The Report

This report entitled "Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade – Dimensions, Drivers, Impacts and Responses" presents the results of the fifth global scientific assessment undertaken by the GFEP initiative. The report set out to gain deeper understanding of the meaning of illegal logging and related timber trade, its scale, drivers and consequences. It provides a structured synthesis of available scientific and expert knowledge on illegal logging and associated timber trade while adding to existing studies and reports by sharing new insights, including a criminology perspective and new information about timber and timber product trade flows as well as exploring future policy options and governance responses.

This assessment report and the accompanying policy brief provide an authoritative source of information for policymakers and stakeholders involved in the fight against illegal logging and associated timber trade, in order to support effective action in tackling this pressing global problem.   


Full Report

Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade - Dimensions, Drivers, Impacts and Responses

Editors: Daniela Kleinschmit, Stephanie Mansourian, Christoph Wildburger, Andre Purret

For hard copies of the global assessment report, please write to office(at)iufro.org.

Chapter 8 - Conclusions in different languages (language; translator)

  • Conclusions (English)
  • Выводы (Pусский; Виктор К. Тепляков)
  • Conclusiones (Español; Gerda Wolfrum, Sandra Rodríguez Piñeros)
  • Conclusões (Português; Paula Sartorato Pedrotti Augustynczik, Patrícia Póvoa de Mattos)

Policy Brief

Forests Beyond the Law: Scientific Insights into Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade


MEDIA COVERAGE

CIFOR:
http://blog.cifor.org/47661/illegal-logging-a-russian-nesting-doll

The Mainichi - Japan's National Daily since 1922:
http://mainichi.jp/articles/20170109/k00/00m/040/079000c

Mongabay:
https://news.mongabay.com/2016/12/illegal-logging-shows-little-sign-of-slowing/ 

Eco-Business:
http://www.eco-business.com/news/illegal-logging-shows-little-sign-of-slowing/

DownToEarth:
http://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/india-is-third-largest-importer-of-illegally-logged-wood-iufro-56620?platform=hootsuite

Radio report, German WDR: 
http://www1.wdr.de/mediathek/audio/wdr5/wdr5-leonardo-top-themen/audio-illegale-abholzungen-schreiten-vor-allem-in-asien-voran-100.html

Bioeconomy in BW (Baden-Württemberg):
https://www.biooekonomie-bw.de/de/fachbeitrag/aktuell/oekosystemdienstleister-wald-facetten-und-folgen-des-holzeinschlags

Additional coverage:
PDF for download  

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PRESS BRIEFING

3 December from 9:00-9:50 / Press Conference Room, Moon Palace Resort
Live webcast at: http://flux.live/cop/coplive/    

Media advisory and Programme:
PDF for download: English - Spanish

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PRESS RELEASE

Loopholes in regulations allow illegal logging to thrive worldwide
Brechas en regulaciones permiten que la tala ilegal prospere en todo el mundo;

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IUFRO-GFEP MEDIA ALERT

Forests beyond the law: Scientific insights into illegal logging and related timber trade

PDF for download   

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SOCIAL MEDIA

https://twitter.com/i/moments/806076971130224640
https://www.facebook.com/events/1691357967775963/


PHOTOS


Photo showing Rainforest destruction from aerial view

 

Rainforest destruction from aerial view
Photo © Fotolia: khlongwangchao


Photo showing Large-scale timber trafficking from Indonesia to Malaysia in the interior of Borneo.
Photo showing Large-scale timber trafficking from Indonesia to Malaysia in the
interior of Borneo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large-scale timber trafficking from Indonesia to Malaysia in the interior of Borneo. Meranti timber that was illegally logged in Indonesia's Betung Kerihun National Park is waiting to be trafficked to nearby Malaysia (Sarawak).
Photos © Tim Boekhout van Solinge


Photo showing Office furniture made from rosewood (China)

 

 

Office furniture made from rosewood (China)
Photo © Jianbang Gan


The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is the only world-wide organization devoted to forest research and related sciences. Its members are research institutions, universities, and individual scientists as well as decision-making authorities and other stakeholders with a focus on forests and trees.

The IUFRO-led Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) initiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) established the rapid response assessment on "Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade" with the aim to provide detailed and comprehensive scientific review of the multi-faceted and complex nature of illegal logging and related timber trade, including the available response options. The assessment resulted in a scientific assessment report and associated policy brief, aiming to inform the international as well as national policymakers and other stakeholders concerned with legal and sustainable forest management.

For more information, please contact:
Gerda Wolfrum at +43 1 877015117 or wolfrum(at)iufro.org