Putrajaya, Malaysia, May 2016—More than 100 Customs, Forestry Department, timber trade enforcement and private sector representatives and other stakeholders from across Malaysia met on 12th May, 2016 in Putrajaya, Malaysia to develop timber trade guidelines to assist frontline Customs officers in their work.
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Bali, Indonesia, 15th December 2015—Ending the year on a positive note, some 55 participants from Heart of Borneo countries have come together to draw up joint actions to address illegal wildlife trade and set biodiversity conservation monitoring priorities in the world’s third largest island.
—The national forest agencies of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique today launched a historic declaration jointly to combat illegal timber trade in Eastern and Southern Africa, taking a significant step towards addressing this growing driver of forest loss.
—the first ever collaborative workshop on forest management and timber trade between Namibia, Angola and Zambia ended this week with agreement reached on developing a time bound Action Plan for collective forest management and timber trade.
Antananarivo, Madagascar, June 2015—TRAFFIC convened a timber identification training workshop earlier this month, with a specific focus on Madagascar’s Dalbergia and Diospyros species.
Ghent, Belgium, December 2014—A workshop on the European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan was held at the end of November, specifically for members of the Belgian Timber Importers Federation (BE TIF).
Cambridge, UK, 4th November 2014—Brazil, Ghana and Indonesia have all made progress towards reducing illegal logging and improving forest governance, but challenges remain. Meanwhile, Lao PDR, has recently begun to prioritise this issue, but its efforts are yet to bear fruit. In all four countries, agriculture, mining and infrastructure development are driving increased deforestation and illegal logging, according to a series of reports launched last week by Chatham House.
Quito, Ecuador, October 2014—As a part of an EC-funded South America timber project, TRAFFIC and partners hosted a forum on “Governance, Legality Verification Systems, and Competitiveness in the Latin American Forest Sector”, in Quito, Ecuador that concluded earlier this month.