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29 May 2012 the Netherlands

Logged tropical forests retain important environmental values

Selectively logged tropical forests retain valuable biodiversity, carbon stocks, and – if well-managed – timber resources. This is the main message of a review just published in Conservation Letters. The authors reviewed over 100 studies in which environmental values and timber stocks of logged forests were quantified. The conclusion goes well beyond the popular view held by environmentalists who insist that strict protection is the only viable form of conservation.

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25 May 2012 Viet Nam

Promoting agarwood-based agroforestry systems in north central provinces of Viet Nam

Agarwood trees (Aquilaria crassna) are commonly used as sources for wood chips, incense and essential oils that need further promotion within agroforestry systems in Viet Nam. They are naturally distributed in the central highlands, north central and the southeastern areas and planted in the north central area, particularly from Ha Tinh to Thua Thien Hue provinces.

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25 May 2012 Viet Nam

Tree-ring study displays effects of climate change

On 13 April 2012, TBI Viet Nam cooperated with Hue University of Agriculture and Rural Development (HUAF) to organize a guest lecture on the “ Effects of climate change on tropical forests: new insights from tree-ring studies,” for lecturers and students of the forestry faculty and staff members of HUAF.

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21 May 2012 DR Congo

PhD defense Salomon Mampeta

The 18th of May 2012 Salomon Mampeta defended his doctoral thesis denominated: “Populations, Power and Conflicts around Forest Concessions in Isangi Territory”. The defense took place at the Tropenbos International office in Kisangani with four committee members from the University of Kisangani (Professors Sengi, Saile, Bolinda et Lipipa) and two committee members from the University of Bordeaux, France (Professors Darbon et Bergeron).

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16 May 2012 Ghana

MSD Platform Successfully Established in Two New Districts

The EU chainsaw milling project has expanded its multi-stakeholder dialogue (MSD) platform to two new forest districts: Tarkwa and Nkwanta.

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15 May 2012 Viet Nam

TBI Viet Nam holds a successful final phase two workshop

TBI Viet Nam held its final workshop of phase two on April 17th, 2012 in Hue, Viet Nam. The overall objective of the workshop was to evaluate the obtained results compiled by TBI Viet Nam, and to introduce the programme’s orientation thru 2016.

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