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Timberwatch comments on misleading language in South African “Forests Bill”

15th September 2017: In response to an invitation from the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to submit comments on the draft "National Forests Bill", on 15th August, the Timberwatch Coalition, the Centre for Environmental Rights, and two other local civil society groups from the Western Cape submitted written comments as follows: Timberwatch … Continue reading Timberwatch comments on misleading language in South African “Forests Bill”

The Swedish experience: Shrinking forests – Expanding tree plantations

  Guest blog - About the author:  Amanda Tas holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Science with focus on nature conservation biology. She has during the last 15 years worked with different environmental and nature conservation projects in Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. ************************************************************* There is a large difference between natural forest-ecosystems and industrial tree plantations. … Continue reading The Swedish experience: Shrinking forests – Expanding tree plantations