28 Februar 2008

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

Newsletter No. 2/08

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. 2/08, 2008-02-27

  • PRODUCTS
    1. Acai berries make jump from food into skin care
    2. Acorns: The acorn is a big part of nature’s plan
    3. Bamboo: Panasonic showcases green products in Abu Dhabi
    4. Bamboo: Greener gear for skiers and boarders
    5. Bamboo in Bangladesh: Rats destroy crops in Bangladesh
    6. Bamboo in India: Big plans for bamboo industry
    7. Bamboo in the Philippines: Bamboo as carbon sequester, income booster
    8. Bark cuts methane emission from cows
    9. Brazil nuts: The green gold of the Amazon
    10. Bushmeat: The high price of wild meat
    11. Bushmeat: 750-pound restaurant shipment of headless rats seized in London
    12. Edible insects: Beastly bugs or edible delicacies
    13. Ginseng: Canada’s UWO gets $11 million for health research
    14. Honey: German scientist identifies special properties in manuka honey
    15. Honey: Cosmetics based on honey will be manufactured in Bashkiria, Russia
    16. Medicinal plants: Cancer drug to be produced in UAE
    17. Medicinal plants: German herbal cure market under strain
    18. Medicinal plants: New Yardstick for medicinal plant harvests
    19. Medicinal plants – Plants for Life: Medicinal plants under threat
    20. Medicinal plants ‘facing threat’
    21. Moringa: Buy a Miracle Tree campaign
    22. Sandalwood: Fragrance house sources sustainable ingredients
    23. Shea butter: An essential luxury
    24. Shea butter: Fair Trade certification spreads to cosmetics
    25. Tea tree oil: Cropwatch Statement
    26. Tree resin: Insulation retrofitters push ‘green’ alternative
    27. Vegetable ivory: Stylishly sustainable jewellery

  • COUNTRY INFORMATION
    28. Bhutan: Wild ginseng grows endangered
    29. Burkina Faso: Organic shea butter and cotton
    30. Cambodian conservation work — not just a man’s world
    31. Cameroon: Carbon traders, not conservationists, could save Cameroon rainforest
    32. Canada: Funding Aboriginal startups
    33. Fiji: Sandalwood rip-off
    34. Russia: Forest Plan of Republic of Karelia
    35. Uganda: Development should not affect forests
  • NEWS
    36. “Biodiversity is vital for human survival and livelihoods,” FAO Deputy Director-General says
    37. Collectors claim trade treaty is obstructive
    38. Plants to raise biological activity in space
  • EVENTS
    39. Roundtable on Sustainable Forests National Technical Workshop and Meeting
    40. 1er Seminario – Taller desarrollo de productos no maderables del bosque”
    41. 2008 INBAR Bamboo Study Tour
    42. 4th World Congress on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants–using plants to benefit people
  • REQUESTS
    43. Request for contributions to the next issue of Non-wood News
  • LITERATURE REVIEW AND WEB SITES
    44. Microfinance and forest-based small-scale enterprises
    45. New report: Production and Market of Turpentine in China
    46. Other publications of interest
    47. Web sites and e-zines
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    48. Climate focus ‘ignores wildlife’
    49. Israel: 20 centuries-old oak trees found chopped down in Galilee

(Cf. news of 2008-01-25, 2007-12-03 and 2007-10-30.)

Source: NWFP-Digest-L, 2008-02-27.

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