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Press Releases from Forestry Research Associates (78 total)

FRA agrees that Brazil Regulations could boost Agricultural investment

Business Monitor International (BMI) has predicted that investment in forestry and agriculture in the Amazon region will be boosted as a result of the new forestry regulations giving people more control over land rights. Bainbridge Island, WA, July 05, 2012 - Business Monitor International (BMI) has predicted that investment in forestry and agriculture in the Amazon region will be boosted as a result of the new forestry regulations giving people more

FRA welcomes New of Church of England's Timberland investments

FRA a US-based forestry investment research and analysis consultancy, has welcomed news that the Church of England has increased its exposure to timberland investments over the past 18 months. Bainbridge Island, WA, June 01, 2012 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) a US-based forestry investment research and analysis consultancy, has welcomed news that the Church of England has increased its exposure to timberland investments over the past 18 months. The Church of England

Rousseff Government Vetoes Parts of Forestry Bill

Seattle, United States, May 30, 2012 -- In response to growing pressure from environmentalists all over the globe, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vetoed parts of the controversial forestry bill, in a move that has been welcomed by Forestry Research Associates (FRA). The President had pledged to veto the bill if she won the election while on her campaign trail and pressure to fulfil her promise had been rising over the

China, Korea, Japan Forestry Agreement is Great news for Environment says FRA

FRA has stated that the signing of a sustainable forestry agreement between China, the Republic of Korea and Japan is an "extremely positive move” in the fight against desertification and deforestation. Bainbridge Island, WA, May 18, 2012 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has stated that the signing of a sustainable forestry agreement between China, the Republic of Korea and Japan is an "extremely positive move” in the fight against desertification and

Wood First Campaign Attracts Support from FRA

Seattle, United States, May 12, 2012 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has lent its support to a new campaign in the UK that calls upon the public sector to lead the way in terms of opting to use wood as a primary building material. Wood for Good has launched the “Wood First” campaign, which it hopes will encourage local authorities and councils to consider sustainably sources wood as a primary building

FRA highlights Forestry's ROI and Sustainability Credentials

FRA has highlighted a piece by Doug Jones of Remsoft in the Environmentalleader.com, which talks about achieving both sustainability and return on investment through investing in forestry. Bainbridge Island, WA, May 09, 2012 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has highlighted a piece by Doug Jones of Remsoft in the Environmentalleader.com, which talks about achieving both sustainability and return on investment through investing in forestry. Remsoft’s Vice President of Forestry explains that finding

FRA backs Pakistan's look into Forestry's Climate change benefits

FRA has welcomed the news that efforts are being made in Pakistan to monitor climate change impacts and scenarios. Bainbridge Island, WA, May 05, 2012 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has welcomed the news that efforts are being made in Pakistan to monitor climate change impacts and scenarios. The research and analysis consultancy claims that the work being done by the Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI) is a good thing for the country

FRA supports Re-Emergence of Finnish Forestry

Seattle, United States, May 3, 2012 -- The Finnish forestry industry is on the up once more, according to Forestry Research Associates (FRA), whose outlook is backed by a new study. FRA is a research and analysis consultancy, specialising in forestry and timberland investments. It claims that, after a period of downturn, the forestry industry in Finland is ripe for investment once more. FRA’s view on the state of the industry in

Sustainability receiving Boost from Investors, claims FRA

Seattle, United States, May 3, 2012 -- Forestry investors are helping to boost sustainability, claims Forestry Research Associates (FRA). FRA, along with a host of other experts, are claiming that the increased interest in alternative investments, and particularly ethical investments, is helping to boost the importance of sustainability around the globe. A recent article in the Financial Times also highlighted how investment in sustainable real estate is also helping to boost the

FRA welcomes Timber investment article from Pictet-Timber head

FRA is welcoming an article by Pictet-Timber fund co-manager Gabriel Micheli in Investment Week, giving tips to anyone considering investing in timber. Bainbridge Island, WA, May 02, 2012 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) is welcoming an article by Pictet-Timber fund co-manager Gabriel Micheli in Investment Week, giving tips to anyone considering investing in timber. Mr Micheli is keen to point out the potential returns that can come about as a result of

