The global forest products industry is slowly recovering from the economic crisis, with the Asia-Pacific region and particularly China taking the lead.

In the 14 years since the first Asia-Pacific Forestry Sector Outlook Study was completed in 1998, the region has experienced tremendous change in nearly every aspect. These changes have been particularly profound in the forestry sector, especially in the context of increasing demands and expectations of society on forests and forestry.

The forestry sector’s contribution to poverty alleviation in Asia and the Pacific is of great importance owing to the high prevalence of poverty in forested areas. Obstacles to reducing poverty through forestry are many.

This tenth edition of the State of the World's Forests by FAO, says that forests have a major role to play in the transition to a new, greener economy and governments must ensure effective programmes and policies for sustainable forest management.

Facts and Trends: Forests, forest products, carbon & energy is a new report developed by the WBCSD Forest Solutions Group and NCASI. The report is highlighting the key role forests and forest products play in furthering sustainable solutions in a resource constrained world.

Itanagar: The National Mission on Bamboo Application (NMBA) has assured Arunachal Pradesh to provide fund for establishment of bamboo-based small scale industry in the State.

The assurance was given by NMBA Director in-charge and Mission Co-ordinator Ajay Kumar to newly appointed vice-chairman of Bamboo Development Board of Arunachal Pradesh, Yora Tagung in New Delhi on Tuesday, official sources informed here today.

This document published by Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation cell, Goverment of Gujarat is a comprehensive compilation of major statistical facts about various aspects of forest. It also contains details of wildlife sanctuaries & national parks in the state.

Guwahati, April 17: Dispur will carry out a concerted and coordinated drive against illegal saw mills between the last week of April and the first week of May as part of its effort to preserve the

This roadmap attempts to lay out the future of the forest fibre industry and its potential to meet future consumer demands, stay competitive and deliver a CO2 emission reduction. This initiative addresses the European Commission roadmap, which modeled an overall industrial reduction of 80% in CO2 by 2050.

Pact to preserve vast swathe of wilderness faces reluctance from industry and resistance from native groups.

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