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SOUTHEM ONLINE Southern Hemisphere Forest Industry Journal Online news briefs SOUTHEM Online - Issue 273 – 18 October

2011 Hi and Hola - Welcome to this edition of Southem Online. I am happy to announce the re-launch of our flagship publication, the Southern Hemisphere Forest Industry Journal. After two decades of publication, we have made significant changes to the Journal, including increased accessibility online and new features. Please feel free to check out the Journal at the link below. Your feedback is welcome. option=com_content&task=view&id=1386&Itemid=31 Cheers and Saludos from Down Under Mike Smith Editor and Director Email: URL: and SOUTHEM COMMUNITY REGISTRATION You can register for this free e-news headlines service. Send an email to LINKEDIN GROUP @ YAHOO GROUP @ FACEBOOK @ SPONSORS’ MESSAGES Help keep this publication free – please visit our sponsors today! Contact for sponsorship details. UNDERWOOD FARM - FORESTRY/RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION - 1,120 HECTARES This stunning property lies only around half an hour from Picton over mostly sealed roads. At any given time there is approximately 800 hectares of professionally managed, mostly second rotation Pinus radiata forest, complete with extensive high quality logging infrastructure. Having an abundance of highly desirable ‘Sounds’ coastline here is also the option to

capitalise the recently approved Resource Consent permitting a unique subdivision containing 25 well-located residential sections that will enjoy easy access to the beach and coastal views of his world renowned location. This property has a long history of professional sustainable forest management and is now, for the first time, being offered for genuine sale. . The substantial amount of desirable Sounds coastline that comes with it which includes. . BAYS, BEACHES AND VIEWS . 12 titles Option to secure an APPROVED SUBDIVISON of 25 lifestyle blocks. It includes a large area zoned “Sounds Residential” in Opihi Bay, for which resource consent for a subdivision containing 25 sections has been recently approved by the Marlborough District Council. Inspection is by appointment with the vendor’s sole agents CRT Real Estate. For more information see; http:/// Email: Price by negotiation, contact John Hollis B 03 43 316 M 0275 43 42 (International: 64-3-543 9316) Mobile: 0275 343 042 WARNELL FORESTRY RESEARCHERS: HARVESTING REGIONAL BIOMASS Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources researchers recently published a paper on “Regional approaches for harvesting forest biomass” The paper details a report on field studies to the Wood Supply Research Institute. The UGA team’s final conclusions formed a component of the Institute’s recently concluded “Forest Biomass Supply Chain Project”. For more information, go to: Or email: **************************************** COPYRIGHT NOTICE Items headlined in SOUTHEM Online are drawn from a number of sources. The source 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 TMS Ltd. 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, we request that this is done to accurately reflect the current layout to ensure attribution is appropriate. ************************************************ BRICS UNVEIL STOCK EXCHANGE ALLIANCE Share exchanges in the so-called BRICS emerging market bloc have unveiled plans for a cross-listing agreement for derivatives in a bid to increase

