9 Oktober 2008

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

Newsletter No. 7/08

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. 7/08, 2008-10-08

  • PRODUCTS
    Acai has gone from staple of the Amazon to global wonder-berry
    Argan oil: L’arganier et l’olivier au cœur du Sahara
    Agarwood: AFM scents fragrant success
    Bamboo: Invest in bamboo production, Philippine farmers are told
    Bark: Pine bark reduces knee osteoarthritis
    Bushmeat: African hunting ban ‘disastrous’
    ‘Bushmeat a threat to Britain’
    Bushmeat: Two African nations team up to protect world’s rarest ape
    Butterflies: How butterflies save forests
    Cork comes unscrewed
    Cork: Abandoning wine corks risks screwing up landscape in Portugal
    Devil’s claw: San devil’s claw is an international hit
    Honey: Prevention and treatment of MRSA with manuka honey
    Honey: Brazil becomes world’s 5th largest honey exporter
    Lac wax shield set for business debut – Technology to increase shelf life of fruits
    Medicinal plants: How medicinal plants can promote agri business
    Mulberries hailed as new superfruit
    Truffles: Record truffle haul is black gold for Manjimup (W. Australia)
    Truffles: Soggy summer yields bumper British truffle harvest

  • COUNTRY INFORMATION
    Bangladesh: Utilization of medicinal and aromatic plants
    Bangladesh: Boosting nursery brings prosperity to rural economy in N-districts
    Cameroon: Varying views on how to curb bushmeat trade in Cameroon
    Canada: Mountain Pine Beetle Funding to Benefit Cook’s Ferry Indian Band
    Finland: Lichen from the north is collected until October
    Ghana: Resource management policy out soon
    India: 50,000 tribals apply for forest land
    India to cut tobacco area by promoting medicinal plants
    India: Loss of wildlife is threatening biodiverse forests in northeastern India
    Myanmar: Researchers map Myanmar forests for wildlife
    Namibia: NC Discusses Plant Protection
    Nigeria: Study unveils medicinal plants for skin problems
    Philippines: Aguilar leads Moringa drive
    Sri Lanka: Rs. 7 mn to expand cinnamon trade
    Uganda: Wildlife body in ecotourism venture
    Vietnam: Bamboo reserve promotes conservation, relaxation
  • NEWS
    Herbal way to combat mosquito
    La medicina occidental ‘puede convivir con saber local’
    Norway joins fight to save Amazon
    Rainforest conversion to oil palm causes 83% of wildlife to disappear
    World’s First Biodiversity Law Center in Malaysia
  • EVENTS
    Honey – the sweet stuff becoming a sour issue – International Conference
  • LITERATURE REVIEW AND WEB SITES
    Other publications of interest
    Web sites and e-zines
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    Deforestation Escalates in Brazilian Amazon
    Orangutan from non-conserved forests can only survive three years
    Threatened plants emit ‘aspirin’

Source: NWFP-Digest-L, 2008-10-08.

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