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From the field stories

A timber legality system in Darien, Panama (in Spanish)

17 January 2019
A partir de 2018, el Ministerio de Ambiente de Panamá inició la implementación de un sistema de trazabilidad en la provincia del Darién, para verificar la legalidad de la madera que se extrae de sus bosques para comercializar. El proceso [...]

Success story : Responsible forest management to face illegal logging in Darien, Panama (in Spanish)

17 January 2019 - Panama
El gran pulmón de Panamá. Así es como definen a la selva del Darién, un tupido bosque tropical de 20.000 kilómetros cuadrados y una de las mayores reservas de la biodiversidad de toda Centroamérica.

Colombia: Country unites to build a legal timber culture

12 September 2017 - Colombia
Colombia is the first country in Latin America to introduce an Intersectoral Pact for Legal Timber (PIML, by its initials in Spanish), which has become a model for the region. The PIML was launched in 2009 with 24 organizations and, [...]

Ghana: Championing rights and fair compensation for forest communities

28 July 2017 - Ghana
Ghana’s work to promote the legal timber trade in partnership with the European Union (EU) places a strong emphasis on involving local communities who live in or near forests. Yet farmers and communities do not always understand their rights, which [...]

Benin: Government agency blazes trail for traceability

06 February 2017 - Benin
In the fight against illegal logging, being able to trace a log of wood back to the forest that it came from is vitally important. In Benin, the FAO FLEGT Programme has supported the National Timber Office to establish a [...]