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David Young uploaded a new Document 10 December 2014
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.

Adelaide Glover uploaded a new Document 26 November 2014

The French government has actively engaged on the issue of illegal logging; developing the FLEGT Action Plan and supporting the implementation of VPAs. France has recently enacted legislation for implementation of the EUTR.

Adelaide Glover uploaded a new Document 10 November 2014

In Brazil, considerable effort has been put into law enforcement in the forest sector, but this is being undermined by limited resources as well as by flaws in the country’s timber tracking system, leading to the laundering of illegal timber.

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.

Adelaide Glover uploaded a new Document 10 November 2014

In Ghana, implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the EU has  prompted improved multi-stakeholder dialogue within the forest sector as well as a process of legal reform, which have contributed to reduced illegal logging.

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