FRA says Bamboo Prices could Rise

Seattle, United States, April 12, 2012 -- Forestry Research Analysis (FRA) says it is “excited” by the prospects of bamboo being hailed as the new super material, which can be used for everything from housebuilding to garment manufacture. The research and analysis consultancy, which specialises in the forestry investment sector, claims that bamboo’s uses could make prices rise hugely over coming years, making it a good prospect for alternative investors. “As the

Demand for Timber Frame Houses is 'Good news' for Forestry investors, says FRA

A new report from MTW Research shows that demand for timber frame housing will increase hugely over the coming four years in the UK. This could prove good news for forestry investors, according to FRA. Bainbridge Island, WA, April 11, 2012 - A new report from MTW Research shows that demand for timber frame housing will increase hugely over the coming four years in the UK. This could prove good news

FRA 'disappointed' in US Illegal Timber Imports

Seattle, United States, April 11, 2012 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has said it is ‘disappointed’ to hear that the US is still regularly importing illegally logged timber from the Amazon rain forest. A recent long-term research study by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has found that millions of dollars worth of timber has been imported into the US by over 20 US-based businesses since 2008. The report stated, "Exporters in Peru

FRA Flags Up 'Future Climate' Tree Species Trials

Seattle, United States, March 30, 2012 -- An interesting research project is taking place in the UK, which could lead to some exciting plantation investment opportunities in the future, according to Forestry Research Associates (FRA). The Forestry Commission’s Forest Research division is carrying out a series of tests to try to establish species of trees that could survive and flourish in a ‘future climate’. Project REINFFORCE, as it is being known,

FRA welcomes Prediction of Timber demand increase

A recent report in the Financial Times has provided a boost for the forestry investment industry, as it outlines how timber demand could increase by 55 per cent by 2050, according to FRA. Bainbridge Island, WA, March 29, 2012 - A recent report in the Financial Times has provided a boost for the forestry investment industry, as it outlines how timber demand could increase by 55 per cent by 2050, according

FRA Welcomes New of Timber Future Price Hike

Seattle, United States, March 29, 2012 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has welcomed news that lumber prices in the US are rising off the back of a lack of credit in the lumber distribution industry. The research and analysis consultancy said that prices have risen 30 per cent in the past five months and that this was being prompted by distributors increasingly buying futures as a hedge in light of a

Invest in Timber before House Building Boom, says FRA

Investment site, StreetAuthority.com, claims that there could be money to be made by investing in timber right now, as house building is set to boom in 2013, says Forestry FRA. Bainbridge Island, WA, March 06, 2012 - Investment site, StreetAuthority.com, claims that there could be money to be made by investing in timber right now, as house building is set to boom in 2013, says Forestry Research Analysis (FRA). FRA, a research

FRA urges Investors to seek out RISI Forestry Industry Report

Seattle, United States, March 01, 2012 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) is urging those interested in alternative investments to get hold of a copy of the new RISI Global Tree Farm Economics Review. The review is a comprehensive look at the market for investing in sustainable plantation projects and other timber investment schemes all over the world. The report looks at the various trends, economic and political factors that could impact the

Finnish timber export demand rise highlighted by FRA

Seattle, United States, February 23, 2012 -- Finland’s increased timber products expert figures show that demand for timber is set to grow, according to Forestry Research Associates (FRA). The research and analysis consultancy was responding to figures showing that Finland’s forestry industry exports rose by 4 per cent last year, and the value of the industry increased to EUR 20.8 billion. FRA added that the increase reflects analysts’ views that the demand

FRA Claims Protecting Indigenous Rights is Vital to REDD+ scheme

FRA claims that the REDD+ project is more than just about preventing deforestation and has backed a statement from a high profile member, who talks about the importance of helping those living in and around the forests. Bainbridge Island, WA, February 21, 2012 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) claims that the REDD+ project is more than just about preventing deforestation and has backed a statement from a high profile member, who

