The EU has released a summary of the publication Lessons from the EU FLEGT Action Plan.
Representatives of several countries with VPAs have visited China to share their experiences with Chinese policy makers and timber industry leaders.
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...
The Kingdom of Thailand and the EU have officially begun negotiations for a VPA, as confirmed in an announcement on 11 September.
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 prohibiting the importation of illegally logged timber products has now passed through Parliament.
The Forum presents an opportunity to catch up on national and international developments and share thoughts and experiences.
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...
If you think illegal harvesting of wood is only taking place in developing countries, or in China or Russia, then you have it wrong.
The United Nations has adopted global guidelines for rich countries buying land in developing nations.
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 (TI-M) has launched an innovative and user-friendly website for Malaysians to try and reduce illegal logging cases.
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.
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).
The Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, introduced legislation in Parliament on behalf of the Australian Government on 23 November restricting the...
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...
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.
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.
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has published a report on the illicit timber trade between Laos and Vietnam.
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.
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