Forestry

Forestry and Timberland Alternative Investment News and Insights
canada forestry investment

Canada’s forestry industry is the “lifeblood” of the country’s economy and it should not be overlooked in favour of newer sectors, experts and business leaders gathering at a forestry convention have said. Delegates at the Council of Forest Industries conference in Vancouver heard that Canada’s natural resources are underappreciated and

sustainable forestry management

Issuing a warning about the impact of human activity such as the use of woodfuel on the world’s forests, the United Nations (UN) Department for Economic and Social Affairs and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have called for better wood-energy conversion technologies and more sustainable management of the world’s

Marlborough region New Zealand

Marlborough, the largest wine-growing region in New Zealand, is seeing booming investment in its forestry plantations and vineyard land as wine producers spend millions buying-up tracts of land there. According to New Zealand news site Stuff, figures from the government’s Overseas Investment Office show 20,766 hectares of land in Marlborough

ireland forestry investment

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has confirmed that it will provide funding of €90 million as part of a long-term loan to Irish, state-owned forestry group Coillte, and will work alongside the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to provide a €112 million investment in a number of privately-owned forests across

kenya forestry investment

Kenya is to stimulate private investment in its forest and nurture partnerships with timber manufacturers as it seeks to secure 10 per cent forest cover by 2030. The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) said it would review existing legislation and policy as part of an effort to promote external investment in

pakistan forest

Pakistan is to create a Forestry Board in which all of its four provinces will be given representation on matters relating to its natural habitats and wetlands as one of the country’s chief ministers outlined plans to make investment in and sustainable management of the country’s forests a leading priority.

The amount of privately-held cash being put into conservation projects reached $8.2 billion between 2004 and 2015 amid “growing recognition” that forests represent a smart investment. Research by Forest Trends shows that the amount of private capital invested into the natural world grew a whopping 62 per cent in just

brazil nut trees

A new timber-related programme has been launched in a bid to end the illegality that exists across the sector and instead provide buyers with sustainable certification, supply chain and pricing information so they can ensure all purchases are genuine. Launched at the end of last month by BVRio Environmental Exchange,

forest management

A timberland investment management organisation based in Boston has confirmed that it has planted an average of 32 million trees per year since 1985. The Hancock Timber Resource Group (HNRG) has planted more than two trees to replace every tree that it has harvested since 1985 and has now reached

A Sydney-based sustainable forestry manager has called forestry an ‘environmentally conscious investment trend,’ while confirming that the fund’s growth highlighted the unlimited potential the sector offers. New Forests chief executive, David Brand, said that capital commitments in the fund’s third Australia New Zealand Forest Fund are tipped to increase to