FLA Newsletter No. 8 (July 2012)

Jul 15 2012

The eighth newsletter of the Forest Legality Alliance (July 2012) covers the May 2012 meeting of the Forest Legality Alliance. New FLA tools to help bring information to supply chains, including a Lacey Act declaration tool, a risk information tool, and a sustainable procurement guide, are profiled. Guest articles from Marius F.M. Ekue (Bioversity International) and Wim Ellenbroek (The Borneo Initiative) discuss the Global Timber Tracking Network to use technology to fight illegal logging and the market for Indonesian FSC certified wood products, respectively. The newsletter also profiles community forests in Central America and their direct sales to U.S. buyers; mentions a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists on the Lacey Act's effect on illegal logging in the tropics; and mentions the launch of INTERPOL's Project LEAF (Law Enforcement Assistance for Forests).

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