FAO-EU FLEGT Programme

From the field stories

Forestry Department of Sarawak endorses new Harmonised Reduced Impact Logging Guidelines

17 March 2021
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 [...]

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

16 March 2021 - Mozambique
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 [...]

Vietnamese NGO works with youth to promote a culture of legal timber

02 March 2021 - Vietnam
Stepping up communication to increase demand for legal timber on the domestic market Consumer demand for high-value tropical hardwood products in Viet Nam has driven the illegal harvesting and import of endangered timber species from high-risk sources, presenting a challenge for [...]

Raising awareness about timber legality among Indigenous Communities in Guyana

05 February 2021 - Guyana
FAO-EU FLEGT Programme launches project to increase awareness of FLEGT regulations amongst 23 Amerindian villages The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), as the lead agency in the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between Guyana and the European Union, has partnered with relevant government agencies [...]

Use of legal timber now mandatory in public procurement in Cameroon

03 February 2021 - Cameroon
Forestry and Fauna, Public Works and Public Procurement ministries sign joint decree which prohibits the use of illegal timber in public works In Cameroon, Government orders account for the largest share of sawn wood and furniture purchased in the country.  As [...]