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Forest Information Update Vol 12 No 4

Forest Information Update Vol 12 No 4

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Published by Mike Smith
Forest Information Update (FIU) is a free monthly email newsletter sent to people interested 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.
Forest Information Update (FIU) is a free monthly email newsletter sent to people interested 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.

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FOREST INFORMATION UPDATE VOL. 12 NO. 4April 2011
Welcome to this edition of 
Forest Information Update
.Kind regards, Mike Smith, Editor and Director info@southem.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:
ESRI CONFERENCE DETAILS
- As the leader in GIS technology, ESRI offersinnovative solutions that will help you create, visualize, analyze, and present naturalresources information better and more clearly. Working with location information, ESRI'sGIS software and solutions give you the power to solve problems you encounter everyday. Forestry and other natural resource organizations around the world are using thisESRI software to make smart and timely decisions. ESRI provides powerful GISsolutions to more than 300,000 clients in more than 189 countries and offers mappingtechnology to meet today's global needs. Using ESRI technology, you too can unlockthe spatial component of your valuable data and see your organization's informationfrom a new perspective.
For more information, contact them at 800-447-9778 in theUS or 909-793-2853, ext. 1-1235. Or go to the web site at:http://tinyurl.com/fiu4esriFORESTS FEATURE NEW FANTASY NOVEL
A mystical forest plays a leading role in new fantasy novel by Rotorua, New Zealand-
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based author Sarah Groot. “The Forgotten” is the first book in The Faynon Chronicles inwhich beautiful Princess Sindra rises from the street to take control of her destiny asleader of Galadon Knights who have spent generations hidden deep in the forests. Nowavailable from Amazon.com in paperback and for Kindle download. For more detailsand to buy, go to:Paperback athttp://tinyurl.com/sgpaper Kindle athttp://tinyurl.com/sgkindle
NEW FORESTRY COUNTRY REPORTS NOW AVAILABLE
Southern Hemisphere forestry countries continue to develop huge new forestryresources and the special Southem Country Reports have been updated and is nowavailable. Included in the package is Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay in LatinAmerica; Australia and New Zealand; and South Africa. The reports provide new detailson the geography, politics and economics of each country; along with industry detailsand trade updates – all at a reasonable price. For more details, go to:http://tinyurl.com/southemdcrs/Or sales@southem.com 
DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS
FIU is sent to each of the following international lists - all are free, low volume and secure:
.
Forest list 
– See http://joyx.joensuu.fi/pipermail/forest-list/
.
Global Association of Online Foresters (GAOF) - seehttp://www.foresters.org/portal/newmember.php 
.
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/ 
.
 Applied-GIS-RS homepage -http://www.matox.com/agisrs
.
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, IUFRO, and many more.
Thank you all for sharing your information! 
HAVE YOU HEARD? NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. OZONE HOLE MAY HAVE CAUSED AUSTRALIAN FLOODS
- The massive hole in
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the atmosphere above Antarctica is altering rainfall patterns in the SouthernHemisphere. A new scientific study, published in Science, suggests that the severeflooding that hit northern Australia earlier this year may have not been caused by risingglobal temperatures induced by greenhouse gases, but rather by the hole in the ozonelayer.http://tinyurl.com/fiuozone2<See Science article link below>
. SIERRA ROUTERS KEEP FORESTRY GROUP CONNECTED
- Sierra Wireless andMobile World Communications, an authorized Sierra Wireless distributor in Finland,announced that Mobile World Communications is supplying Sierra Wireless AirLinkultra-rugged in-vehicle routers for sub-contractors with the Metsäliitto Group, aninternational forest industry group with operations in 30 countries.http://tinyurl.com/fiusierra
. GEOGRAPHY DIVIDES ECONOMY, WITH FORESTRY IN FREEFALL
– This articlediscusses how geography divides Pontiac in Canada, with forestry communities hurtingfrom the downturn on one side, while many on the other side commute to the city for high paying jobs.http://tinyurl.com/fiupontiac
. UNITED STATES TIMBERLAND MARKETS: TRANSACTIONS, VALUES ANDMARKET RESEARCH -
Private timberland ownership in the United States has changedstructure over the past ten years. More than 40 million acres of US timberland haveshifted ownership in approximately 600 large transactions since 2000. The globaltimberland investment community gathered in March at Reynolds Plantation, Georgia,for the Warnell Center for Forest Business (CFB) Timberland Investment Conference2011 to discuss the current timberland investment climate and challenges ahead. JacekSiry of the CFB presented “Private Forestland Ownership Change in the US”. Hesummarized findings from his new book US Timberland Markets: 2000 to 2010 whichwas jointly authored with Tom Harris and Sara Baldwin of Timber Mart-South. For moreinformation.http://www.timbermart-south.com/pdf/US_Timberland_Markets_TOC_2011-04.pdf Or email:sbaldwin@warnell.uga.edu
. DNA PROVIDES SECURITY FOR REDD PROJECTS
- A Singapore-basedcompany, DoubleHelix, has launched a process utilising advances in genetics to helpprevent what it describes as “leakage” (theft) of forest carbon projects. For more detailssee:http://tinyurl.com/fiuhelix
. HAWAI’I WOODSHOW WINNERS
- Winners have been announced for the Hawai’iWoodshow, the Hawai’I Forest Industry Association (HIFA) annual juried woodworkingexhibition.
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