22 August 2008

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

Newsletter No. 6/08

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. 6/08, 2008-08-22

    Artemesia annua: Clinton unveils deal to cut malaria drug prices
    Bamboo is the latest natural material to be used in eco-friendly building
    Bamboo can play a deep role in saving the globe: scientist
    Bamboo: Ethiopia to export chopsticks
    Berries: Heatwave spells Swedish berry shortage
    Ginseng: Wet weather forcing early ginseng harvest
    Medicinal plants: Frankincense provides relief to arthritis sufferers
    Medicinal plants: Orangutans concoct plant-based soothing balm
    Moringa oleifera in the Philippines: Malunggay planting in Santiago intensified
    Palms: Environmental services of the aguajales and the opportunities for a global business for the Loreto Region, Peru
    Seabuckthorn: Cosmetic giants run into a Himalayan challenge
    Stevia: PepsiCo to sell stevia sweetened drink in Peru
    Truffles: The Libyan Truffle, fruit of the Desert
    Truffles: This summer’s a washout – but it’s perfect for lucrative truffles (UK)

    Australia: TFS reports higher profit on increased sales of sandalwood
    Australia: Truffle industry set for rapid growth
    Bangladesh: Protect indigenous people to save forests
    Brazil launches rainforest fund
    Canada: Making money from more than trees
    Canada: Food products foraged from B.C.’s forests need to be showcased
    Colombia’s Cofan still fighting for survival
    Costa Rica: Científicos “domestican” hongos silvestres en Costa Rica
    Costa Rica: Non-profit organization El Puente/The Bridge
    Ghana: Local shea butter industry to be enhanced
    Ghana: Bushmeat hunting worth $350 million annually in Ghana
    India: KFD neglecting its duty towards tribals of Western Ghats
    Philippines: NegOcc farmers urged to go into cocoon production
    Saudia Arabia: Kingdom to develop biodiversity strategy
    Senegal: Le karité, l’or des femmes
    South Africa: African medicine under the spotlight
    Suriname: an innovative conservation group is working with indigenous tribes
    Uganda: Honey production to increase
    United States: Tribes object to fighting fire in sacred places
    Vietnam: Animals released to wild to boost ecotourism
    Vietnam illegal wildlife trade eats away at biodiversity: reports
  • NEWS
    A Brazilian’s shrine to bromeliads may one day save the plants
    Bugs lead drug-hunters to medicinal treasure
    Congo Basin passes 1 million ha milestone in swing to sustainable forestry
    Mountain centre launches traditional resources portal
    European Forest Institute Annual Conference. Focus on the adaptation of forest landscape to environmental changes
    European Forest Week
    International Congress on Provoking Change: Strategies to promote forest users in the Amazon
    IUFRO Conference on Gender and Forestry. Gender issues in natural resources management –perception and experiences in different parts of the world
    9th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment: Biodiversity in a Rapidly Changing World
    Request for financing for NWFP in Canada
    Other publications of interest
    Bee Checklist Buzzes Online
    ‘Mother Lode’ Of Gorillas Found In Congo Forests

Source: NWFP-Digest-L, 2008-08-22.


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