Forest Carbon Partners funding scheme wins support of FRA

Seattle, United States, February 17, 2012 -- News of the new Forest Carbon Partners forestry investment scheme from New Forests Inc. has won the support of Forestry Research Associates (FRA), which analyses various forms of forestry investment project. Forest Carbon Partners is an investment vehicle that offers funding for carbon offsetting projects in California. The fund helps to manage these projects and deliver revenue to landowners. Among the first projects it is

FRA says Timber demand from China could help US forestry industry

FRA has welcomed the news that the demand for timber is on the up thanks to the increasing appetite for timber in China. Bainbridge Island, WA, February 14, 2012 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has welcomed the news that the demand for timber is on the up thanks to the increasing appetite for timber in China. Figures on timber harvesting in 2011 analysed by forestry economist, Gary Lettman, showed that harvests had

FRA supports Congo's call for Indian forestry investment

Seattle, United States, February 07, 2012 -- The Republic of Congo's decision to encourage Indian private companies to invest in its forestry industry has been welcomed by Forestry Research Associates (FRA). FRA welcomed the news that Henri Djombo, the Forestry and Environment Minister in the Congo, spoke out in favour of Congolese forestry investment at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit. Speaking to the Economic Times in India, Djombo said, "We have a

US Forest land planning rule welcomed by FRA

Seattle, United States, January 27, 2012 -- A new planning rule that could increase forest land in the United States is being supported by research and analysis consultancy, Forestry Research Associates (FRA). The new planning rule that is intended to help protect the country’s 193-acres of national forest, according to a statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The planning rule, which will be known as the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS)

New Plantation Research could hold key to fewer Emissions claims FRA

FRA has claimed that Swiss research could deliver more efficient timber plantations in the future. Bainbridge Island, WA, January 27, 2012 - Research from Switzerland holds the key to “more efficient” timber plantations, claims research and analysis consultancy, Forestry Research Associates (FRA). Seattle-based FRA claims that new research from the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, Switzerland, has found how to optimise forestry plantations in order to minimise bark growth while maximising log

Now could be great time for timber investors, claims FRA

FRA said that now is a great time to have investments in forestry as the construction industry in the US begins to recover from its long slump. Seattle, United States, January 24, 2012 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) said that now is a great time to have investments in forestry as the construction industry in the US begins to recover from its long slump. A recent report in Zacks Investment Research said

FRA welcomes news on successful Brazilian deforestation policies

Seattle, United States, January 13, 2012 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA), a research and analysis consultancy, has welcomed news that anti-deforestation policies in Brazil seem to be working, according to new figures. The latest data from a report published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science show that as the deforestation rate of rainforest in the Mato Grosso region reduced, the rate of food production increased. FRA claims that

FRA backs fashion's new environmental campaign

Seattle, United States, December 23, 2011 -- Forestry Research Associates has spoken out in support of Marc by Marc Jacobs' backing of the Nature Conservancy's 'Plant and Billion Trees' campaign. The campaign is intended to help boost the number of trees in the Atlantic forest region of Brazil, which is an area of highly endangered tropical forest. “Eyewear label, Marc by Marc Jacobs, is making a clear and positive statement about

FRA shares South Australian plantation industry's water legislation concerns

Forestry Research Associates (FRA) agrees that Victoria, Australia, could see an influx of forestry plantation investment, as a result of the introduction of tougher water policies in the South Australia region. Seattle, United States, December 22, 2011 -- The South Australian plantation industry said that the new NRM (Commercial Forests) Amendment Bill could require plantation owners in the region to pay for licenses for the use of intercepted water in their

FRA: Now's the time to invest in timber

FRA has signalled its support for a Seeking Alpha claiming that now is a great time to invest in timber. Bainbridge Island, WA, December 22, 2011 - A recent report from Seeking Alpha claiming that now is a great time to invest in timber, has attracted support from Forestry Research Associates (FRA), an analysis and research consultancy specialising in forestry investment and sustainability. Although, on the surface, the fact that timber prices

