In focus Illegal logging


Photo Essay - 26 Jan 2017
Behind a lucrative sector operating in the shadows
Analysis - 25 Jan 2017
A new publication analyzes the current challenges of sustainably managing forest resources in Cameroon

Video - 11 Jan 2017
Legalizing Cameroon’s timber production chain
Timber produced for domestic consumption is generally absent from official statistics and produced without a valid permit. What gives?
News - 21 Dec 2016
Alternative approaches to illegal logging
Research backs incentives, monitoring and transparency for timber sustainability
News - 20 Dec 2016
Why does illegal logging continue after forestry reforms?
Researchers take a closer look at the connections between regulations and local needs in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia
Analysis - 9 Aug 2016
Brexit rattles RI-European timber trade prospects
Post-Brexit concerns have largely centered on global political and economic repercussions, but environmental ones should not be ignored.
Feature - 2 Aug 2016
Industrious thinking
Indonesia’s timber going green – and global
Analysis - 16 Apr 2016
America’s legacy in its second term as facilitator of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership
As leadership transfers from the US to the EU, what lies ahead for the Congo Basin Forest Partnership?
News - 7 Apr 2016
Timber laws set to shake up local industry
In Indonesia, a country with a large informal sector in almost everything, legalizing timber production is tricky business.
News - 6 Oct 2015
Growth in Chile’s plantations may have spelled growth in poverty
Chile’s industrial tree plantations are making a lot of money … but not necessarily for the people who live near them.
News - 23 Feb 2015
EU plan to curb illegal logging: Think big by thinking small?
Policymakers urged to work with local farmers, or risk turning them into 'outlaws'.
Analysis - 3 Feb 2015
Once ‘invisible,’ Africa’s domestic loggers come into the light
The European Union is driving greater emphasis on Africa's artisanal sector.