economic partnerships. The agreement announced at the World Federation of Exchanges in Johannesburg said the nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa represented a combined listed market capitalisation of US$9.02 trillion, equity marketing trading value/month of US$422 billion and 9,481 companies listed. "As a logical second phase in the alliance, the exchanges have agreed to work together to develop new products for crosslisting on the respective exchanges," Russell Loubser, CEO of the JSE said in a statement. ************************************************ THOUSANDS OF JOBS CHOPPED IN S.A. FORESTRY The South African forestry industry, which is worth more than R40 billion a year, has shed close to 12 500 jobs since 2008 and continues to decline, Michael Peter, the executive director of Forestry South Africa (FSA), Business Report reported. It quoted Peter as saying that, unlike its international counterparts, the local forestry industry had no tariff protection from imports, no subsidies and incentives for domestic production, and was far away from many of the key overseas markets. ************************************************ CARBON CONSCIOUS A WINNER WITH CLEAN ENERGY ACT Australian-listed company Carbon Conscious Limited, a developer of forestry plantation projects to deliver carbon offset credits, says it expects to be a major beneficiary of the passage of the Clean Energy Bill 2011 through the House of Representatives and declared it as a major milestone in the birth of Australia’s new carbon economy. Steve Lowe, Executive Chairman of Carbon Conscious, said in a statement that the passage of the Clean Energy Bill 2011 through the lower house was a great day for Australia’s carbon abatement industry and paves the way for substantial expansion of the Company’s carbon forest sink operations. ************************************************ DROUGHT SUCKS VALUE OUT OF FPC FOREST PLANTATIONS Meanwhile, the West Australia Forest Products Commission has reportedly wiped millions of dollars from the value of its pine plantations and been forced to harvest thousands of drying trees prematurely due to drought. The West Australian has reported the FPC announced an annual loss of A$13 million, blaming record dry and hot conditions for sucking water out of the forest area for the write down in the value of its plantations. ************************************************ ALTO PARANA PLANS $50M ANNUAL INVESTMENTS Alto Paraná, the Argentine offshoot of Chile’s Arauco, has announced that it will undertake an annual investment plan of more than $50 million in order to improve their, lift productivity and consolidate their positioning in the world forest products markets in a sustainable manner, Misiones Online reported..

************************************************ CMPC SCOPING US$2B BRAZIL PULP PLANT EXPANSION Chile’s CMPC is planning a pulp project in Brazil that could end up costing between US$1.5 billion and US$2 billion, it’s reported. The company has said the project would add 1.3 million metric tons of capacity to its Guaiba plan, expanding capacity to 1.75 million tons annually from the 450,000 tons. ************************************************ FORESTRY AGENCIES HONOURED FOR SANTIAGO PARK PLANTINGS The Chilean Wood Corporation (CORMA) and the Forest Research Institute (INFOR) have been honoured by the Metropolitan Park of Santiago (PMS) for their contribution to the recovery of soils, through tree planting in the Park, which has today become a green lung for the city of Santiago. Present at the event were the president of CORMA, Fernando Raga; the executive director of INFOR, Hans Grosse and Bernardo Küpfer, director of the PMS, who agreed on the benefits the park was having for the capital. ************************************************ MASISA RECEIVES AWARD FOR COMMITMENT TO BEATING POVERTY Chile’s Masisa has received an award for its commitment to overcoming poverty. The company received the award in recognition of a programme providing opportunities for furniture makers making furniture for social housing projects. ************************************************ JOHN DEERE BUILDING TWO FACTORIES IN BRAZIL The US group John Deere says that it plans to build two new factories in Brazil to meet growing market demand for its construction equipment products in Brazil and other South American countries. The total investment is approximately $180 million with Deere investing approximately $124 million of the total. (Source: Media Release) ************************************************ LIFT CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS ON HAZARD RISK CONFERENCE TOLD Reducing the risks of climate change and increasing the resilience of agriculture and forestry ecosystems are vital to Pacific Islanders, says Land Resources Division acting director Inoke Ratukalou. The Fiji Times reported. he told the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change conference in Auckland, New Zealand that disaster risk reduction addressed risks related to all categories of hazard, while climate change adaptation focused only on climate risks. ************************************************

BOLIVIA HALTS ROADING PROJECT THROUGH AMAZON FOREST Bolivia's Chamber of Deputies voted recently to approve President Evo Morales' decision to halt a controversial road project through the country's eastern Amazon rainforest in order to consult with the local population. Chamber of Deputies president Héctor Arce said halting the project would open the way for an "informed dialogue" with the affected communities. Despite the vote—and a police attack on their camp last month—indigenous protesters who oppose the highway project said they would continue their cross-country march on La Paz. (Source: WW4 Report) ************************************************ WORLD AGRO-FORESTRY’S FORMER DIRECTOR A DRYLAND AMBASSADOR The outgoing Director General of the Nairobi-based World Agroforestry Centre Dennis Garrity, and South African gospel singer, Deborah Fraser were Tuesday named as Drylands Ambassadors, Africa Science News reported. In naming the two, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Luc Gnacadja, said the new Drylands Ambassadors will take a lead in raising international awareness of land degradation, its causes and possible solutions. ************************************************ SUSTAINABLE TIMBER SEISMIC DESIGN LEADS WAY FOR NEW ERA New Zealand’s landmark timber structural demonstration building has won further acclaim at Tuesday night’s New Zealand Wood Timber Design awards held at Auckland. The Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Arts and Media Building (NMIT) picked up three awards. The building also employs several new timber structural systems for floors, beams and columns that truly demonstrate the ability of structural timber for use in multi storey construction. ************************************************ AMAZING TREE IN SOUTH AFRICA This tree looks quite normal until you get up close. As noted on the web site, it is “amazing”. *********************************************** SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE VIDEOS CHILEAN MINERS CELEBRATED IN CANADIAN TEEN’S SONG A Canadian teenager’s recording commemorating the rescue of Chilean miners a year ago has created quite a sensation. ************************************************