FRA reacts to article Latin American forestry

A recent report from the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch blog is being championed by Forestry Research Associates (FRA) as a beneficial piece for the forestry investment industry. Bainbridge Island, WA, December20, 2011 - A recent report from the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch blog is being championed by Forestry Research Associates (FRA) as a beneficial piece for the forestry investment industry. FRA is a research and analysis consultancy specializing in sustainable forestry and

FRA states that it hopes Paragominas's methods catch on

Seattle, United States, December 20, 2011 -- News that the town of Paragominas in Brazil is being hailed as a new 'Green City', after once being one of the most deforested regions of the Amazon, has been welcomed by Forestry Research Associates (FRA). Just three years ago the forest surrounding the city was ravaged by deforestation and the air lay heavy with smoke and fumes from the fires that raged in

Forestry Research investment welcomed by Forestry communities, claims FRA

Forestry Research Associates has announced its support for the forestry research program revealed by The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research at the Durban UN Climate Change Conference this week. Bainbridge Island, WA, December 15, 2011 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has announced its support for the forestry research program revealed by The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) at the Durban UN Climate Change Conference this week. The 10-year, $233

FRA Welcomes Revised UN Deforestation Figures

Seattle, United States, December 13, 2011 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has welcomed the news that the previous estimate for the amount of forest lost between 1990 and 2005 has been revised downwards. The latest data is based on satellite figures that could not have been gathered at the time and show that less forest than thought was lost during the period. Better still, claims FRA, is that the revision has

Extra Scottish woodland creation grants welcomed by FRA

Seattle, United States, December 02, 2011 -- Forestry Research Associates, (FRA) has announced that it welcomes a new woodland creation grant scheme that has been introduced in Scotland. Anyone looking to create woodland in the northern and western isles of Scotland will be given grants under a news scheme that intends to encourage people to increase the amount of woodland in the region. FRA, a research and analysis consultancy, explained that payments

FRA welcomes Indian minister's Commitment to Forest protection

Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has spoken out in support of the Indian Environment Minister, Jayanthi Natarajan's calls for measures to cut forest degradation in the sub-continent. Bainbridge Island, WA, November 25, 2011 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has spoken out in support of the Indian Environment Minister, Jayanthi Natarajan, who has opened the Forest Congress event taking place in New Delhi with calls for measures to cut forest degradation in the

FRA claims investment could help boost Scottish forestry

Seattle, United States, November 25, 2011 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has stated its support for a new investment scheme that it claims could help boost the Scottish forestry industry. Scottish borders-based sawmill firm, BSW Timber, has announced a major investment programme in its operations in Latvia and in Scotland’s Fort William. FRA, a research and analysis consultancy specializing in forestry investment and sustainability welcomed the news of the investment, adding

FRA lends support to Brazilian Forestry Plantation Claims

Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has announced its support for a statement from Timberinvestments.co, claiming that plantation projects in Brazil can help to reduce deforestation in the developing country. Bainbridge Island, WA, November 23, 2011 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has announced its support for a statement from Timberinvestments.co, claiming that plantation projects in Brazil can help to reduce deforestation in the developing country. FRA is a research and analysis consultancy that specializes

FRA claims expert comments reflect its views on forestry investment

An investment expert’s predictions about forestry and farmland investment reflects opinions held by Forestry Research Associates (FRA), the research and analysis consultancy has claimed. Bainbridge Island, WA, November 12, 2011 - An investment expert’s predictions about forestry and farmland investment reflects opinions held by Forestry Research Associates (FRA), the research and analysis consultancy has claimed. Jeremy Grantham, who is considered to be a leading investor at GMO Asset Management, has predicted that

Forest Owned by Brewery Wins FSC Re-certification

The forest land owned by Asahi Breweries in Japan has once again retained its Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, reported Forestry Research Associates (FRA). Bainbridge Island, WA, November 10, 2011 - The forest land owned by Asahi Breweries in Japan has once again retained its Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, reported Forestry Research Associates (FRA). FRA, a research and analysis consultancy that promotes sustainable approaches to forestry and forestry investments, has welcomed

