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ILC Reflects on Experience Since 2011 Adoption of Tirana Declaration

Global Forest Information Service - Wed, 2015-05-27 18:14
‘From Tirana to Dakar: A Report (2011-15)' highlights the achievements of the International Land Coalition (ILC) in the five years between the adoption of the Tirana Declaration in 2011 and the 2015 Land Forum in Dakar, Senegal. It notes that while global understanding of land rights and land governance are "closer to the vision of our members,” more needs to be done to turn this vision into reality.
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Forest activist probing Romania illegal logging beaten by thugs

Metla Finland - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:37

Earlier this week, a physical assault on an environmental activist in the forests of Romania marked the latest in a string of such attacks around the world and further highlights…

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Forest activist probing Romania illegal logging beaten by thugs

Global Forest Information Service - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:37

Earlier this week, a physical assault on an environmental activist in the forests of Romania marked the latest in a string of such attacks around the world and further highlights…

The post Forest activist probing Romania illegal logging beaten by thugs appeared first on EIA International.

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CBD Secretariat Calls for Participation in GBIF Programme on Biodiversity Information for Development

Metla Finland - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:07
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), a partner institution to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), has issued two surveys to seek input from stakeholders in Africa on African biodiversity.
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IUCN Guidelines to Help Shape Transboundary Conservation

Metla Finland - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:07
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released guidelines on transboundary conservation to support practitioners and those involved in initiating, managing and governing transboundary conservation programmes.
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CBD Secretariat Calls for Participation in GBIF Programme on Biodiversity Information for Development

Global Forest Information Service - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:07
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), a partner institution to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), has issued two surveys to seek input from stakeholders in Africa on African biodiversity.
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IUCN Guidelines to Help Shape Transboundary Conservation

Global Forest Information Service - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:07
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released guidelines on transboundary conservation to support practitioners and those involved in initiating, managing and governing transboundary conservation programmes.
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International Biodiversity Day Celebrates Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Metla Finland - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:05
The 2015 International Day for Biological Diversity convened under the theme ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Development,' reflecting the importance of efforts made to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the relevance of biodiversity for achieving sustainable development. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) organized several events to mark the occasion on 22 May 2015, including one at UN Headquarters in New York, US.
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International Biodiversity Day Celebrates Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Global Forest Information Service - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:05
The 2015 International Day for Biological Diversity convened under the theme ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Development,' reflecting the importance of efforts made to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the relevance of biodiversity for achieving sustainable development. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) organized several events to mark the occasion on 22 May 2015, including one at UN Headquarters in New York, US.
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CIAT, WorldFish Call for Mapping Climate Change Risks to Fish Production

Global Forest Information Service - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:04
WorldFish and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), on behalf of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), have published a submission to the 42nd session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 42) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) titled ‘Climate Change and Aquatic Animal Disease' on climate change impacts on aquaculture.
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FAO Names Two Special Ambassadors for IYS 2015

Global Forest Information Service - Wed, 2015-05-27 16:54
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has appointed Claire Chenu, a French biodiversity and soil sciences expert, and Tekalign Mamo, an Ethiopian soil management expert, as Special Ambassadors for the International Year of Soils (IYS) 2015.
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FORESTERRA Final Conference in Lisbon, Portugal 24 – 26 November 2015

Metla Finland - Wed, 2015-05-27 14:21
The FORESTERRA ERA-NET organizes its final Conference in Lisbon on 24-26 November 2015 with the title “Key questions for future research in Mediterranean forests”. This Conference has as main objectives to disseminate FORESTERRA’s results and achievements. A more general objective of the Conference is to become a forum on perspectives and challenges for the Mediterranean […]
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EFINORD-SNS meeting: Phytophthora-diseases of forest trees in Northern Europe.

Metla Finland - Wed, 2015-05-27 13:56
On Monday the 25th of May, the EFINORD – SNS Phytophtora network met in Alnarp for a workshop on Phytophtora caused disease of forest trees in Northern Europe.    The goal of the meeting was to inform about basic biology and … Continue reading →
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Europe's first pilot facility for nanocrystalline cellulose

External link - Wed, 2015-05-27 12:47
A pilot facility for the production of nanocrystalline cellulose is being planned by MoRe Research, with the Swedish pulp and paper company Holmen, and SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. The facility will be the first of its kind in...
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Europe's first pilot facility for nanocrystalline cellulose

Pulp and Paper Canada - Wed, 2015-05-27 12:47
A pilot facility for the production of nanocrystalline cellulose is being planned by MoRe Research, with the Swedish pulp and paper company Holmen, and SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. The facility will be the first of its kind in...

Forestry Technician (Recreation)

Job Metla - Wed, 2015-05-27 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-0103-115452DP-PT
Location Name:
Darby, Montana
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0462
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Seasonal
Opening Date:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Closing Date:
Monday, June 1, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$31,944.00 to $39,570.00 / Per Year
Pay Grade(s):
05 to 07
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 15-0103-115452G-PT, open May 27th through June 5th. Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing co
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PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST

Job Metla - Wed, 2015-05-27 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-0920-155592DP-TB
Location Name:
Rutland, Vermont
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
1035
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Permanent
Opening Date:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Closing Date:
Friday, June 5, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$31,944.00 to $39,570.00 / Per Year
Pay Grade(s):
05 to 07
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 (Recreation)

Job Metla - Wed, 2015-05-27 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-TEMP-R80462-REC-5-DT-PM
Location Name:
New Waverly, Texas
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0462
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Temporary
Opening Date:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Closing Date:
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$15.31 to $15.31 / Per Hour
Pay Grade(s):
05 to 05
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
This position is temporary and has 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. Incumbent carries out a variety of projec
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BOTANIST

Job Metla - Wed, 2015-05-27 11:31
Job Announcement Number:
15-0603-138713DP-KW
Location Name:
Randle, Washington
Department:
Department Of Agriculture
Agency:
Forest Service
Occupation Code:
0430
Pay Plan:
GS
Appointment Duration:
Permanent
Opening Date:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Closing Date:
Monday, June 1, 2015
Job Status:
Full-Time
Salary:
$58,562.00 to $58,562.00 / Per Year
Pay Grade(s):
11 to 11
Who May Apply:
US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Job Summary:
This position is located in the Pacific Northwest Region on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Cowlitz Valley Ranger District.The duty station for the position is in Randle, Washington. The position provides professional, scientific assistance to the unit staff and provides assistance and training
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