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Summary on combatting illegal logging released

The EU has released a summary of the publication Lessons from the EU FLEGT Action Plan.

VPA countries visit China to share lessons on combating the illegal timber trade

Representatives of several countries with VPAs have visited China to share their experiences with Chinese policy makers and timber industry leaders.

Legality of Chinese timber imports and exports discussed in manufacturing cities in China

TRAFFIC International has held a series of workshops in plywood and flooring manufacturing centres in China to inform industry leaders about legality verification, sustainable forest management and...

Thailand and EU announce the start of VPA negotiations

The Kingdom of Thailand and the EU have officially begun negotiations for a VPA, as confirmed in an announcement on 11 September.

Summary of the recent illegal logging meeting at Chatham House available

The 21st Illegal Logging Stakeholder Consultation and Update Meeting was held at Chatham House on 7 and 8 February 2013, bringing together around 250 representatives from government, civil society...

Australian legislation to combat global illegal logging passes through Parliament

Australian legislation prohibiting the importation of illegally logged timber products has now passed through Parliament.

The 4th Forest Governance Forum to take place mid September in Kinshasa

The Forum presents an opportunity to catch up on national and international developments and share thoughts and experiences.

Malaysian Minister urges timber exporters to be mindful of new market requirements

During the first anniversary dinner of the Malaysian Timber Industry Forum Association (TIF) Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok said that Malaysian timber...

EUTR perspectives - New EFI article series

If you think illegal harvesting of wood is only taking place in developing countries, or in China or Russia, then you have it wrong.

UN adopts historic 'land grab' guidelines

The United Nations has adopted global guidelines for rich countries buying land in developing nations.

ITTO workshop on Timber Tracking Technologies

A workshop on timber tracking technologies was organised by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) with collaboration and co-funding from the Government of Japan, the Malaysian...

Transparency International-Malaysia launches website to reduce illegal logging

Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) has launched an innovative and user-friendly website for Malaysians to try and reduce illegal logging cases.

Thai government puts forest rehabilitation and preservation on national agenda

Thailand is working to counter deforestation and has decided to allocate 3 billion baht to regenerate 7 million Rai (1,120,000 Hectares) of forest over the next five years.

Report on Australia´s Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 has been published

The Australian Senate Standing Committee for Rural Affairs and Transport has published a report with the results of an inquiry into Australia’s Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2011 (the Bill).

Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill introduced in Parliament

The Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, introduced legislation in Parliament on behalf of the Australian Government on 23 November restricting the...

Presentation on FLEGT to the National Assembly of Lao PDR

On 08 November, EFI’s EU FLEGT Asia programme, in collaboration with the EU Delegation to Laos, presented FLEGT at the first intersession meeting of the 7th legislation of the National Assembly...

Debt-for-nature exchange deal between US and Indonesia

The United States and Indonesia have struck a deal that will see US$28.5 million intended to repay Indonesia’s debts to the US transferred into a fund to preserve Borneo's forests.

Australia’s draft Illegal Logging Bill 2011 reviewed

In an article published in the In-Wood Digital Magazine, Australia’s draft Illegal Logging Bill 2011 is discussed with Forest Industries Intelligence director Rupert Oliver.

EIA publishes report on illicit timber trade between Laos and Vietnam

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has published a report on the illicit timber trade between Laos and Vietnam.

President of Indonesia asks countries to refuse Indonesia's illegal timber

In a speech, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia called on foreign countries to stop receiving illegal timber to help the country safeguard its huge rainforest.