FRA reports on 'forests for food' claims

Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has reported on claims from the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) that the world's forests can play a vital role in feeding those living in developing countries. Bainbridge Island, WA, November 04, 2011 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has reported on claims from the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) that the world's forests can play a vital role in feeding those living in developing countries. Although forests undoubtedly

Forestry for People study gains support of FRA

Seattle, United States, November 01, 2011 -- An evaluation of the economic and social benefits provided by the forests of Scotland has taken place in the form of the Forestry for People project - attracting praise from Forestry Research Associates (FRA). The research and analysis consultancy has welcomed the release of the study, which found that the forests of Scotland have huge benefits for the local environment and many uses on

FRA Joins Canadian Forestry Industry in Welcoming Jenkins Panel Report

Forestry Research Associates (FRA) along with the forestry industry of Canada, says it is looking forward to the release of the Jenkins Panel report, which is a new innovation in the sector. Bainbridge Island, WA, October 21, 2011 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) along with the forestry industry of Canada, says it is looking forward to the release of the Jenkins Panel report, which is a new innovation in the sector. Two

FRA Claims Increased Exports to China to Boost Timber Prices

Forestry Research Associates (FRA) have commented on new figures from Wood Resources Quarterly that show 2011 exports of softwood lumber from the US and Canada to China will reach record levels. Bainbridge Island, WA, October 14, 2011 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) have commented on new figures from Wood Resources Quarterly that show 2011 exports of softwood lumber from the US and Canada to China will reach record levels. FRA, a research

FRA Welcomes Increased Chinese Forestry Output Values

Seattle, United States, October 13, 2011 -- The news that China’s forestry resources are being managed and used effectively to generate larger output values has been welcomed by Forestry Research Associates. The new statistics have been released by the State Forestry Administration (SFA), which says there has been “significant growth in the industry”. Total output value for China’s forestry industry increased to $255 billion in the first eight months of 2011,

FRA Supports Call To End Export Of Raw Logs

Seattle, United States, October 05, 2011 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) is lending its support to the forestry workers of British Colombia, Canada, who are calling for an end to the export of raw logs to China for processing. The workers are concerned that the practice could threaten the future of the region’s forestry industry. Those calling for the ban on the activity marched from the Pulp, Paper and Woodworkers of

Community Forestry Management Called Into Question by AAA and Others

Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has spoken out against the current model for Community Forestry Management (CFM) schemes. They intended to help protect forestry and people in developing nations, but have been found to be substandard in a new report. Seattle, WA, October 05, 2011 -- Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has spoken out against the current model for Community Forestry Management (CFM) schemes. They intended to help protect forestry and people in

Indonesia Attempt to Commit to Sustainability Welcomed by FRA

Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has reported that the government of Indonesia has hosted a forum on its forestry industry to prevent the spread of what it claims is misinformation about its environmental credentials. Seattle, WA, October 01, 2011 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has reported that the government of Indonesia has hosted a forum on its forestry industry to prevent the spread of what it claims is misinformation about its environmental

FRA Praises Article Highlighting Forestry Investment Benefits

Seattle, United States, September 29, 2011 -- A recent feature on forestry investment in SmartMoney Magazine has caught the eye of Forestry Research Associates (FRA) who is thanking the publication for bringing attention to forestry as an asset class. The article, by Brett Arends, talks about how forestry investment can be a great way to shelter money in more volatile economic times. He explained that timberlands have been a favorite among

FRA Supports New Brazilian Rain Forest Investment Product

The investment opportunity is available to any investor who has been with InvestCom for at least six months. It was officially launched in July and it offers an interest rate of 2.1 per cent and charges no hidden fees. Seattle, US, September 15, 2011 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) are supporting the release of a new Green Forestry Investment plan from InvestCom, which gives existing investors the chance to direct their

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