Consultation begins on forest carbon measurement approach

15 October 2010

MAF has opened consultation on a proposed new approach for owners of post-1989 forest to more accurately assess the carbon absorbed by their trees.

Forest privatisation comes to the UK

1 November 2010

The UK Government is planning to sell off swathes of publicly-owned forests to help pay down the massive financial deficit that is crippling Britain.

Illegal logging rampant in country (Vietnam): ministry

1 Nov 2010

Illegal deforestation activities are widespread across the nation, says the latest report from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's General Forestry Department.

ERMA toughens MB rules

3 November 2010

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has imposed strict controls on methyl bromide fumigations, including the requirement for recapture of the gas within 10 years.

Have your say on draft FSC NZ standard

4 November 2010

New Zealand is hoping to have an international standard for the management of its plantation forests approved sometime next year.

New sense of purpose for Scion

16 Nov 2010

Scion's new Statement of Core Purpose was issued today by science minister Wayne Mapp. It states that Scion’s purpose is to drive innovation and growth from New Zealand’s forestry, wood product and wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors, to create economic value and contribute to beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.

New Trans-Tasman Timber Design Awards

26 Nov 2010

A new Trans-Tasman Timber Design Award will draw entries from the finalists in the recent Australian and New Zealand national timber design awards, both of which have taken place in the last month.

Another ETS on-line mapping tool

1 December 2010

In its latest Sustainable Forestry Bulletin, MAF has launched an on-line mapping tool for forest owners when making allocation applications for pre-1990 forests. The tool is based on the version available for exemptions and post-1989 applications.