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Deforestation Facts, Figures, and Causes

August 2010

Deforestation is defined as the conversion of land from forest to other uses such are agriculture, livestock or residential development. …

The Rising Costs of Illegal Logging

September 2009

According to the World Resource Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), illegal logging has risen to …

Forest Certification Matrix

October 2010

The Forest Certification Matrix compares each major certification program in these areas: Basic Information, Governance, Standardization, Verification and Product Tracking. …

Efficient Use of Wood Fiber

February 2006

Fiber is the single largest component in the manufacturing and use of paper and pulp products. With ever increasing demand, …

Biomass as a Source of Energy

May 2009

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Biomass is non-fossil fuel material of biological origin constituing a renewable energy source.”1 …

The Forests and Climate Change

September 2007

The Forests and Climate Change Climate change has created a new imperative to protect forests, and tropical forests in particular. …