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The Climate Investment Funds backs forest dwellers to reverse deforestation

Strengthening the capacity of forest dwellers to sustainably manage their ancient home. In the Peruvian Amazon, 652km drive East of Lima, lies Atalaya; aptly translating to ‘watchtower’ in Spanish, the town stands sentinel over an important Peruvian forestry region covering 3.98million hectares. This corner of Peru’s wider Amazonian Forest (an area totalling 73million hectares and […]

Forestry Investments

Forestry investments prove resilient

Forest Enterprises says more investors looking to forestry sector after Covid-19. One benefit of investing in forestry, says Bert Hughes, CEO and Forestry Director of Forest Enterprises, is that it is not affected by the short-term peaks and troughs of the economy. It’s much less prone to unexpected economic shocks that can shake the share […]

UK forestry sector continues to grow

The sector is growing fast as private and public companies and individuals capture the move towards sustainability. According to Savills Spotlight: UK Forestry report, in 2019 there was clear evidence of new buyers entering the UK forestry market attracted by the recent performance of the asset class, but also drawn to the environmental benefits of […]

Estonian forestry startup Timbeter starts collaboration with the government of Costa Rica

Tallinn-based forestry tech Timbeter, which is digitalising and bringing transparency to the forestry sector, has kicked off a project with the government of Costa Rica. The aims of the project are to support the digitization of forest management in the region, and increase competitiveness of the local forestry sector. Timbeter, founded in 2013, is a […]

Timber ETFs Grow on Recovering Lumber Demand

The timber industry and related exchange traded funds are gaining momentum as lumber futures climbed since the start of April on signs that the housing construction season may be recovered, along with greater demand from home improvement stores. Over the past month, the iShares Global Timber & Forestry ETF (NYSEArca: WOOD) increased 9.2% and Invesco […]