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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.


You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here

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2017-06-20 13:36 | CPAWS and Nature Canada celebrate a major achievement today for Rouge National Urban Park- Bill C-18 received Royal Assent from the Governor General. The law means ecological integrity will be the first priority in management of Rouge National Urban Park. It meets a key request from leading conservation groups in Canada that the federal government prioritize nature conservation in law for the park.

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2017-06-20 13:27 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 20, 2017 -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it is renewing its previously announced April price increase for all paperboard tubes and cores in the United States and Canada.

“The yield on our previously announced April price increase has not been sufficient to cover rising costs, in particular rising prices for uncoated recycled paperboard (URB), our primary raw material,” said James Harrell, corporate vice president for Sonoco’s U.S. and Canada Tubes...

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2017-06-20 13:26 | UPM, Helsinki, June 20, 2017 --- UPM will further improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the Kaukas pulp mill in Lappeenranta, Finland, by upgrading the mill's production process with a EUR 30 million investment. The upgrade will be targeted in the mill's fibre lines, recovery boiler, evaporation, bailing and wood handling. Erection of the main equipment and start-up are scheduled for the spring of 2018.

"Last year at the Kaukas mill we successfully...

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2017-06-20 13:22 |

The world’s largest forestry fair was bigger than ever this year both in terms of area and number of exhibitors. Many visitors were drawn to Elmia Wood to see new forestry products and services and to learn about new high-tech solutions and expertise in the forest south of Jönköping, Sweden.

“This has been a terrific fair,” said Edna Keane, CEO of Treemetrics, Ireland. “We’ve made contact with high-tech companies we didn’t know existed and met potential partners and customers from...

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2017-06-20 13:03 |

Haglöf Sweden develops and manufactures professional measuring systems for field use. In good time for Elmia Wood the company is now presenting its latest new product, the VL5 Vertex Laser: a complete field measuring device that combines measuring with ultrasound and laser.

“The VL5 Vertex Laser is intended for sophisticated measuring in the field. It’s perfect for preparing and implementing plans and doing many other tasks,” says Jonas Wikner, marketing manager at Haglöf Sweden....

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2017-06-20 12:28 |

Rottne had sold some ten harvesters of the new model H8D without anyone being allowed to see it. Everyone had to wait for the world premiere at Elmia Wood. The reaction? Even better than expected!

There was great interest at Elmia Wood in Rottne’s entire machine fleet. But two machines attracted particular attention. One was of course the H8D, which had never been exhibited before. One advantage of this new model, which surprised both its new purchasers and everyone...

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2017-06-20 11:00 |

The futures of Madagascar's youth and its lemurs are intertwined. In a country where 60% of the population is under 25, widespread poverty is driving unsustainable use of natural resources such as forests and wetlands. This is placing increased pressure on the country's unique biodiversity, including its 111 lemur species.

More information: Save our Species initiativeWork area:...

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2017-06-20 10:57 |

The IUCN Green List builds momentum in China for effective protected and conserved areas

Work area: Protected AreasGreen ListLocation: China

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2017-06-20 10:55 |

IUCN is committed to gender equality. To support International Women's Day, the Water Programme compiled some of their most recent efforts to empower women in decisions and actions for sustainable water management.

More information: IUCN work on waterWork area: GenderWater...

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2017-06-20 09:55 |

On International Tiger Day we look at how IUCN's tiger programme is helping humans and tigers coexist – and making sure these magnificent predators survive in the wild. 

More information: IUCN Tiger programmeWork area: Livelihoods...

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2017-06-20 08:25 | INBAR is very active in the area of land restoration, and has used bamboo in many countries as a tool to reverse land degradation and prevent desertification. From Ghana and Ethiopia to China, our Member States around the world are making bamboo a key part of their efforts to reach land degradation neutrality. This positive […]

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2017-06-20 05:54 |

Would you like to check your knowledge about forestry and Forest Monitor blog? Go ahead…and solve our quiz! CLICK HERE TO TAKE A PART IN OUR FIRST QUIZ!    

Artykuł QUIZ: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT FORESTRY AND FOREST MONITOR? pochodzi z serwisu Forest Monitor.

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2017-06-20 03:36 |

A 10-week school designed to provide formal training for men and women interested in starting a career in the logging profession is being planned for this region this fall.

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2017-06-20 03:10 |

The City of Beaconsfield is taking a new approach to try to save its ash trees from the emerald ash borer.

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2017-06-20 00:39 | Citation

Ignacio San-Miguel, David W. Andison, and Nicholas C. Coops.  2017. Characterizing historical fire patterns as a guide for harvesting planning using landscape metrics derived from long term satellite imagery.  Forest Ecology and Management. 399 (2017) 155–165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2017.05.021


Forest managers across the Canadian boreal require detailed fire pattern...

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2017-06-19 23:44 | Citation

Cattet M, Stenhouse GB, Janz DM, et al. The quantification of reproductive hormones in the hair of captive adult brown bears and their application as indicators of sex and reproductive state. Conservation Physiology. 2017;5(1):cox032. doi:10.1093/conphys/cox032.


Recognizing the potential value of steroid hormone measurements to augment non-invasive genetic sampling, we developed procedures based...

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2017-06-19 15:15 | The project Herbartis has come to an end: the final seminar will be held in Barcelona, Spain, next June 27th. All the participants, ADCMoura from Portugal, CTFC from Spain, Terre dei Savoia and CREA from Italy and UESS from France, will meet for the last time at the facilities of […]

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2017-06-19 13:37 |

On World Day to Combat Desertification we look at how conserving soil biodiversity can make dryland communities more resilient to drought and other threats and prevent desertification.

Work area: EcosystemsDrylandsLocation: ...

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2017-06-19 13:25 | June 19, 2017 ---Valmet will supply a complete tissue production line to Sofidel's Ibertissue mill in Buñuel, Navarra, in Spain. The delivery includes an Advantage NTT 200 tissue production line, stock preparation equipment and automation system. Start-up of the new line is scheduled for third quarter 2018.

The order was included in Valmet's first quarter 2017 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.

The up-coming new line in Spain will be Sofidel'...

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2017-06-19 13:00 |

Each year we hear terrible news from southern Europe about forest fires, a trend that has continued this week with the tragic events in central Portugal. Obviously the urgency lies with stopping the fire and providing help to local communities, but once the crisis is past, we need to take a scientific look at the root causes behind the headlines.

The perfect firestorm: rural abandonment, urbanisation patterns and climate change

Four key factors are increasing forest fire risk in...


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