Links

The negative environmental, social and economic impacts of illegal activities in the forest sector have prompted many international and non-governmental organizations concerned with forestry and trade of forest products to carry out studies and undertake initiatives at global, regional and national levels in order to contribute to improving forest law compliance in the affected countries. Links to some of the institutions and international and regional initiatives are provided here:

INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

International Tropical Timber Organization

Global Witness

Programme on Forests (PROFOR)

International Institute for Environment and Development

World Conservation Union

WWF

Department for International Development (DFID)

Global Forest Watch of the World Resources Institute

Tropical Forest Trust

Environmental Investigation Agency

Chatham House (also known as the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA)

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL INITIATIVES

World Bank-supported Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) initiatives

The European Union¿s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action plan

The 2002 Johannesburg Plan of Implementation

The Congo Basin Forest Partnership

The Asia Forest Partnership

The VERIFOR Project (ODI, CATIE, CIFOR, RECOFTC)

NEWS

www.illegal-logging.info (site maintained byThe Royal Institute of International Affairs)

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For further information please contact:

Eva Müller
Chief
Forest Policy Service (FOEP)
FAO
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla - 00153 Rome - Italy
Tel: +39-06-57054628
Fax:
+39-06-57055514
E-mail: Eva.Muller@fao.org

last updated:  Wednesday, December 17, 2008