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Forest Information Update Vol 11 No 7

Forest Information Update Vol 11 No 7

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Published by Mike Smith
Welcome to this edition of Forest Information Update. We’ve added a handy widget to our home page to track news stories for the interest of FIU readers regarding forestry and natural resources information. Check it out at www.forestinformationupdate.com. Please, feel free to contact me if you have any queries about content or sponsorship. Kind regards, Mike Smith, Editor and Director info@forestinformationupdate.com
Welcome to this edition of Forest Information Update. We’ve added a handy widget to our home page to track news stories for the interest of FIU readers regarding forestry and natural resources information. Check it out at www.forestinformationupdate.com. Please, feel free to contact me if you have any queries about content or sponsorship. Kind regards, Mike Smith, Editor and Director info@forestinformationupdate.com

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FOREST INFORMATION UPDATE VOL. 11 NO. 7July 2010
Welcome to this edition of 
Forest Information Update
. We’ve added a handy widget toour home page to track news stories for the interest of FIU readers regarding forestry and natural resources information. Check it out at www.forestinformationupdate.com.Please, feel free to contact me if you have any queries about content or sponsorship.Kind regards, Mike Smith, Editor and Director info@forestinformationupdate.com 
INTRODUCTION
Forest Information Update (FIU)
is a free monthly email newsletter sent to peopleinterested in the inventory and monitoring of natural resources and reaches about 22,000 natural resource specialists and other recipients worldwide.
 
FIU is produced by Trade and Media Services Ltd ( www.southem.com
 
 ) and is supported by organizations,agencies and individuals working in the natural resources field.
LINK IN TO FIU
Follow up this edition with discussions and news items at the new Forest InformationLinked-in group at:http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2304033&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr 
Yahoo Group
- Download this and previous editions the Forest Information Yahoogroup at:http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/forest_information_update/?yguid=224336867 
FACE-TO-FACE
 A new facebook page has been established so you can personalize your contacts withother FIU users and contributors.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Forestry-info/143128941914?ref=ts
FIU SPONSORS
FIU is sponsored in part through the generous support of the follow sponsors – pleasevisit their web sites, learn about what they do and utilize their services:
WORLD CLASS FOREST AND WOOD SCIENCE EDUCATION STELLENBOSCHUNIVERSITY
The Department of Forest and Wood Science at Stellenbosch University aims to be thepreferred supplier of world-class education, research and outreach in Africa for thebenefit of all peoples, industries and societies at large, with a primary focus onsustainable management of tree-based natural resources and the processing thereof.For detail refer towww.sun.ac.za/forestryor contact Pierre Ackerman atpacker@sun.ac.za
http://www.RMTracking.com <http://www.rmtracking.com/>  At RMT, our team has special expertise in moving automobile tracking system
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information wirelessly - across town or around the world - using WiFi, cellular andsatellite packet data services over 802.11x, GSM, CDMA, GeoSync Satellite and LowEarth Orbit Satellite services. Our mapping expertise extends to GIS systems such asESRI ArcGIS, MapInfo/MapX and to consumer oriented mapping products such asMicrosoft MapPoint. We bring these skills together by developing end-user applicationsfor Web based software - using development tools for the Microsoft Windows platform.More information can be found athttp://www.RMTracking.com/about.php <http://www.rmtracking.com/about.php>
ESRI
As the leader in GIS technology, ESRI offers innovative solutions that will help youcreate, visualize, analyze, and present natural resources information better and moreclearly. Working with location information, ESRI's GIS software and solutions give youthe power to solve problems you encounter every day. Forestry and other naturalresource organizations around the world are using this ESRI software to make smartand timely decisions. ESRI provides powerful GIS solutions to more than 300,000clients in more than 189 countries and offers mapping technology to meet today's globalneeds. Using ESRI technology, you too can unlock the spatial component of your valuable data and see your organization's information from a new perspective.
For more information, contact them at 800-447-9778 in the US or 909-793-2853, ext. 1-1235. Or go to the web site at:
is the innovator and pioneer of reflectorless distancemeasurement and the leading manufacturer of pulse-laser products and mappingsystems. Introducing the Criterion RD1000, the first patented electronic BAF-scope/dendrometer that displays direct read-outs of heights, diameters and BAF valuesfor IN/OUT determinations. The illuminated and adjustable bar scales is what makesthis product so unique! The TruPulse series, a low-cost professional rangefinder thatmeasures horizontal, vertical and slope distance as well as height...and now azimuth! Itprovides crystal-clear optics and superior performance with +/-1 ft. (30 cm) distanceaccuracy and +/- 1 degree azimuth accuracy.
Southem Forestry Country Reports are in-depth facts and figures backgrounder on thecountries of the southern hemisphere, including geography, economics and politicalinformation; along with industry background, such as afforestation and log flows;industry production and trade; and outlook. For more information, go to:http://www.southernhemisphereforestry.co.nz/html/country_reports.html
DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS
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FIU is sent to each of the following international lists - all are free, low volume and secure:
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Conserve Africa Group- send a blank email to:ConserveAfrica-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
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Forest list 
– See http://joyx.joensuu.fi/pipermail/forest-list/
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Global Association of Online Foresters (GAOF) - seehttp://www.foresters.org/portal/newmember.php 
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International Forest List (IFL) -http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ifl-tech2000/  
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Global e-Forum on Climate Change and Global Warming -http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ClimateConcern/ 
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 Applied-GIS-RS homepage -http://www.matox.com/agisrs
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Silvinet, Portuguese-based -http://br.groups.yahoo.com/group/SilviNet/ You may receive FIU by joining one of the above.
If you wish to receive FIU only 
 
For questions, to submit material, or to sponsor FIU, please contact me, Mike,info@southem.com 
INPUT
- This month's input comes from: Gyde Lund, Krishna Devkota, Gary Krupnick,Nelson Wong, Lance Olsen, Tina Etherington, Gandhiv Kafle, Artur Gil, Ross Mayhew,Infosylva, Helen Shapiro, Rajesh Rai, Chris Risbrudt, IUFRO, Erica Pohnan, Gus Kent,Wanida Wanichpongpan, Lavinia Poruschi, Neha Gadi, Charles Harper, Erica Pohnan,Helena Brykarz and many more.
Thank you all for sharing your information! 
HAVE YOU HEARD? NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. WORLD NEEDS TO RESTORE FORESTS ‘EVEN WITHOUT CLIMATE CHANGE’
-The world would still need to take urgent action to restore its lost and degraded forestseven if the climate were not changing, an international forestry conference has heard.However, climate change made the problem of forest loss and degradation even moreurgent, Tim Rollinson, Director-general of the British Forestry Commission, told the 18thCommonwealth Forestry Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.http://www.forestry.gov.uk/newsrele.nsf/WebNewsReleases/D0F3A210735F55628025775A00355857
. LAOS PLANNING INCREASE FOREST COVER TO 65% OF LAND AREA
- Laosplans to increase forest coverage to 65 per cent of its territory by 2015 and 70 per centby 2020, earthtimes.org reported, qyoting state media reports. The governmentreportedly announced its target as part of a reduce emissions from deforestation anddegradation (REDD) initiative announced in Vientiane Tuesday, the Vientiane Timesreported.http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/news/325582,laos-aims-to-increase-forest-coverage.html
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