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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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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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FLEGT Local Call for Proposals in Ghana and Vietnam

Dear FLEGT Community, Call for Proposals have been launched for Ghana and Vietnam. The deadline for submission of the concept notes is 15/02/2013 for Ghana and 21/02/2013 for Vietnam. Before applying, please ensure you have taken into account the specific nature of the actions and the limited...
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Teaching and Learning for Improved Forest Governance

27 Apr
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Liberia
Organised by Centre for International Development and Training, University of Wolverhampton
With the support of the UK Department of International Development (DFID) and the EC. The Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) of the University of Wolverhampton is organising 1 week programme for forest sector educators in Liberia entitled ‘Teaching and Learning for Improved...
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Advancing a sustainable Global Timber Trade through the EU FLEGT Action Plan

The 2nd Sabah's FLEGT stakeholder Consultation Meeting was held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on the 14th-15th January 2013. This consultation meeting was the follow-up session after the Sabah's FLEGT Kick Start Workshop that was held in October 2012. WWF-MY and Sabah Forestry Department (SFD) jointly...
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