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Forests, rangelands and climate change in southern Africa.
29 October, 2013
CSIR
FAO in collaboration with CSIR, with the support of the Government of Belgium, released a forests and climate change working paper, titled ‘Forests, Rangelands and Climate Change in Southern Africa.' read more
Communicating climate information for decision-making
29 October, 2013
CSIR
The USAID-funded project was designed to build capacity among the SADC member states in understanding information on climate impact and risk in the context of early-warning strategies and planning. read more
Fungus threatens to wipe out jacarandas
29 October, 2013
Pretoria News
Pretoria faces a future without its famed jacaranda trees, as a deadly fungus, which has been eating away at their roots for some time now, slowly attacks them. read more
White grubs needed
28 October, 2013
FABI & TPCP
Remember to let us know of any high white grub infestations in plantation areas. read more
Course: Veld Fire Management – Suppression I: The Initial Attack Fire Boss
24 October, 2013
Forestry Solutions
Forestry Solutions and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University will be presenting an accredited Initial Attack Fire Boss Course for natural resource managers, fire managers, farmers, disaster managers and their contractors. read more
Release of biological control for the Eucalyptus bronze bug
22 October, 2013
Cleruchoides noackae, a biological control agent for the Eucalyptus bronze bug, Thaumastocoris peregrinus, was released simultaneously in Limpopo, around the Tzaneen area, in Kwazulu-Natal Midlands, and around Pietermaritzburg & Richmond. read more
Agenda for the FSA Fire Workshop – 4th November 2013
18 October, 2013
Forestry South Africa
Agenda for the upcoming FSA Fire Workshop with directions to Ascot Inn, Pietermaritzburg. read more
National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004
8 October, 2013
FSA
In July this year, the Department of Environmental Affairs published the alien and invasive species regulations.  These regulations have evolved over the last nine years, with dedicated input from many stakeholders, including Forestry South Africa (FSA). read more
Causes, consequences and solutions to baboon induced damage within commercial plantations in southern Africa
8 October, 2013
FSA
This document is a summary of proceedings for a symposium and workshop held on 23 and 24 April
2012 to address the issues related to the damage caused by baboons in commercial forestry
plantations in southern Africa. read more
BBC News: Trees in ancient forest are felled
8 October, 2013
BBC News
The felling of diseased trees across an area the size of around 300 football pitches is taking place at Wales' largest ancient woodland. read more
Lecture: ‘Global Tree Health: can we rise above the gathering storm?’
8 October, 2013
University of Pretoria
Invitation to attend the 13th lecture in the UP Expert Lecture Series, ‘GLOBAL TREE HEALTH: CAN WE RISE ABOVE THE GATHERING STORM? presented by Prof. Mike Wingfield. read more
New fire management qualification instituted at NMMU
3 October, 2013
NMMU
NMMU's George campus at Saasveld has added a new qualification -in fire management- to its set of offerings. NMMU has 6 campuses, with the Saasveld campus specifically focusing on the environment, business and management, which are deemed as key issues in sustainable development by the university. read more
Grasslands Programme Sustainability Planning Report
3 October, 2013
Grasslands
This document describes the output of a process of sustainability planning undertaken by the Grasslands Programme. It describes the broad achievements of the Programme and the investment case for sustaining the gains made. It identifies the key strategies through these were made and which make up the strategic areas that need to be addressed...  read more
FSA National Fire Awareness Workshop - 4th November 2013
2 October, 2013
Forestry South Africa
The inaugural FSA National Fire Awareness Worshop will be held in Pietermaritzburg on the 4th November 2013. Please click here for more information. read more

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