forestry

 
Coleman steps down from Goldman Sachs
Coleman steps down from Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs sub-Saharan Africa has announced that its chief executive, Colin...
The trouble with indiscriminate tree-planting in Africa
The trouble with indiscriminate tree-planting in Africa
On July 25 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed picked up a spade and started to dig a hole. When he was finished, he gently lowered...
Developing countries like Gabon are finding climate solutions
Developing countries like Gabon are finding climate solutions
When Gabon ratified the 2015 Paris climate agreement, its real work was just beginning. The main challenge was to find ways to conserve the...
Reclaiming Nairobi’s forest
Reclaiming Nairobi’s forest
‘We would collect dead, dumped bodies. Some were decomposing, others were fresh,” said John Chege of his early days policing Nairobi’s urban...
Forestry South Africa
Forestry South Africa
Forestry South Africa (FSA) has launched the Forestry Explained recreational map that provides a glorious guide into the activities and attractions...
Woody plants on the march: Trees and shrubs are encroaching across Africa
Woody plants on the march: Trees and shrubs are encroaching across Africa
Forests are being cleared by humans at an alarming rate. Since 2000,
Does our thirsty forestry industry need a radical rethink about use of resources?
Does our thirsty forestry industry need a radical rethink about use of resources?
We live in the Anthropocene, an epoch dedicated to our control over nature.
Casual forestry workers lose benefits
Casual forestry workers lose benefits
With increasing amounts of labour being casualised in the forestry sector, workers, increasingly employed on a...
Biologists blunt the sting of a tree-killing alien wasp
Biologists blunt the sting of a tree-killing alien wasp
Wasps – some black, others black and orange – are pinned to a board of blue rubber foam. One begins to twitch and you register that some of them...
Sappi to sell Swaziland forest for R1-billion to cut debt
Sappi to sell Swaziland forest for R1-billion to cut debt
Sappi Ltd, the world’s largest maker of glossy paper, will sell 67 000 hectares (165 561 acres) of forest in Swaziland to finance...
Paper producer stops logging in Indonesia after green activism
Paper producer stops logging in Indonesia after green activism
The halt on logging came after fierce campaigning by green groups against the company.
Absolutely Fabi-lous
Absolutely Fabi-lous
South Africa's forestry industry is huge. Pine and eucalyptus plantations in Kwa-Zulu-Natal and Mpumalanga alone contribute R12.3-billion to the...

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