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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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FLEGT, VPA, EUTR and their possible impact on the Bolivian timber sector

Dear All, I would like to share with you all an excellent report prepared by Christopher Carden, Robbert Wijers and Paul Zambon on the forest sector in Bolivia, financed by CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Import from developing countries) of The Netherlands (related to the Ministry of Foreign...
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¿Qué es “Madera Legal”?

PERIÓDICO INSTITUCIONAL Primer Trimestre 2012 - AÑO 2, No. 5 "A primera vista parecería innecesario plantearse la inquietud de si se requiere contar o no con una definición de “madera legal”. Y ello es así, porque se entiende como implícito dicho concepto. Es decir, en nuestro medio se supone que...
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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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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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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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Meeting With SGS Signature

Meeting With SGS Signature On August 22 Positioning Project representatives of Forest Governance in Colombia (which is funded by the European Union), accompanied by the Director-Colombia FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) José Luis Rengifo, held a meeting with members of the firm SGS, expert in...
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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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