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New Fellowship Network

ITTO has launched its Fellowship Network website, based on social media platform at
http://www.ittofellownet.org/

Report on Environmental Product Declaration on meranti plywood in Indonesia and Malaysia

This report on the environmental product declaration (EPD) study on meranti plywood in Indonesia and Malaysia is an outcome of an activity under the ITTO Biennial Work Programme for the years 2013-2014 which was carried out in response to the latest international timber markets’ requirements on environmentally responsible construction materials. The other EPD studies on khaya timber in Ghana and ipe decking in Brazil are still in progress, and the reports of these two studies would be made available in due course.

Paying our dues

People are accustomed to benefiting from tropical forest environmental services for free or at minimal cost. We use the clean water tropical forests deliver, take for granted their function in absorbing and storing carbon, and exploit their biodiversity in agriculture, the pharmaceuticals industry and forestry.

ITTO and FAO launch a policy brief “Rewarding the service providers”

A policy brief entitled “Rewarding the service providers” was launched on 23 June 2014 by ITTO and FAO during a side event on payments for environmental services (PES) of forests at the 22nd Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO).

New Fellowships

Twenty-three fellowships were awarded by the International Tropical Organization in the 2014 Spring Cycle. The newest group of fellowship recipients represent 15 different countries and includes thirteen female fellows. The total amount of the fellowships was US$148,385.

New videos on sustainable management of CITES-listed timber species

The ITTO-CITES Program recently released a series of videos focusing on the management and conservation of African cherry (Prunus africana) in Cameroon, ramin (Gonystylus spp.) in Indonesia and mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) in Peru.