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Southem 299 | Southern hemisphere forestry news

Southem 299 | Southern hemisphere forestry news

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Published by Mike Smith
Welcome to this edition of southern hemisphere forestry news, web links, and opportunities.
Welcome to this edition of southern hemisphere forestry news, web links, and opportunities.

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SOUTHEM ONLINE
Forestry Southern Hemisphere NewsSOUTHEM Online - Issue 299 – 29 May 2013 – Hi, Hola and Oi – Welcome to thisedition of Southem Online.Cheers and Saludos from Down Under Mike SmithEditor and Director Email: info@southem.comURL: www.southem.com
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REMSOFT ANNOUNCES THE DATES OF ITS 10
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INTERNATIONAL MODELINGCONFERENCE AND USEER GRIUP
Remsoft, the leading provider of advanced analytics, modeling and spatialoptimization technology, has announced the dates of their annual InternationalModeling Conference and User Group whereby clients and users from the four corners of the globe will congregate to share best practices in natural resourcemanagement. The User Group will be held September 11-12, 2013. Set to take placeat Remsoft’s Head Office in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada along the scenicSaint John River, this year marks the 10th consecutive User Group. In the past fiveyears alone, more than 250 people from across Canada and the United States aswell as Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Latvia, Ireland and Finland have travelled thedistance to attend. For more information, go to:http://remsoft.com/events.php?id=189
PODCAST: BOB IZLAR ON THE UGA 2013 TIMBER INVESTMENTCONFERENCE
The University of Georgia’s Center for Forest Business recently held another successful Timberland Investment Conference. Bob Izlar, the director of the Center,talked about who attended and where they came from, along with discussions aroundthe conference theme: The Timberland Asset: The Long Term Investment for theBright Green Future.
 
LASER TECHNOLOGY - MAKING MEASURING TREES AND MONITORINGSLOPE GRADES SIMPLE
Laser Technology means timber cruisers can now make tree heights and monitoringslope grades a simple task. Surveying jobs such as sale boundaries and stemmapping can now become effortless. If you are involved with mill operations andneed to measure chip or log volumes, nothing could be easier than when using our laser rangefinders and software solutions. Imagine not having to wade throughcreeks or fight through foliage just to get a usable field measurement.http://www.lasertech.com/Forestry.aspx
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Items headlined in SOUTHEM Online are drawn from a number of sources. Thesource of the item is quoted, either by publication or organisations in line with the practice of fair reporting. Items originally published in Spanish are translated by TMSLtd. Every effort is made to ensure use of paid wire service material is avoided at all times. Should users wish to utilise SOUTHEM Online on their own web sites, werequest that this is done to accurately reflect the current layout to ensure attribution isappropriate
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CHILE NATIVE FOREST ENGINEERS URGED TO MEET SOCIAL CHALLENGES
Pilar Cárcamo, the new president of Chile’s Institute of Native Forest Engineers saysthe agency must rethink its strategies and structure to take into account socialchanges, such as indigenous Mapuche issues. The institute recently celebrated 20years since its inauguration and Pilar said in a statement she was certain that thenew team, consisting of valuable people, would enthusiastically assume the futurechallenges of the institution, both in the internal and external.http://wp.me/p2ypvs-H9
LOUISIANA-PACIFIC’S LATAM RETURNS DOUBLE IN BEST Q1 SINCE 2006
The US group Louisiana-Pacific Corp. reports its South American operating incomein Q1 2013 increased to US$6 million, compared to operating income of $3 million inQ1 2012. Overall, the group reported Q1 2013 was its best quarter since 2006.http://wp.me/p2ypvs-H7
LACK OF BUDGET INDUSTRY FOCUS CONCERNS AUSTRALIAN FORESTRY
The Chief Executive of the Australian Forest Products Association, Ross Hamptonhas expressed disappointment in this year’s Budget speech by Treasurer WayneSwan while noting that there were some good initiatives.http://wp.me/p2ypvs-GY
 
PROBLEMS IDENTIFIED WITH CHILE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS AND WATER
 A soon to be launched study has identified a general problem around the reduction insurface water and groundwater supplies and its relation to forest ecosystems inChile. The Chilean Forest Research Institute (Infor) launched the study in late 2012due to the important roles played by forest plantations and water in the country’seconomic, social and environmental development, an Infor statement said.http://wp.me/p2ypvs-GC
BRAZIL CHIEF MINISTER MOVES ON MAPPING OVER INDIGENOUS LANDISSUE
In Brazil, Minister and Chief of Staff Gleisi Hoffmann (pictured) has askedrepresentatives of the productive sector of Mato Grosso do Sul, to map farmsinvaded by indigenous people in the state and the productive areas threatened withoccupation by these groups.http://wp.me/p2ypvs-H9
LOUISIANA-PACIFIC’S LATAM RETURNS DOUBLE IN BEST Q1 SINCE 2006
The US group Louisiana-Pacific Corp. reports its South American operating incomein Q1 2013 increased to US$6 million compared to Q1 2012. Overall, the groupreported Q1 2013 was its best quarter since 2006, said company executives during aconference call on Q1 2013 financial results.http://wp.me/p2ypvs-H7
BRAZIL IN US$900M DEBT DEAL WITH AFRICAN NATIONS
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has announced a US$900 million forgiveness or debt renegotiation that 12 African countries have with Brazil. The total debt isforgiven or renegotiated nearly US$900 million.http://wp.me/p2ypvs-Gy
PACIFIC ALLIANCE – PRESIDENTS CONFIRM TRADE AND INVESTMENTINTERESTS
The presidents of Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru have reaffirmed the bonds of friendship, solidarity and cooperation between their countries. The presidents met on23 May, 2013, in Cali, Colombia at the VII Summit of the Pacific Alliance.http://wp.me/p2ypvs-Gw
MAPUCHE LAND ISSUES RAISED IN CHILE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
The Christian Democrat presidential candidate in Chile’s elections, Claudio Orrego,presented in Temuco the party’s policy proposal to encourage the development of indigenous Mapuche communities. Orrego said Chile had to assume the outstandingdebt it had with indigenous peoples, but particularly the Mapuche, who, as he saidthey have been given land but have been repressed.http://wp.me/p2ypvs-Gu

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