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China important to African timber producers

China’s role in Africa’s timber trade is an important one. Although imports from Africa make up a small proportion of China’s total timber imports, China is the main destination of up to 90% of timber for some producer countries on the continent. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story

Logging truck, Malaysia

Illegal logging estimated to cost world more than US$10 billion pa

Illegal logging is estimated to cost the world more than US$10 billion annually – more than six times the total amount of development assistance directed towards sustainable forest management. …  

29 Feb 2008 | News story

Forests and the European Union Resource Network

Launch of reform agenda in Liberia

A new report, launched in Monrovia today, proposes formalizing customary Liberian land ownership by registering it as private property. This would signal the launch of a reform agenda that would restore the forest land rights of the overwhelming majority of Liberia’s rural populations; made up of poor agrarian families and clans. …  

30 Jan 2008 | International news release

Bali PEP REDD side event

Making REDD Work for the Poor

IUCN, in collaboration with the Poverty and Environment Partnership (PEP), hosted an event during the Bali conference on climate change. As part of a full day devoted to the role of forests in climate change, organized by CIFOR, IUCN helped to ensure that social issues and linkages to poverty reduction were high on the agenda. …  

09 Dec 2007 | Project description


The Forests Dialogue - Scoping Dialogue on Forests and Climate,
9 December 2007

With increased recognition of the value of forests in the climate change debate since the UNFCC Conference in Bali,  “The Forests Dialogue” map out their strategic road ahead… 

09 Dec 2007 | Event

Prescribed burning of fuel materials in pine forest in Lam Dong

New concept explored in Viet Nam: Fire ecology

Forests fires are a natural ecological phenomenon. Effective fire management should endeavour to exploit the positive role of fires while mitigating its negative impacts. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Logging in Amazon forests with forest certification

Strengthening Voices for Better Choices: Working toward better forest governance

Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC) project coordination team members from around the world met in Brazil this September to strategize how to institute improved forest governance in the Global South. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Women carrying wood

IUCN supports the G8’s efforts to keep illegal logging on the world’s agenda

It has been 10 years since the G8 first identified illegal logging as an issue of concern. Since then, international momentum on illegal logging and trade has shifted from the G8 to sub-regional and regional Forest Law Enforcement and Governance ministerial conference processes and to national and bilateral level action at both the producer and consumer country level. …  

12 Jun 2007 | News story

The Role of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in Poverty Alleviation and Biodiversity Conservation

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 11 June 2007 - Today an international conference on “The Role of Non-Timber Products (NTFPs) in Poverty Alleviation and Biodiversity Conservation” is being held in Hanoi. It is jointly hosted by the NTFP Sub-Sector Support Project, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and the World Conservation Union (IUCN), The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), The German Technical Cooperation (gtz), CARE International, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), The Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific (RECOFTC) and The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO). …  

11 Jun 2007 | News story

View of logging road in the Cameroon Forests