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Evaluation and revision of the Sabah TLAS standard and audit checklists

The current report outlines the evaluation and revision of the Sabah Timber Legality Assessment System (TLAS) requirements carried out as part of the project managed by WWF Malaysia: Advancing a legal and sustainable global timber trade through the EU FLEGT action plan. The work has been possible...
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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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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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The Dark Side of Green Growth: Human Rights Impacts of Weak Governance in Indonesia’s Forestry Sector

This 68-page report finds that illegal logging and forest-sector mismanagement resulted in losses to the Indonesian government of more than US$7 billion between 2007 and 2011. Indonesia recently introduced reforms to address some of these concerns and has been touting its forestry policies as a...
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Thailand - Overview of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade

Thailand diverges from neighboring regional Mekong countries, with a decade or more experience of actively pursuing policies to combat domestic illegal logging and internal transportation. The 1989 logging ban, and the rise of grassroots social movements organizing around large-scale plantations...
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