FAO-EU FLEGT Programme

The FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme seeks to reduce and eventually eliminate illegal logging. With the support of its donors, the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme funds projects created by governments, civil society and private sector organizations in Latin America, Africa and Asia to improve forest governance. The Programme works in support of the European Commission’s Action Plan on FLEGT to promote the legal production and consumption of timber by granting funds to projects, and assisting them at all stages from the original design through to the final outcome. Decreasing illegal logging contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals by alleviating poverty (SDG 1), ensuring food security (SDG 2), mitigating climate change (SDG 13) and managing forests sustainably (SDG 15).

From the field

Newly released report presents new method to calculate illegal production and trade of timber in Peru

The Presidency of the Council of Ministers in Peru has released a report outlining a new and updated method to calculate illegal timber production and trade in the country.  The report, completed with the support of the USAID Pro-Bosques Activity, FOREST - United State Forest Service, and FAO-EU FLEGT programmes, also presents updated figures on the illegal logging index. Improving the [...]

Forestry Department of Sarawak endorses new Harmonised Reduced Impact Logging Guidelines

Sarawak, Malaysia Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) is a comprehensive set of planning, monitoring and control practices regulating timber harvesting operations. RIL was first developed for the Sarawak Department in 1998; since then, several versions of the guidelines have been developed across the sector. The guidelines are crucial because they support the implementation of sustainable forest management by minimizing forest damage and reduce [...]

Improving forest resource management in Mozambique - Tools developed to fight illegal logging in the Muanza-Inhaminga corridor

Sofala, Mozambique – March 2021 Mozambique is one of Africa’s most significant timber exporters; however, concerns over the legality and sustainability of the timber traded threatens the expansion of this market and led to calls for collaborative action to promote good forest management. To this end, the FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme partnered with the Mozambican NGO [...]

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