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Faith Doherty uploaded a new Document 16 December 2014

JAKARTA: The clear-cutting of forests to make way for oil palm plantations is driving a wave of illegal logging in Indonesia, fundamentally undermining efforts to bring much-needed reform to the nation’s forestry and timber sectors.

David Young uploaded a new Document 10 December 2014
Richard Wainwright uploaded a new Document 4 December 2014

Every six months, FERN produces an update looking at the present situation with regards the EU's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, with a specific focus on Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs).

Valerie de Liedekerke uploaded a new Document 1 December 2014

The workshop aimed to raise awareness among the social and indigenous groups on forest governance and the High Conservation Values (HCV) concept in the forestry sector.  It also served as a platform for social NGOs and community-based organisations to share their opinions.

Valerie de Liedekerke uploaded a new Document 1 December 2014

WWF-Malaysia and STIA jointly organised a one-day seminar entitled "Meeting the International Market Requirements in Timber Sector" on the 12th of June 2014.

David Young posted Information 24 November 2014

A new science-based coalition – IntAct (International Action for Primary Forests) is calling for an end to the industrial exploitation of earth’s remaining primary forests.

Adelaide Glover posted Information 10 November 2014

The Forest Governance Project at Chatham House is pleased to announce the release of four research papers on the response to illegal logging and related trade in Brazil, Indonesia, Ghana and Lao PDR.

Adelaide Glover uploaded a new Document 10 November 2014

In Indonesia, implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the EU has contributed to a decline in illegal logging but some more intractable problems have yet to be effectively addressed, including high levels of corruption and a lack of understanding of, and control over, the small-

Adelaide Glover uploaded a new Document 10 November 2014

Lao PDR has taken some steps to tackle illegal logging, which is prevalent in the country, but these remain limited to date. Fundamental governance reforms will be needed to improve transparency and accountability in the country’s forest sector.

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