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The Siamese rosewood craze: for whom the bell tolls?

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) UK. In a glamorous hongmu showroom in Shanghai, streams of the bustling crowds slowed down to appreciate sets of exquisitely carved Siamese rosewood furniture. What attracted the potential hongmu consumers and investors, beyond the fine and delicate...
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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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Scientists call for an end to industrial use of primary forests

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. The coalition is backed by leading international forest scientists and organisations in the fields of development and human...
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Improving Forest Governance Course 2014 at University of Wolverhampton, UK

14 May
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Telford, United Kingdom
Organised by Centre for International Development and Training, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Applications NOW being accepted for a 6 week "Improving Forest Governance" course in May - June 2014 (delivered in French and English). The course is focused on 3 core modules covering governance, trade, communication and planning processes, with up to 2 optional modules on Forests and Climate...
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Beijing 30-31 October 2013 - Summary report of International Workshop to Promote Understanding of FLEGT VPAs - CHINESE Version

欧盟森林执法、施政与贸易自愿伙伴关系协议(FLEGT VPAs) 国家经验交流会于2013年10月30-31日在北京亚洲大酒店成功召开。此次会议共有140名来自于非洲、亚洲的林业政府部门、林产品生产企业、林业行业协会、认证机构、NGO以及科研院所的代表参加。会议旨在贯彻落实中国与欧盟森林执法与行政管理双边协调机制第四次会议成果,促进对欧盟FLEGT-VPA 进程和木材合法性认定体系的理解和经验分享。中国国家林业局国际合作司司长苏春雨先生、欧盟驻华代表团环境参赞何海迪女士参加了此次会议,并发表了欢迎致辞。欧盟在2003年提出了森林执法、施政与贸易(FLEGT)行动计划,旨在推动森林可持续经营,...
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Improving Forest Governance Course 2016

08 Jun
From to
Telford, United Kingdom
Organised by Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT, University of Wolverhampton
The Improving Forest Governance course is a 4-week, UK-based residential course that covers a variety of forest governance issues. The course is conducted in English, French and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation and is taught by experienced tutors from the Centre for International...
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EU FAO FLEGT - Call for proposals - VPA countries

Dear members, The EU FAO FLEGT Programme, a four year initiative funded by the EU and implemented by FAO, recently launched its call for proposals for VPA countries . The call is for government agencies, civil society organisations and private sector organisations from the following countries:...
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