Bainbridge Island, WA (PressExposure) November 22, 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 in forestry investments as an alternative asset class. Its analysis partner, Peter Collins, claims that Timberinvestments.co [http://www.timberinvestments.co/] is correct in claiming that plantations, such as those run by forestry investment firm Greenwood Management in Brazil, can contribute to the effort to reduce deforestation.
Timberinvestments.co claims that European investors have become increasingly keen on timber investments as an option instead of investing in the stock markets. Forestry has typically seen far better returns than the equity markets over the past decide and at the same time, the rate of deforestation in Brazil has fallen significantly.
FRA claims that the forestry plantations are helping to provide alternative timber that is produced through felling native trees. The consultancy also adds that the Brazilian government has been taking more and more measures to try to monitor the destruction of the rainforest by using satellite technology, for example.
FRA welcomed the move from Timberinvestments.co to try to talk about the destruction that is still going on, however, and the fact that attracting investments in forestry projects taking place in the region can help to increase the supply of non-native trees for use in the production of charcoal, for example.
Plantation projects can also help to promote sustainable forestry management practices, which will ensure that the forestry industry can continue to exist for generation to come, while preserving the native rainforests.
Peter Collins of the FRA explained, "Forestry is a strong asset class for those who want to diversify their portfolios at the moment."
He added, "In addition, investing in sustainable projects in Brazil can help to protect the natural forests from illegal logging."