Dec 2020

The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewable
The wooden economy and the world's ultimate renewable

As a sustainably farmed resource that stores carbon, wood is increasingly being used not only in the built environment for houses and high-rises but also for its cellulose, lignin and sugars...

3 Dec 2020

Eco-friendly charcoal production to boost SA's water security
Eco-friendly charcoal production to boost SA's water security

The global outcry against the use of braai charcoal produced from rainforest trees, which leads to devastating forest degradation primarily in South American and African countries, is boosting the demand and production of eco-friendly charcoal...

20 Nov 2020

Bill promoting transformation in environmental sector before parliament
Bill promoting transformation in environmental sector before parliament

The National Council of Provinces is considering the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, which promotes transformation in the environmental sector...

17 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Global forest sector: Providing solutions for pandemic recovery
Global forest sector: Providing solutions for pandemic recovery

In its statement released in Rome, Italy today, the Advisory Committee of Sustainable Forest-based Industries referenced the essential role that forestry and forest products have played during the pandemic - and how they can help drive much-needed economic recovery...

9 Oct 2020

Nedbank, Boland Trees for Bees to safeguard honeybees
Nedbank, Boland Trees for Bees to safeguard honeybees

In a bid to alleviate the impact of climate change, major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, Nedbank Agriculture Western Cape has committed to planting 100 trees annually in line with the objectives of the Boland Trees for Bees Pledge Fund...

7 Oct 2020

Responsible travel company joins the Treevolution with Greenpop
Responsible travel company joins the Treevolution with Greenpop

Jumbari Family Safaris has partnered with Greenpop the not-for-profit forest restoration and urban greening organisation in an effort to promote sustainable travel by decreasing traveler's carbon footprint when traveling to Africa...

30 Sep 2020

Nespresso commits to carbon neutral coffee by 2023
Nespresso commits to carbon neutral coffee by 2023

Nespresso has been carbon neutral across its business operations since 2017, and now commits to achieving full carbon neutrality across its supply chain and product life cycle...

18 Sep 2020

Young women encouraged to take up careers in forestry
Young women encouraged to take up careers in forestry

Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Deputy Minister, Makhotso Sotyu, has encouraged women, particularly young women, to take up careers in the forestry sector...

31 Aug 2020

A palm oil plantation in Malaysia. (Shutterstock)
How our food choices cut into forests and put us closer to viruses

Forests provide an essential buffer between people and wildlife - and the viruses they carry. Global agriculture is destroying forests, harming biodiversity and may be putting human life at risk...

24 Aug 2020

Are young trees or old forests more important for slowing climate change?
Are young trees or old forests more important for slowing climate change?

The age of a forest can influence how effectively it offsets our emissions...

By Tom Pugh 31 Jul 2020

SA leg of Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award launched
SA leg of Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award launched

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) has launched the local leg of the Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award...

29 Jul 2020

Positive weather conditions help lift agriculture GDP output
Positive weather conditions help lift agriculture GDP output

The latest GDP update from Statistics South Africa shows an impressive rebound in agriculture forestry and fishing industry sector fortunes for the first quarter of 2020...

By Paul Makube 1 Jul 2020

Forestry, paper sector builds back a better future for SA's youth
Forestry, paper sector builds back a better future for SA's youth

The effect of Covid-19 and lockdown on children and youngsters have been a case for debate and study, from lack of access to data or devices for online learning to the mental health issues. It has also stirred many sectors not to "go back to normal" but to "build back better"...

19 Jun 2020

Why plantations are not green deserts
Why plantations are not green deserts

Ahead of the United Nations' International Day of Forests on 21 March, Forestry South Africa research and protection director Dr Ronald Heath talks about how the commercial forestry industry is leading the way in conserving and rehabilitating areas of high biodiversity value. He also challenges people to think differently about plantations...

By Dr Ronald Heath 19 Mar 2020

Destroying Nigeria's riverside forests is bad for the freshwater ecosystem
Destroying Nigeria's riverside forests is bad for the freshwater ecosystem

Population growth and attendant human activities are destroying a freshwater ecosystem...

By Emmanuel O. Akindele 11 Mar 2020



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