Industry News

  • 21st Aug 14 12:00 AM

    Vote Today - ISA Leadership Special Election

    Due to a recent resignation on the ISA Board of Directors, ISA is holding a special election to fill the remainder of this seat's term. Deadline August 29.

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  • 12th Aug 14 12:00 AM

    Madagascar's reptiles: Highly threatened but not yet over the edge

    Reptiles are among Madagascar's most bewildering creatures but nearly 40% of them are facing an elevated risk of extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.  A study published today in the journal PLOS ONE says that successful management of Madagascar’s protected areas is crucial to the survival of many of these species.

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  • 29th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Rising murder toll of park rangers calls for tougher laws

    With poachers responsible for more than half of ranger deaths over the past two years, IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the International Ranger Federation (IRF) call for a toughened stance against wildlife crime globally, marking World Ranger Day celebrated across the globe on 31 July.

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  • 29th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Eating pangolins to extinction

    The enigmatic pangolin, or scaly anteater, is literally being eaten out of existence according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, which shows that all eight species are now threatened with extinction.

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  • 20th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    How Much Is Nature Worth?

    How much money are Australian workers prepared to give up to have greater contact with nature at work? How do indoor plants affect productivity? What do they do for air quality? How many workers can't see the sky or a single potted plant from their workstation? All of these questions are answered in Planet Ark's new report titled Valuing Trees - What is Nature Worth? - launched in the run up to National Tree Day.

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  • 20th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Recycling Contracts Cleared Up

    Workplaces come in all sizes so your waste and recycling service should fit your specific needs. A good contract can achieve some great outcomes like reducing costs, increasing recycling and improving amenity. Our waste and recycling contract guides will help you find the most appropriate service for your workplace.

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  • 20th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Aussie, Recycled and Certified

    Office paper is probably the most recycled material in Australian workplaces. But when it comes to using recycled office paper things aren't so good. Less than one in six reams of paper bought include any recycled content. There are three things for you, or your purchasing manager, should look for to make the right paper choice.

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  • 18th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Rotorua Council to Adopt NZ's first 'Wood First' policy

    Rotorua District Council (RDC) will be the first local authority in New Zealand to adopt a 'Wood First' Policy.

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  • 18th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Trees For Life South Australia are offering planting kits

    South Australian environmental organisation, Trees For Life (TFL), is asking residents to get down to one of 116 Foodland stores and buy a National Tree Day planting kits for just $1.

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  • 17th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Free D.I.Y. 'How to Plant A Tree' Workshops at Bunnings Stores for Tree Day

    Bunnings Wharehouse stores across the country (excluding South Australia) will be offering workshops on how to plant, care and maintain native trees the weekend of Tree Day (26 -27 July). Kids with little green thumbs will learn to plant and decorate gardening pots with recycled materials.

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  • 14th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    IUCN welcomes 11 new Members

    The IUCN Council has admitted 11 new Members to IUCN.

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  • 14th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    The ibises of Tmatbauy village: a model for bird conservation in northern Cambodia?

    Tmatbauy village is a special place. Located in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, Tmatbauy is where to go to see the Critically Endangered Giant Ibis (Thaumatibis gigantean) and White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni). The chances of spying these rare birds are increasing each season, thanks to an effective conservation model developed and implemented by SOS Grantee and IUCN Member WCS Cambodia in coordination with the Ministry of Environment and several local NGO partners. More importantly this model not only saves birds, but improves lives and changes local attitudes to conservation as well.  

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  • 14th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Extending Responsibility: RecyclingNearYou Report Released

    What is the hot button issue for Australians seeking recycling services? This report highlights the individuals or groups taking responsibility for recycling particular materials and is a powerful indicator of the types of options being sought by Australians.

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  • 10th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Natural World Heritage reaches 228 sites, including 19 ‘in danger’

    Delegates from over 100 governments met last month in Doha during the 38th World Heritage Committee meeting to take decisions on new and existing World Heritage sites. As usual, IUCN experts were there to give advice on natural World Heritage and the action needed to assure its conservation. The outcomes of the meeting are now available online in English and French.

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  • 10th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    SOS Marine: Collaboration key to saving Bangladesh’s cetaceans from gillnets

    The lives of Bangladesh's fishermen and its coastal cetaceans are intertwined. Regarded as their brethren at sea, fishermen often lament the death of these top predators through entanglement in gillnets. Finding mutually beneficial solutions, Brian Smith and colleague Rubaiyat Mowgli Mansur, working for SOS grantee and IUCN Member, the Wildlife Conservation Society, report on the promising start to an initiative to align priorities for both fishermen and cetaceans using new processes and Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies. With such an innovative project, there has been some learning on the job generating new insights and practices according to Brian.  …

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  • 9th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    SOS Marine: WildAid Launches Campaign to Reduce Consumption of Manta Ray Gills in China

    Influencing consumer behaviour toward protecting a species such as the iconic Manta Ray is a nuanced and lengthy process gaining awareness, changing attitudes and finally changing actions. It is work that SOS Grantee WildAid, has been doing for some time using a toolkit including celebrity ambassadors, social media, television and billboard advertising to win hearts and minds. First and key, however, is up to date market information: in this case the manta gill plate consumer market of Guangzhou, China – where 99% of the world’s consumption occurs.  

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  • 8th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    ISA Employment Opportunity

    Do you or someone you know desire to make a significant impact on the tree care industry? If your answer is yes, this opportunity could be for you. ISA Headquarters is seeking qualified candidates to consider for its current open position, Director of Certification. Visit our employment page for further details. Act now! Application period ends July 7, 2014

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  • 3rd Jul 14 12:00 AM

    We've Hit 25 Million!

    May's monster month of collections was the biggest ever for 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. On top of that we've just hit 25 million cartridges recycled since the program began. Find out what this milestone means for the environment.

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  • 2nd Jul 14 12:00 AM

    From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed

    With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers in the region, according to the latest report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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  • 1st Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Nature Kids - Movie Screening held at Surry Hills in Sydney.

    Nature Kids is an enlightening documentary about the connection between kids and nature, and the positive effects of children playing in and learning about nature.

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