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UICN-Sur publication “Conservación Ahora” released

*** Version en español más abajo *** The publication "Conservación Ahora" from UICN-Sur, IUCN's Regional Office for South America, has just been released. It contains experts' articles about topics such as illegal timber trade & forest governance, climate change, biodiversity and other...
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Making the Forest Sector Transparent Press Release 7 February 2013

Promised forest sector reforms failing to materialise, study finds Lack of public access to information remains a major obstacle to saving rainforests 7 February 2013 Commitments to improve public access to information over how forests are managed in developing countries are not being met, said...
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Making the Forest Sector Transparent - Annual Transparency Report 2012

Since 2009, Making the Forest Sector Transparent has documented how well governments have met their commitments to improve forest sector governance and transparency. Forests are under severe threat from logging, mining and other industries, yet poor management and corruption facilitate their...
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Team meets to develop EU forestry project in South America

(Traducción al español más abajo / Spanish translation below) Quito, Ecuador, November 2012 – Delegates from WWF Colombia, IUCN South America, and TRAFFIC met this November to develop implementation plans for an EU-funded forestry project in South America. The “ Supporting the implementation of the...
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Talks begin on support for legal timber harvesting in Ecuador

Traducción al español más abajo / Spanish translation below) Quito, Ecuador, 30 th October 2012 — representatives from throughout the timber sector in Ecuador met with European Union (EU) delegates last month, to discuss implementation of an action plan that aims to ensure that only legally...
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EU FAO FLEGT Programme- Direct Request for Assistance in VPA countries

The Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations (FAO) invites the government institutes to submit their direct assistance requests through its European Union/FAO Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Programme (EU FAO FLEGT Programme). The following are considered VPA countries...
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