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Timber Imports from Conflict Countries to EU Increasing

EU timber imports from conflict countries, which are at high risk of being illegal, have increased 14 percent, despite the European Union’s Timber Regulation (EUTR) legislation’s requirement that companies ensure that only legal timber enters the EU market, according to a new Forest Trends report.

The Forest Trends brief analyzes 2015 trade data reported by European governments (the most recent full trade data available). It finds that across the EU, import levels of timber from conflict countries differ significantly, but …

How REDD+ Can Help Countries Recovering from Armed Conflict

For almost all forest-rich countries, a major impediment in reversing patterns of deforestation has been weak institutions that have weak rule of law. That becomes an even greater obstacle in countries with a history of armed conflict.

A new Forest Trends analysis of countries supported by the U.N.’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) program finds that, since the first REDD+ commitments were announced in Bali in 2007, more than half of participating countries have experienced organized armed …

West African Countries Come Together in Guinea-Bissau to Address Illegal Rosewood Trade; Improve Forest Governance

On a recent afternoon in the sleepy village of Simboree, a light breeze swept across Guinea-Bissau’s dry African savannah, interrupting the otherwise steady heat as if in an expression of hospitality toward the unusual guests who had gathered there. Government leaders from 10 neighboring West African countries, along with a delegation from the capital of Bissau, had traveled to this remote little town in Mansaba sector as part of a regional workshop on rosewood logging and trade. Their purpose in …