ARTICLES OF INTEREST: DETECTING IRREVERSIBLE ‘LANDSCAPE TRAPS’ David B. Lindenmayer, Richard J. Hobbs, Gene E. Likens, Charles J. Krebs, and Samuel C. Banksa. Newly discovered landscape traps produce regime shifts in wet forests. PNAS September 20, 2011 vol. 108 no. 38 15887-15891. SURVIVOR GROWTH McIvor, I. R., Hedderley, D. I., Hurst, S. E., & Fung, L. E. (2011). Survival and growth to age 8 of four Populus maximowiczii × P. nigra clones in field trials on pastoral hill slopes in six climatic zones of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science, 41, 151-163.It is available on-line at: ************************************************ SOUTHEM OPPORTUNITIES

************************************************ SOUTHEM KORERO FORESTS, GOVERNMENTS AND FOREST RIGHTS 26-28 October 2011. VIII Congreso Latinoamericano de Derecho ForestalAmbiental "Bosques, Gobernanza y Derecho Forestal". San José, Costa Rica. IUFRO 9.06.01, Contact: Lucia Ruiz, lruiz(at); Vivian Wyllins, congresoforestalcr(at) FOREST VEGETATION MANAGEMENT 7-11 November 2011. Forest Vegetation Management for Timber and Nontimber Values. Valdivia, Chile. IUFRO 1.01.04, Contact: Euan Mason, euan.mason(at) SECOND ASIA-PACIFIC FORESTRY WEEK 7-11 November 2011 New Challenges, New Opportunities. Beijing, China. FAO and its partners are inviting the forestry sector to come together at the second Asia-Pacific Forestry Week, expected to be the largest and the most important forestry-related event in the region in 2011. The event will bring together some 1500-2000 participants from governments, NGOs, research institutions, regional and international networks, UN agencies and the private

sector. High-level forestry officials from throughout the Asia-Pacific region will attend the event. It will provide a unique opportunity for diverse stakeholders and forest managers to share perspectives and seek solutions to the most challenging issues facing forests and forestry today. For more information, please contact Mr. Patrick Durst (Senior Forestry Officer) FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific; Email: SUSTAINING THE FUTURE 12-16 December 2011. Sustaining Our Future: understanding and living with uncertainty. Perth WA, Australia AUSTIMBER 2012 29-31 March 2012. AusTimber 2012. Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia. ACCURACY 2012 International Spatial Accuracy Research Association (ISARA). The Tenth International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. July 10-13, 2012. Florianópolis, SC – Brazil FOUR DEGREES OR MORE? 12-14 July 2012. Four Degrees or More? Australia in a Hot World. Melbourne, Australia. weblink: LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY 5-12 November 2012. Biannual IUFRO Forest Landscape Ecology Conference: Sustaining Humans and Forests in Changing Landscapes: Forests, Society and Global Change. Concepción, Chile. IUFRO 8.01.02, Contact: Cristian Echeverria, cristian.echeverria(at); Sandra Luque, sandra.luque(at) BRAZIL TO HOST 2015 WORLD STATS CONGRESS The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics will host in the second half of 2015, the 60th World Congress of Statistics, organised by the International Statistical Institute. Go to: ************************************************* NEWS ONLINE Do you have news items you wish to make available to others on SOUTHEM

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