Month: February 2017

virgin Amazonian rainforest

The Amazon rainforest lost its virginity millenia ago

Recently, drones have become very helpful in forest practices. This time, drones not only helped scientists to discover a new ‘Stonhenge’ in the Amazonian rainforest, but helped also to understand the forestry practices of prehistoric settlers in this area. Ecologists can be a bit shocked, as this discovery reverses assumptions that the rainforest ecosystem has been untouched by humans for millenia.

degraded miombo in Tanzania
International Forestry

The forest sector in Tanzania

Tanzania (Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar) is among the richest countries in terms of biodiversity and other natural resources. In this post, Greyson Z. Nyamoga tell us more about forest sector in Tanzania. If you are a forest geek, and you are planning to visit Tanzania soon, definitely this post will help you to understand better the forestry and wood industry in such a beutiful country as Tanzania. Enjoy!


Protected areas in the world’s ecoregions: How well connected are they?

Protected areas (PAs) are the main instrument for biodiversity conservation, which has triggered the development of numerous indicators and assessments on their coverage, performance and efficiency. The connectivity of the PA networks at a global scale has however been much less explored; previous studies have either focused on particular regions of the world or have only considered some types of PAs.

państwowe instytucje leśne

How to evaluate state forest institutions?

Have you ever thought how to evaluate state forest institutions in your home countries? Researchers from Poland, Serbia and Germany have used a forest policy model to evaluate the activity of State Forests and Ministry of Environment in Poland. Read more what they have found, and think how such a study can be applied to state forest institutions in your home country. 

job alert

JOB ALERT: Professor of Forest Economics in Sweden

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala. Would you like to join this rapidly developing university and become a professor in forest economics? If the answer is yes, and you meet position requirements, then don’t wait, and apply right now!

wood industry mapping the course

What can wood industry expect in North America, in 2017?

Recently, I had an opportunity to participate in 4th Annual Conference “Mapping the Course”, organized by Western Forestry and Conservation Association and Wood Resources International in Vancouver in the State of Washington. The main idea, behind this cyclical conferences, was to discuss timberlands, wood industry, forest products, processing and fiber issues for 2017 in North America.