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June 20, 2017

Belgium ratified EFI Convention

The Kingdom of Belgium has ratified the Convention on the European Forest Institute (EFI) and the entry into force will take place on 23 July 2017.The Convention on EFI has now been ratified by a total of 27 European countries. The ratifying countries are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech R...
June 19, 2017

The Södra Research Foundation to grant SEK 9 million ($1 million) for research and development

The Södra Research Foundation has decided to grant an additional SEK 9 million ($1 million) to research projects linked to forestry and the forest industry. Nine different projects have received funding, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.The largest single initiati...
June 15, 2017

France, Italy and Sweden achieve PEFC re-endorsement

PEFC France, PEFC Italy and PEFC Sweden have all successfully achieved the re-endorsement of their national forest certification systems.France and Sweden were two of the founding members of PEFC back in 1999, and this re-endorsement marks the fourth time that these systems have successful achieved ...
June 13, 2017

The Forest Practices Board to audit Winton Global Lumber in Canada

The Forest Practices Board will examine the activities of Winton Global Lumber Ltd. on forest licence A18171, in the Fort St. James Natural Resource District, Canada, during the week of June 19, 2017.Auditors will examine whether harvesting, roads, silviculture, fire protection and associated planni...
June 12, 2017

Hungary achieves PEFC endorsement

Hungary is the latest country to achieve PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system.“It has been more than 15 years since the first initiative to introduce PEFC forest certification in Hungary was launched,” said Endre Schiberna, Hungarian Forest Certification Non-profit Ltd. “The ...
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