Category: Forest Trade

Orang You Glad Your Chair is from a Sustainable Source?

Written by | January 31st, 2014

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More than half of the wood products consumed in major markets come from somewhere else. In 2010, the United States was the top buyer of wood furniture from the Asia Pacific region. That might just include your favorite chair.

The Last Tree for Orangutans

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Orangutans are in trouble because their habitat is diminishing at an unsustainable rate. This World Orangutan Day, we take a look at their plight.

ABC: This Valentine’s Day, Consider the Cacao Bean

Written by | February 12th, 2013

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jack Hurd examines the history of the cacao bean and explains how you can make sure your chocolate is responsibly harvested.

Resolutions for Rainforests

Written by | January 3rd, 2013

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Jack Hurd makes some New Year’s resolutions for 2013 and introduces a fun new infographic that explains how individuals can help save Asia-Pacific’s forests.

Looking Up in Lao PDR

Written by | November 5th, 2012

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In Lao PDR, new options are making sustainable forest management the best choice for local people and businesses alike.

In China, a Growing Call to Environmental Action

Written by | April 18th, 2012

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Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, knows the challenges are enormous. So why is he optimistic about our opportunity to help China achieve a sustainable future?

More on Myanmar: Taking Care of Teak

Written by | February 29th, 2012

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The Conservancy’s Jack Hurd explores what Myanmar’s recent unthawing means for its incredibly vast and valuable teak forests.

Improving Forestry for Nature, People and the Climate

Written by | January 20th, 2012

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While the world debates the best ways to address climate change, Mark Tercek says that one strategy is a “no brainer.” Find out which.

Mission of Burma

Written by | December 12th, 2011

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The winds of change are blowing in Burma. What does that mean for the country’s ample forests and natural resources? The Conservancy’s Jack Hurd weighs in.

Striking a Balance for Forests, from the Boreal to Borneo

Written by | July 20th, 2011

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Saving the world’s forests, and the species that depend on them, is very much like having relatives over for Thanksgiving dinner. The Conservancy’s Jack Hurd explains.

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