The Forest Legality Alliance convened its members and partners on July 6 and 7 in the new Harmon Conference Center at World Resources Institute headquarters in Washington, D.C. With the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) scheduled for the end of September, most of the meeting was focused on the growing profile of timber species in the CITES convention. The July meeting was the last FLA gathering to be convened under WRI’s C
The next and last membership meeting of the Forest Legality Alliance will take place on July 6th and 7th 2016 in Washington, DC. We would like to share some updates about meeting content and logistics with you, as well as the link for registration.
An ITTO project has helped develop DNA fingerprinting and other tools for verifying claims about timber species and geographic origin in tropical Africa.
SPECIAL EDITION: SPOTLIGHT ON TECHNOLOGY
This booklet provides an overview of key legality issues in the global wood trade that businesses should consider when purchasing wood and paper-based products. Topics covered include trade regulations (e.g., the Lacey Act, the European Union Timber Regulation, and the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition), public and private procurement policies, trade bans, and resources for meeting legality requirements.