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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 sawmill Fort William

Endless acquires £350m forestry business

Private equity firm Endless has bought BSW Timber and all its associated subsidiaries. BSW is the UK’s largest integrated forestry and sawmilling business with a turnover of over £350m and 1,200 employees. The business has five main operating divisions: tree nurseries, forestry management, tree harvesting, sawmilling, and energy. It operates seven sawmills across the UK […]

Sustainable Forest

European Investment Bank invests €12.5m in sustainable Irish forestry

An investment of €12.5 million in sustainable Irish forestry has been announced by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB). Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan said that with controversy growing about monoculture and clear felling policies in Ireland it is a welcome support for the more sustainable “continuous cover forestry” projects which would […]