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Piloting Community Forest Monitoring in two forest reserves in Ashanti Region of Ghana through capacity building and field implementation

Between July, 2013 and July, 2014 the National Forestry Forum-Ghana in Partnership with WWF implemented the project dubbed "facilitating multi stakeholder dialogue on illegal logging and VPA in Ghana. The project buoilt the capacity of stakeholders in 30 communities in 10 forestry districts in...
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Routes of Extinction: The corruption and violence destroying Siamese Rosewood in the Mekong.

China’s furniture craze drives Siam rosewood to extinction May 12, 2014 China’s luxury furniture craze steeped in blood & driving Siam rosewood to extinction BANGKOK : Precious Siamese rosewood has been illegally logged to the brink of extinction in the Mekong region to feed a voracious demand...
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Summary: Forum on Governance, Legality Verification Systems and Competitiveness in the Latin American Forest Sector.

This publication captures the key issues that resulted from the discussions from the conference which engaged 140 regional stakeholders, as well as public and private sector representatives from 10 Latin America countries and from demand side markets such as the EU and the US. The conference aimed...
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SVLK Flawed: An Independent Evaluation of Indonesia's Timber Legality Certification System

The Study found the following shortcomings: Since its inception the SVLK standard was weakened repeatedly. SVLK certifies operations which are not in compliance with various government regulations. SVLK certifies operations which are not sustainable. SVLK certifies operations which may source...
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The Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) process in Central and West Africa - from theory to practice

The year 2013 marked the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, so it seemed timely to reflect on the aspects that had worked well over the past ten years – and those that had worked less well – to draw the main lessons. The FAO...
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