Civil Society

Civil Response

Civil Response is a Ghana-based civil society organization that advocates for community rights to forests and community engagement in forest conversation, and takes part in negotiations between Ghana and the EU on the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), representing communities' interests. 

Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) is an industry association of operators and stakeholders in Central and West Africa. It is currently in transition to become an international organization based on an international treaty, the ATIBT Convention, signed and ratified by member states in Central and West Africa. ATIBT members are member states and partner countries, timber industry, NGOs, research institutions, donors and international organizations.

The Institute of Agricultural and Forest Management and Certification - Imaflora - is a civil non-profit association, founded in Piracicaba, São Paulo, in 1995. The Institute seeks to influence the supply chains of products from forest and agricultural sources; contribute to the development and implementation of public policies, and finally, do, in fact, the difference in the regions in which it operates, there creating models of land use and sustainable development that can be replicated in other municipalities, regions or biomes the country.

Instituto Centro de Vida is a Brazil-based civil society organization that works to build shared sustainability solutions that aim to reconcile agricultural and forestry production with the conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems and their services. We do this based on studies and analyzes as well as practical experience in the field, always looking for effective and active participation of local actors in the process.


WWF is a large global conservation organization whose mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network supports sustainable forest production and fights illegal logging worldwide.

The Tropical Forest Foundation is an international, non-profit, educational institution committed to advancing environmental stewardship, economic prosperity, and social responsibility through sustainable forest management. It is well known for its workshops promoting the use of reduced impact logging techniques in tropical forests.