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Value-adding alien tree species left out of new act's scope
27 August, 2014
Farmer's Weekly

New legislation concerning alien tree species received mixed reaction from the timber industry. Many role players are still studying the potential implications of recently released lists of alien and invasive species.

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Species integrity in trees
26 August, 2014
Molecular Ecology
A commentary entitled Species integrity in trees (Ortiz-Barrientos & Baack 2014) in today's issue of Molecular Ecology. For those with an interest in tree breeding, species and hybrids.  read more
New publication on biological agent for Leptocybe invasa
19 August, 2014
FABI
A new publication from FABI that appeared this week on the biological agent for Leptocybe invasa. This study provides the first basic data on the biology of the ectoparasitoid S. neseri, which was essential to understand before its application and release as biological control agent. read more
Forest Stewardship Council Re-Associates with Danzer Group
14 August, 2014
FSC
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) announced today that it decided to lift the disassociation from the Danzer Group, after independent verification confirmed that the company had met the criteria required by FSC. read more
FAQ's - Climate Change
14 August, 2014
Sappi
Forests and plantation mitigate climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its fifth climate assessment report in September 2013, confirming speculation that human activities are the main cause of climate change. The report suggests that Temperatures are likely to rise by 0.3-4.8C by the end of the century. read more
Statement by the Department of Environmental Affairs on published alien and invasive species regulations
14 August, 2014
Department of Environmental Affairs
Press release on the alien invasive regulations by Minister Molewa of the DEA (Department of Environmental Affairs). read more
NEMBA AIS regulations published
14 August, 2014
FABI
The NEMBA (National Biodiversity Management Act) regulations were published in the Government Gazette on the the 1st August and they come into effect on the 1st of October. read more
Lest we not cut down all the trees
5 August, 2014
Lest we not cut down all the trees
15km2 of rain forest dissapears every minute.    
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