Forestry

Forestry and Timberland Alternative Investment News and Insights
Oregon lumber train

Highlighting the growing importance of the forestry and timber sector on the investment world stage, The Guess Corporation has announced that it is to make several major acquisitions of tracts of forest land across the US. The Durham, North Carolina-based company, which will be making the purchases through a subsidiary,

Tasmania forest eucalyptus

A United Nations report recommended against logging inside Tasmanian world heritage forests and the plans have now been abandoned as a result. The UN’s recommendations were accepted straight away by both the state and federal governments in Tasmania. However, the Tasmanian state forestry minister confirmed that he felt it was

brazil nut trees

An upcoming law change relating to foreign land ownership in Brazil has been tipped to unleash a major surge in investments across the country. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s government shocked local people and investors in 2010 when it announced the prevention of international investors from purchasing large pieces

A recent UN report has suggested that boosting co-operation between the essential farming and forestry sectors of nations across the globe will help to lower deforestation and improve food security. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s State of the World’s Forests (Sofo) is a biennial report that is released in

climate change

The coming decades look likely to see a major boom in the global forestry arena, which will not only boost the sector’s profitability but also help to stamp out some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues. The importance of global forestry in combating climate change has been realised to

alabama timberland

The global forestry investment industry has enjoyed marked gains in recent years, with certain locations — such as Alabama in the US — seeing overall capital investment tallies significantly buoyed by the forestry arena. According to a recent report, the Alabama Department of Commerce confirmed that, in 2015, almost $7

nordic birch trees

Health foods and drinks are big business and they’re set to get even bigger as regulations cracking down on high sugar content products gain popularity and consumer interest in health options rises. In the US, the city of Berkeley, California has already imposed a tax on soda and San Francisco

log transport rwanda forestry

Highlighting the growth in forestry investment across the globe, the government of Rwanda has called upon private investors to consider the myriad investment opportunities in the country’s forestry sector. During a recent discussion held with the private sector over the government’s bid to increase investment in the country’s forests, Dr

forest landscape

The 2016 Global Landscapes Forum, recently held in London, highlighted the growing interest in private sector investment in forestry and landscapes across the globe. A new level has been reached in terms of interest in finance for development and environment, the event showed, proving that investment in forest land is here

tropical forest

Highlighting the importance of maintaining a strong and healthy forest industry across the globe, the World Bank has recently approved a grant totalling $22 million to boost the management of Indonesia’s tropical forests. Indonesia’s forest cover, which is the third largest in the world, is to benefit from the grant,