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Forest law enforcement and governance

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Thursday 22 October 2015 09.19 BST

Europe failing to clamp down on illegal logging, report warns

Auditors say EU scheme to tackle $100bn global trade in illegal timber is poorly designed, badly managed and largely ineffective

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News: European Parliament gets tough on illegal logging

EU suppliers of timber from illegal sources must pay fines that reflect the real environmental and economic damage done by illegal logging, said Environment Committee MEPs on Tuesday.

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June 3rd, 2013

Multinationals reaping big from abusive forestry practices in DRC

Multinational companies are profiting hand over fist from abusive forestry practices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where illegal logging, mislabelled timber and false permits are widespread, according to several non-governmental organisations.

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February 2013

ETTF reports analyse EUTR trade flow impacts

The first in a series of in-depth statistical reports have been released by the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) in its programme for monitoring the impact of the EU Timber Regulation on trade flows.

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February 7, 2013; Feb. 12, 2013

Improving forest governance: A comparison of FLEGT VPAs and their impact

Ten years since the EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Action P

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11th October 2012

New report compares timber import requirements to safeguard biodiversity

A TRAFFIC document analysing and comparing the different requirements under various regulatory systems for legal importation of timber into the European Union (EU) has been launched today in India.

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01 October 2012

How the mafia is destroying the rainforests

It's not as glamorous as cocaine or diamonds, but the illegal logging industry has become very attractive to criminal organisations over the past decade.

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July 9, 2012

EUTR Issues High on Agenda at UK Stakeholder Day

With the introduction of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) only months away, PEFC UK hosted a Stakeholder Meeting in London on the 26 June, with the central theme of mitigating risk in procuring forest products.

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June 27, 2012

New Online Tool Supports Fight Against Illegal Logging

The World Resources Institute (WRI) today announced the launch of the Forest Legality Risk Information Tool, an open-access global information website designed to assist purchasers of forest products in securing fiber from legal sources.

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20 May, 2012

Myanmar-Overview of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade

Myanmar remains one of the world’s only countries with no prohibitions on log exports.


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by Dr. Radut