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Tuesday
Apr 11 2017

Eastern African nations launch Steering Committee for Zanzibar Declaration on Illegal Trade in Timber and other Forest Products

Nairobi, Kenya, 11th April 2017—representatives from across Eastern Africa meet this week to discuss implementation of the Zanzibar Declaration on Illegal Trade in Timber and other Forest Products and formally launch its Steering Committee.

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Tuesday
Feb 14 2017

New study finds timber harvesting in Madagascar out of control

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Antananarivo, Madagascar, 14th February 2017—a combination of political instability, government mismanagement, a lack of forest operation controls and a failure to impose punitive penalties on well-known traffickers contributed to what was effectively zero control over the management of precious timber resources in Madagascar between March 2010 to March 2015, according to a new TRAFFIC study released today.

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Wednesday
Jan 25 2017

New project to promote sustainable, legal and responsible timber trade in Viet Nam

Hanoi, Viet Nam,January 2017—the Viet Nam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST), TRAFFIC, WWF-Vietnam and the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) have launched a joint project under the “Responsible Asia Forestry & Trade” (RAFT) Partnership to focus on sustainable forest management, supporting Viet Nam to strengthen its implementation of legal and responsible timber trade.

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Wednesday
Nov 09 2016

Madagascar joins International Tropical Timber Organization

Yokohama, Japan, 9th November 2016—The International Tropical Timber Organization’s (ITTO) fifty-second Council session began this week in Yokohama, during which Madagascar was welcomed as the 73rd member of ITTO.

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Monday
Oct 03 2016

ITTO and TRAFFIC sign memorandum of understanding

Johannesburg, South Africa, 3rd October 2016—a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between ITTO, the International Tropical Timber Organization, and TRAFFIC to pursue shared objectives in the areas of the conservation, sustainable management and use of tropical forest resources, the fight against illegal wildlife trade and other forest-related crime.

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Sunday
Oct 02 2016

Solid backing for timber at CITES

Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2016—world governments currently meeting in Johannesburg have strongly backed the introduction of stronger measures to protect commercially traded timber species.

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Monday
Jul 04 2016

Countries agree measures for implementation of Zanzibar Declaration on timber trade

Nairobi, Kenya, 4th July 2016—East African member states will establish a Secretariat to oversee the effective implementation of the Zanzibar Declaration and Bi-Lateral Timber Trade Agreements, with Zambia also requesting to become a signatory.

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Monday
Jun 27 2016

Kenya hosts timber trade forum

Nairobi, Kenya, 27th June 2016—Cabinet Secretary Professor Judy Wakhungu today opened the 4th Annual East Africa Timber Trade Stakeholders’ Forum, which focuses on Moving from words to actions: Implementing the Zanzibar Declaration and bi-annual agreements.

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