International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO)

The ITTO is a commodity organization which brings together countries which produce and consume tropical timber to discuss and exchange information and develop policies on all aspects of the world tropical timber economy. The ITTO is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and hasly 2001 had 57 members, including the European Community, which together represent 95 percent of world trade in tropical timber and 75 percent of the world's tropical forests.

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ITTO Guidelines

ITTO has produced a wide range of reports and publications, including the following guidelines:
(i) Guidelines for the Establishment and Sustainable Management of Planted Tropical Production Forests, 1993
(ii) Guidelines for the Conservation of Biological Diversity in Tropical Production Forests, 1993
See ITTO's Web site for a full list of publications.

last updated:  Wednesday, April 18, 2007