Tools & Resources

Open Timber Portal

The Open Timber Portal (OTP) is a web platform that promotes compliance with legal requirements in timber harvest and trade.

The OTP aims to serve as a one-stop shop for information on timber producers. It seeks to bring transparency to timber operations and improve access to country-specific information about forest management and harvesting, while increasing the effectiveness of regulations on illegal logging. It does so by making information about on-the-ground management practices and compliance with timber legality requirements public and accessible.

The platform compiles information from four different sources:

  1. Governments’ official concession boundaries and list of registered timber producers
  2. Documents uploaded voluntarily by forest operators to demonstrate compliance
  3. Observations of suspected non-compliance from third-party forest monitors and NGOs.
  4. Data from Global Forest Watch on annual tree cover loss and weekly alerts on tree cover loss within the boundaries of the concessions
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