With funding provided by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) IUFRO-SPDC together with FAO and TEAKNET was leading an evaluation and assessment of the global situation on Teak with respect to its conservation and sustainable management. Following an ex-post evaluation of a project in Myanmar on “Ex-situ and in-situ conservation of Teak (Tectona grandis L.F.) to support sustainable forest management” and the collation of globally available scientific knowledge on teak conservation and management, a global study report has been compiled and published in early 2017 as IUFRO World Series Vol. 36 “The Global Teak Study. Analysis, Evaluation and Future Potential of Teak Resources”.
The results of this study provide a major input for establishing a global teak support programme.