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

    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

    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
    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
    43. Request for contributions to the next issue of Non-wood News
    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
    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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