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Tuesday
Sep 03 2013

Tanzania develops “timber trade checklist”

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, September 2013—Representatives of the private timber trade sector in Tanzania, together with enforcement agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations met last week during a forum hosted by TRAFFIC to develop a “timber trade checklist” for Tanzania.

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Tuesday
Jun 25 2013

10 weeks on: European Timber Regulations examined

Cologne, Germany—A workshop held recently during one of Europe’s largest trade fairs (Interzum) helped clarify the implementation of the “European Timber Regulations” (EUTR) 10 weeks after they became applicable across all Member States in the European Union (EU).

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Thursday
May 30 2013

Peru: indigenous people take control of their forest resources

Lima, Peru, 29th May 2013—Two indigenous communities within the Peruvian Amazon have formed a “Veeduría Forestal” or Forestry Oversight in a bid to curb the pillage of their forests by outsiders, to secure fair prices for their timber resources and to increase transparency in the management of incomes derived from it.

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Monday
Apr 08 2013

South-East Asia nations discuss integration of plant conservation targets into national policies

Singapore, 2013—Participants from countries across South-East Asia plus China met last month in Singapore to develop or update national and regional plant conservation targets consistent with the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC).

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Friday
Feb 22 2013

Recent report sheds light on guitar wood trade

22nd February 2012—An investigation by TRAFFIC of imports into the European Union (EU) of a valuable tropical hardwood widely used in the manufacture of musical instruments, particularly guitars, has helped clarify the rules regarding trade in the valuable commodity.

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Friday
Dec 14 2012

Australian Government announces new programme to combat illegal timber trade in Asia Pacific

Camberra, Australia—Australia is to support the establishment of an Illegal Logging: Regional Capacity Building Partnership, a new program aimed at building capacity in Asia Pacific to combat the trade in illegally and destructively sourced timber on the global market.

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Monday
Nov 12 2012

ITTO: moving forwards with sustainable forestry management

Yokohama, Japan, 9th November 2012—The International Trade and Timber Organization (ITTO) should utilize its credibility and convening power more to help countries understand and address the challenges posed by poor governance and issues such as tenure rights in the global timber trade, was one of the key messages delivered to delegates at the 48th ITTO Council meeting that recently concluded in Yokohama.

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Thursday
Oct 11 2012

New report compares timber import requirements to safeguard biodiversity

Cambridge, UK and Hyderabad, India, 11th October 2012—A TRAFFIC document analysing and comparing the different requirements under various regulatory systems for legal importation of timber into the European Union (EU) has been launched today in India.

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