AXA Real Estate Investment Managers (“AXA Real Estate”), the leading real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe (1)has completed the acquisition of three forest estates in Finland, covering 3,700 hectares in total, for a consideration of 11,2 million EUR…
The eurozone's economic situation remained unstable in 2014. The decrease in demand for paper products slowed somewhat in the forest industry's main European markets. Demand for sawn timber and plywood increased. Aggregate forest industry exports remained almost level with the…
UPM and the Technological University of Uruguay (UTEC) have signed an agreement to build a new Regional Technological University (ITR) in Fray Bentos to advance technical skills and engineering expertise in rural Uruguay. The regional university will specialize in mechatronics,…
Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) and six First Nations Chiefs today held an official signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that sets out a framework for negotiating business agreements related to the company's sawmill investments in…
Forest Owner Mobile expands MHG Systems’ application portfolio to the consumer sector by introducing real-time forest planning tools to forest owners’ mobile devices. The Forest Owner Mobile application was released yesterday at the joint seminar of the Finnish Forest Management…
Nina Pärssinen, LL.M., has been appointed Labour Market Director and a member of the Executive Team at the Finnish Forest Industries Federation. The appointment takes effect on 5 January 2015.   At present, she is the Managing Director of the…
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has issued a residential no-burn alert effective today for all those living in the South Coast Air Basin, which includes the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and the Inland Empire. SCAQMD…
Oy Silvadata Ab and MHG Systems have signed a cooperation agreement on the development and marketing of mobile applications for forest management associations. The innovative and map-based mobile application, which is designed for forest workers and contractors, is now complete. The…
This is the first installment of WRI’s blog series, New Perspectives on Restoration. The series aims to share WRI’s views on restoration, dispel myths, and explore restoration opportunities throughout the world. Almost half of the world’s original forests have been…
The foundation maintaining the life’s work of Einari Vidgrén recognised forestry professionals for the ninth time. At the event organised in Vieremä on Thursday, 22 May, awards amounted to EUR 105,000. Industrial Counsellor Einari Vidgrén, the founder of Ponsse Plc,…
Södra's certified members are to allocate an average of eight per cent of their woodland area for nature conservation, an area which corresponds in size to 200,000 football pitches. The equivalent total value could be as much as 20 billion…
With $200,000 Foundation Grant, Launches New Program to Improve Livelihoods of More than 10 Communities and Conserve Nearly 80,000 Hectares of At-Risk Land Avery Dennison Foundation has announced a $200,000 grant to the Rainforest Alliance to foster best practices in…
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