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Display Name: 
Bernd Degen
Affiliation: 
Thünen Institute of Forest Genetics
Display Name: 
Henri Bouda
Affiliation: 
Thünen Institute of Forest Genetics

An ITTO project has helped develop DNA fingerprinting and other tools for verifying claims about timber species and geographic origin in tropical Africa.

Decisions regarding the purchase and use of wood and paper-based products can have far-reaching, long-term impacts on the forests where they are harvested and the people and industries that depend on those forests for their livelihoods and raw materials.

This joint WRI/WBCSD publication provides information about 10 key issues procurement managers might address as they develop and implement their procurement policies:

Origin: Where do the products come from?

This publication provides a brief overview of the various forensic methods available to supplement current timber tracking information systems. They can help verify the accuracy of existing documents and increase transparency in the timber trade. Some methods described include:

  • DNA analysis
  • Stable isotopes
  • Microscopic wood species identification
  • Remote sensing
  • Fiber Analyses

 

Display Name: 
Ruth Nogueron
Affiliation: 
World Resources Institute
Display Name: 
Anne Middleton
Esta serie de estudios de caso pretende demostrarles a los compradores comerciales de madera y de productos basados en el papel, especialmente aquellos quienes comercializan especies y/o extraen de lugares con un percibido riesgo de ilegalidad, cómo sus cadenas de suministro pueden avenirse a los requisitos de legalidad de los Estados Unidos, referentes a la importación de ciertos tipos de madera.
 

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