Timber Traceability: A Diagnostic Tool for Practitioners and Policymakers

Traceability is recognized as important for the legitimacy and credibility of natural resource management, and as a tool to support and demonstrate compliance with legality and sustainability requirements. This guide supports the implementation of government-led timber traceability systems by providing practical guidance and discussion on the key considerations that must be assessed to develop and implement systems that are appropriate to their context and responsive to the needs of stakeholders.

Timber Traceability: A Management Tool for Governments — Case Studies from Latin America

Traceability is a global trend and is becoming a new norm for conducting business and trade in international wood markets. This report outlines lessons learned and best practices in developing and implementing government-led timber traceability systems in Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil.

Observation indépendante des forêts dans le Bassin du Congo : Bilan et perspectives

Cette étude identifie les principaux défis auxquels sont confrontées les organisations pratiquant l'OIF et propose des recommandations aux professionnels, aux décideurs, aux ONG et aux bailleurs afin d'améliorer l'efficacité de l'OIF dans la région, d'étendre géographiquement le modèle et de le faire évoluer au-delà du bois.

Independent Forest Monitoring in the Congo Basin: Taking Stock and Thinking Ahead

This paper discusses the key challenges faced by independent forest monitoring (IFM) organizations in the Congo Basin and proposes recommendations for practitioners, policymakers, NGOs, and donors to improve the efficiency of IFM in the region, expand the model geographically, and move it beyond timber.

World Forest ID Brochure

Much of what we buy is made from land that should not have been deforested. This is largely because the methods we use to verify where a product comes from are paper-based and open to fraudulent activity. World Forest ID has developed a way to overcome this problem by using scientific analyses to test a product’s origin based on its physical properties.

Open Timber Portal Brochure

This brochure provides key information about the Open Timber Portal, such as details on how the platform works, who the platform is intended for and why it is an important tool.

Ending Tropical Deforestation: Assessing the Timber Legality Strategy in Tackling Deforestation

Illegal logging causes forest degradation and serves as a catalyst for deforestation. Tackling illegal logging is therefore a foundation for conserving forests and biodiversity, reducing emissions from the forest sector, and sustainably managing production forestry. The extent of corrupt and illegal activities in the forest sector is difficult to document, making it difficult to monitor progress.

Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-Based Products: Version 3.2

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.

FLA Newsletter No. 16 (January 2015)

This issue of the FLA newsletter includes: updates on FLA's latest activities, Trained to fight illegal logging – global genetics movement gathers pace with DNA sampling training in Africa; Latin America next, WWF Germany applies a suite of technologies to check species and origin claims

En la búsqueda de madera producida legalmente: Una guía para las empresas

Esta guía es un extracto de una publicación más detallada, Abastecimiento sustentable de productos madereros y de papel: Guía y paquete de recursos, la cual ofrece un resumen de diez temas clave y los recursos relacionados con ellos que deben considerarse al adquirir productos hechos de madera y papel.