30 Oktober 2007

“FAO’s NWFP-Digest: World of Non-Wood Forest Products”

Newsletter No. 10/07

FAO’s NWFP-Digest-L is a free e-mail journal that covers all aspects of non-wood forest products. All issues of the Digest may be found on FAO’s NWFP home page: www.fao.org/forestry/site/12980/en.

Issue No. 10/07, 2007-10-11

  • PRODUCTS
    1. Acorn belt in the USA
    2. Agarwood: Oudh – the sweet smell of tradition
    3. Artemesia annua: Artemisinin ‘promising’ as leishmaniasis treatment
    4. Bamboo chip-based particleboard developed
    5. Bamboo: Rodents ravage 177 villages in Mizoram, India
    6. Bamboo bras are the latest in eco chic, says style bible Vogue
    7. Honey: Production of honey on the decline in Kenya
    8. Honey: Uganda risks losing EU deal
    9. Honey: Drought takes toll on honey supplies in Australia
    10.Maca (Lepidium peruvianum): Ethnobotanist’s discovery benefits U.S. consumers and Peruvian economy
    11.Medicinal plants: A colouring book about medicinal plants of North America
    12.Moringa (Moringa oleifera): Malunggay a “miracle vegetable”
    13.Rattan in the Philippines: Kidapawan rubber farm gets foreign grant

  • COUNTRY INFORMATION
    14. Canada: Forestry funding coming to Chapleau
    15. Canada: NOSM gets $1.1M to ‘bioprospect’ forest
    16. India: Govt plans first ever Forest Policy
    17. Liberia: CI wants eco-tourism promoted
    18. Philippines: Bulacan aggressively promotes bamboo farming
    19. South Africa: Traditional medicine for HIV to go on trial
    20. South Africa: Drug companies looting SA’s bounty of medicinal plants
    21. Vietnam: New butterflies, snakes and orchids discovered in Green Corridor
    22. Vietnam: Partnership producing natural products from medicinal plants being filmed for BBC
    23. Vietnam: Handicraft exporters target key markets
  • News
    24. Amazon chic
    25. ‘Biopiracy’ requires reasoned treatment
    26. Central Africa: Wangari wants trust fund for Congo Basin Forest
    27. Congo Basin: Plugging NTFPs in the Congo Basin
    28. Environmental certification is essential to the economic growth of Amazonia, study concludes
    29. UN General Assembly backs indigenous peoples’ rights
    30. Wildlife: National parks no longer preserve wildlife
    31. Wildlife trade: One of the world’s most endangered species found in fridge
    32. Wildlife trade: Despite progress against trafficking, world still hungry for exotic creatures
  • EVENTS
    33. Training course: Strengthening livelihoods through beekeeping
    34. Rural development and poverty reduction
    35. Climate Change and Biodiversity in the Americas
    36. International Symposium “Underutilized Plants for food, nutrition, income and sustainable development”
  • REQUESTS
    37. Request for collaboration: Ecotourism in Bhutan
    38. Request for contributions to the next issue of Non-wood News
    39. Request for information: Unique environmental facts about African nations
  • LITERATURE REVIEW AND WEB SITES
    40. The Overstory
    41. Other publications of interest
    42. Web sites and e-zines
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    43. Amazon Rainforest at risk from initiative to connect South American economies
    44. UNESCO Adds 23 Reserves to Man and the Biosphere Network
    45. World Conservation Union: 16,300 species threatened

(Cf. news of 2007-08-29, 2007-08-12 and 2007-07-19.)

Source: NWFP-Digest-L, 2007-08-28.

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