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Strategy to side with indigenous people

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-07-31 12:05
To deal with rampant land disputes involving indigenous communities, the Environment and Forestry Ministry of Indonesia has set a target of redistributing 12.7 million hectares of social forests (2015-2019). The majority, 6.8 million ha, would be taken from concession forests — totaling 30 million ha, from which around 10 million ha are under industrial forest permits (HTI) and around 12 million ha are natural production forest concessions (HPH) — in the form of partnership forests, Hutan Kemitraan (HK).
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Strategy to side with indigenous people

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-07-31 12:05
To deal with rampant land disputes involving indigenous communities, the Environment and Forestry Ministry of Indonesia has set a target of redistributing 12.7 million hectares of social forests (2015-2019). The majority, 6.8 million ha, would be taken from concession forests — totaling 30 million ha, from which around 10 million ha are under industrial forest permits (HTI) and around 12 million ha are natural production forest concessions (HPH) — in the form of partnership forests, Hutan Kemitraan (HK).
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Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Administration)

Job Metla - Fri, 2015-07-31 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-0905-157685DP-CJ
Location Name:
Ava, Missouri
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0462
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Permanent
Opening Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Closing Date:
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$39,570.00 to $48,403.00 / Per Year
Pay Grade(s):
07 to 09
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply. This position is being concurrently announced under USDA Demonstration
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Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Trails)

Job Metla - Fri, 2015-07-31 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-R40462-WDTR-6-DT-PM
Location Name:
Salmon, Idaho
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0462
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Closing Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$17.06 to $17.06 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
06 to 06
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. These positions are located on a Forest Service unit. Incumbent performs a variety of wo
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Customer Service Representative

Job Metla - Fri, 2015-07-31 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-0909-167036DP-CW
Location Name:
Cook, Minnesota
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0303
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Permanent
Opening Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Closing Date:
Monday, August 10, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$28,553.00 to $31,944.00 / Per Year
Pay Grade(s):
04 to 05
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 15-0909-167036FS-CW (For current Forest Service Employees Only). Current Forest Service employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid
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Forestry Technician (Research)

Job Metla - Fri, 2015-07-31 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-RES-132554DR-PR
Location Name:
Redding, California
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0462
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Term
Opening Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Closing Date:
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$35,609.00 to $35,609.00 / Per Year
Pay Grade(s):
06 to 06
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years. The position is located at the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) in the Ecosystem Function and Health Program. The position will require
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Hydrologist

Job Metla - Fri, 2015-07-31 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-0116-126015DP-LL
Location Name:
Plains, Montana
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
1315
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Permanent
Opening Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Closing Date:
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$39,570.00 to $48,403.00 / Per Year
Pay Grade(s):
07 to 09
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply. This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion An
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Forestry Technician (Fire Suppression)

Job Metla - Fri, 2015-07-31 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-R50462-FIRE-4-DT-PM
Location Name:
Acton, California;Chester, California;Glendora, California;Lancaster, California;San Fernando, California;Susanville, California
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0462
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Closing Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$13.68 to $13.68 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
04 to 04
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
**Please Note: Fire Suppression includes position disciplines of Hotshot, Handcrew, Engine, Helitack, Fuels, Prevention and Lookout.** These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment ma
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Forestry Technician (Timber Stand Improvement)

Job Metla - Fri, 2015-07-31 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-R50462-TSI-04-DT-PM
Location Name:
Springville, California
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0462
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Closing Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$13.68 to $13.68 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
04 to 04
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. The incumbent performs technical duties in timber stand improvement, reforestation, and
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Forestry Aid (General)

Job Metla - Fri, 2015-07-31 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-R50462-GEN-3-DT-PM
Location Name:
Springville, California
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0462
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Closing Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$12.19 to $12.19 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
03 to 03
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. These positions are located on a Forest Service unit. The purpose of the position is to
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Administrative Support Assistant

Job Metla - Fri, 2015-07-31 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-R10-303-ADM-6-DT-PM
Location Name:
Juneau, Alaska
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0303
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Closing Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Job Status:
Part-Time
Salary:
$18.64 to $18.64 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
06 to 06
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. This position is located on a Forest Service unit. The incumbent is responsible for perf
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Forestry Aid (Fire Suppression)

Job Metla - Fri, 2015-07-31 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-R50462-FIRE-3-DT-PM
Location Name:
Acton, California;Chester, California;Glendora, California;Lancaster, California;San Fernando, California;Susanville, California
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0462
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Friday, July 31, 2015
Closing Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$12.19 to $12.19 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
03 to 03
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
**Please Note: Fire Suppression includes position disciplines of Hotshot, Handcrew, Engine, Helitack, Fuels, Prevention and Lookout.** These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment ma
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What do you think about environmental change, and what are you doing about it?

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-07-31 10:00
Calling all woodland owners and managers (including agents), tree nursery businesses, and forestry professionals . . . a national survey is launched today aiming is to help understand progress in awareness and actions in adapting to environmental change
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What do you think about environmental change, and what are you doing about it?

Metla Finland - Fri, 2015-07-31 10:00
Calling all woodland owners and managers (including agents), tree nursery businesses, and forestry professionals . . . a national survey is launched today aiming is to help understand progress in awareness and actions in adapting to environmental change
Categories: Europe

Conversion of shares

External link - Fri, 2015-07-31 10:00

According to SCA’s articles of association, owners of Class A shares have the right to have such shares converted to Class B shares. Conversion reduces the total number of votes in the company. When such a conversion has occurred, the company is obligated by law to disclose any such changes in this manner.

In July, at the request of shareholders 600,000 Class A shares were converted to Class B shares. The total number of votes in the company thereafter amounts to 1,469,769,732.

The total number of registered shares in the company amounts to 705,110,094 of which 84,962,182 are Class A shares and 620,147,912 are Class B shares.



NB: This information is such that SCA must disclose in accordance with the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on July 31, 2015, at 10:00 CET.

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Conversion of shares

SCA - Fri, 2015-07-31 10:00

According to SCA’s articles of association, owners of Class A shares have the right to have such shares converted to Class B shares. Conversion reduces the total number of votes in the company. When such a conversion has occurred, the company is obligated by law to disclose any such changes in this manner.

In July, at the request of shareholders 600,000 Class A shares were converted to Class B shares. The total number of votes in the company thereafter amounts to 1,469,769,732.

The total number of registered shares in the company amounts to 705,110,094 of which 84,962,182 are Class A shares and 620,147,912 are Class B shares.



NB: This information is such that SCA must disclose in accordance with the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on July 31, 2015, at 10:00 CET.

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Malawi's forests going up in smoke as tobacco industry takes heavy toll | John Vidal

Global Forest Information Service - Fri, 2015-07-31 08:00

Malawi is reliant on tobacco for 60% of foreign earnings, but while demand is falling the cost of environmental damage caused by the industry is rising

For cigarette smokers and tobacco growers, the sight – and sweet smell – of the Chinkhoma auction house near Kasungu in central Malawi is heaven. Tens of thousands of metre-cubed bales of golden leaf, each with enough tobacco to make more than 50,000 cigarettes, cover the floor of a warehouse the size of three football fields.

Malawi, now the poorest country in the world according to the World Bank, depends on tobacco as a cash crop. Chinkhoma, in the heart of the tobacco-growing Central region, is where much of it is sold before being exported and made into cigarettes.

The impact of the industry is evident in the reduction of trees cut down or tobacco curing or construction of barns

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