Seven years ago, Brazil’s São Paulo State Environmental Police set out to crack down on the illegal timber trade. In 2011, during one of their most ambitious inspection operations, officers inspected nearly 350 trucks and more than 60 lumberyards in just two days. Discovering an array of violations, they responded by delivering 50 violation notices and issuing BRL $2.2 million (USD $1.4 million) in fines.
The Instituto Centro de Vida (Life Center Institute - ICV) recently released a report mapping illegal forest clearings in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.
WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network and TRAFFIC have developed The Common Framework for Assessing Legality of Forestry Operations, Timber Processing and Trade - also known as the Common Legality Framework.
- Updates on FLA's latest activities
- Greetings from the new FLA Manager: Chip Barber
- The Lacey Act and the governance of the Brazilian forest sector
- Revelations on Indonesian illegal logging send clear message to governments and buyers
- Recent publications
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- Upcoming events