Ecoforests Industry News
March 2013                                                                                                              

Here we present our first newsletter for 2013, in this newsletter you will find recent information about Ecoforests, the timber industry and environment. 

AIMCO Corporation releases a White Paper on Timberland Investment trends and returns.

Alberta Investment Management Corporation (A crown Corporation) is one of Canada's largest and most diversified institutional investment fund managers, with an investment portfolio of approximately $70 billion. They invest globally on behalf of our clients, 26 pension, endowment and government funds in the Province of Alberta. 

When Aimco decided to venture investing in Timberland and Forestry operations, they had invested a mere $200 Million in the industry. Today, they have an approximate stake in forestry of $3.9 Billion.


On a recent white paper about forestry investments, AIMCO was trying to analyze the difference in real returns on Timberland based on different geographic regions. An excerpt of the report shows real returns on timberland across the globe.


Timber Returns by Geographic Regions
Aimcos' opinion on investing in timberland is the following:  
"Timber is a long-term and inflation-sensitive asset. Wood is a very versatile material with a wide range of applications that, over time, have contributed to generating returns that keep pace with inflation. Since our financial leverage levels are low, we have the flexibility to defer harvest until markets for timber improve. Waiting is not an issue since the trees will continue to grow in size and our investments will continue to grow in value." - AIMCO Manager

If you would like to receive a copy of this wihite paper email us at and request a copy.



Illegally logged trees to start calling for help.
Illegal logger beware, Trees will soon be calling for help.

Illegal loggers beware: trees will soon be calling-literally-for backup. The Brazilian government has begun fixing trees with a wireless device, known as Invisible Tracck, which will allow trees to contact authorities after being felled and moved.   


Here's how it works: Brazilian authorities fix the Invisible Tracck-smaller than a deck of cards-onto a tree. An illegal logger cuts down the tree and puts it onto a truck for removal, unaware that they are carrying a tracking device. Once Invisible Tracck comes within 20 miles (32 kilometers) of a cellular network it will 'wake up' and send a signal to Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente (IBAMA), who will then be able to track the moving tree to the mill and arrest the criminals at will.

Invisible Tracck was developed by Brazilian technology company, Cargo Tracck, and will be piloted by Dutch security company, Gemalto. The small device has a battery life of a year.


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Are Tropical Forests Resilient to Global Warming ?


Tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass - plants and plant material - in response to greenhouse gas emissions over the 21st century than may previously have been thought, suggests a new study published in Nature Geo-science.


In the most comprehensive assessment yet of the risk of tropical forest dieback due to climate change, the results have important implications for the future evolution of tropical rainforests including the role they play in the global climate system and carbon cycle.


To remain effective, programmes such as the United Nation's Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation+ scheme require rainforest stability, in effect locking carbon within the trees.


The research team comprised climate scientists and tropical ecologists from the UK, USA, Australia and Brazil and was led by Dr Chris Huntingford from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in the UK.


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Ecoforests Corporate Overview 2013 released.


 Ecoforests 2013, 200 page Corporate Overview for Institutional and Private Investors officially released, contact us at  to request digital or printed copy.




Interesting Eco-Story : Lone Indian man plants 1,360 Acre forest by himself over 30 years.

A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav "Molai" Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India's Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site where he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acre of jungle that Payeng planted single-handedly.

The Times of India recently caught up with Payeng in his remote forest lodge to learn more about how he came to leave such an indelible mark on the landscape. Read More  

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