FRA Welcomes Increased Chinese Forestry Output Values

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.

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, which is an increase of nine per cent on the output value recorded during the same period of 2010.

China is still aiming to further improve on the efficiencies, according to the report. The production of timber and bamboo products has helped to boost the output value, while the tertiary industry, which involves the market for tourism in forested regions, has also received a boost.

We are always pleased to hear that a forestry industry in a certain nation is healthy,” stated FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins. He added, “FRA supports sustainable forestry projects and works to ensure that they are not only productive in terms of environmental benefits, but also generate healthy returns for investors and those involved in the industry itself.”

FRA, which is a research and analysis consultancy based in the US, believes that increasing investment in sustainably managed forestry projects across the globe is the answer to the impending timber shortage that could arise if Chinese timber supplies run out. This week, a UN-based report from Australia claimed that Chinese forestry stocks could run out by 2038.

Anyone looking to invest in forestry could benefit by putting their cash into sustainable plantation projects in emerging economies, such as Greenwood Management’s projects in Brazil, as it is these plantations that can help solve the timber shortage problem sustainably.

The value of Chinese forestry product imports is already notably rising - with the latest figures showing an increase of 29.1 per cent year-on-year to $67.96.

About Forestry Research Associates

Forestry Research Associates is a research and advisory consultancy that focuses on forestry management, sustainability issues and forestry investment around the globe.

Media Contact:
Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Tel: (206) 316 8394

IAPAM's hCG Training Helps Physicians Meet Seasonal Weight Loss Demand

The IAPAM's hCG Training gives physicians all the tools they need to add an hCG for Weight Loss program to their practice this holiday season. The IAPAM's hCG Training will help physicians launch an hCG Diet program, just in time to get their patients into their favourite holiday party dresses.

Las Vegas, NV, October 13, 2011 -- Terms related to weight loss such as: “calories”, “calorie counters”, and “Body Mass Index (BMI)” are annually searched each November, and diet programs are also popular searches. Indeed, November is a month when many patients are looking for ways to refresh and slim down in anticipation of Christmas photos, holiday parties and family get-togethers. To help physicians meet the needs of these motivated patients, the IAPAM offers the industry's leading hCG for Weight Loss Training ( program. Attendees at the IAPAM's hCG Training learn from expert physicians, pharmacists and other specialists in the field of hCG and medical weight management, and are given all the tools, resources and instruction needed to profitably add hCG for Weight Loss to their practices right away.

The IAPAM's hCG Physician Weight Loss Training offers physicians a full-day of intensive education on the clinical best practices of hCG diets, lipotropic injections and Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) programs. Physicians and their staff will learn the exclusive IAPAM hCG for Weight Loss Protocol (based on Dr. Simeons manuscript, Pounds and Inches.) The IAPAM's program gives physicians "everything they need to start offering medical weight loss programs to their patients immediately upon returning to their practices," emphasizes Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the IAPAM (, and one of the IAPAM instructors presenting at the IAPAM's hCG training. The IAPAM's hCG course includes:

- A detailed overview of the exclusive IAPAM hCG Protocol & best practice.
- Understanding of VLCD/LCD diet programs.
- Patient selection criteria.
- Common medical contraindications.
- Current FDA status & requirements.
- Legal/Insurance considerations and special access to hCG Medical Malpractice Insurance Program.
- Weight Loss Practice Advertising & Marketing Tips and Strategies.

Attendees also receive the following program resources:
- Patient hCG Program book to offer patients (hCG friendly recipes, food journal, tips);
- Weight Management Practice Operational Manual;
- Patient Charting Forms, Medical History & hCG Consent Forms;
- Special Pricing for hCG and Meal Replacement Products; and
- hCG Waiting Room Presentations and advertising examples.

Finally, the IAPAM's full day hCG training is the only hCG medical weight loss training in North America approved for a special medical malpractice coverage for those who have attended and have been certified by the IAPAM.

In 2011, all of the IAPAM's hCG Medical Weight Management seminars have sold out, so to register for the next session in 2011, please see, or contact the IAPAM at or at 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary global association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession worldwide. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits to members around the globe. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox ® training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website ( or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 ext. 708