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

    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

    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
    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”
    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
    40. The Overstory
    41. Other publications of interest
    42. Web sites and e-zines
    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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