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From the field stories

Congo Basin: Timber tracking technologies support law enforcement and forest monitoring

11 May 2016
A 'logging vehicle tracking system' is being piloted in the Congo Basin to intercept illegal timber at different points in the forest supply chain.  The approach is being piloted through civil society organization Resource Extraction Monitoring (REM), which has developed [...]

Myanmar: Towards legal community- and smallholder- timber production

10 May 2016 - Myanmar
International conservation charity Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is working to develop opportunities for legal community and smallholder timber production and improve Community Forestry (CF) and smallholder timber revenues in Myanmar. The Project is assessing the opportunities for and constraints [...]

Peru: Indigenous communities hold key to 2020 zero deforestation targets

10 May 2016 - Peru
Peru is home to one of the largest, most biodiverse and intact tropical forest areas in the world. Half of its land base is classified as forest. Ambitious programmes are underway to reduce deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon to zero [...]

Cameroon pioneers private certification as an element of legality verification

10 May 2016 - Cameroon
Certified forest areas in Cameroon have been growing since the late 2000s as a result of forest enterprises adopting more legal and sustainable practices. In response to this trend, the Cameroon VPA now includes a mechanism that recognises private certification, [...]

Republic of the Congo: Private sector joins government and civil society to restore trust in timber

10 May 2016
The Republic of the Congo harbors the largest tropical forest basin in the world after the Amazon. Timber comes in second after oil as the mainstay of the economy. Almost 90 percent of the country’s lowland forest is open for logging. [...]