Resources

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News releases
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23 October 2008

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5 November 2007

Yokohama, Japan

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17 October 2007

Yokohama, Japan

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31 January 2006

Yokohama, Japan

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13 December 2004

Yokohama, Japan

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23 July 2004

Interlaken, Switzerland

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22 July 2004

Interlaken, Switzerland

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20 July 2004

Interlaken, Switzerland

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31 May 2004

Yokohama, Japan

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20 April 2004

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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8 November 2003

Yokohama, Japan

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7 November 2003

Yokohama, Japan

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5 November 2003

Yokohama, Japan

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3 November 2003

Yokohama, Japan

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14 May 2003

Panama City, Panama

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9 November 2002

Yokohama, Japan

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9 May 2002

Denpasar, Indonesia

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5 November 2001

Yokohama, Japan

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2 June 2001

Yaoundé, Cameroon

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31 May 2001

Yaoundé, Cameroon

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14 December 2000

Yokohama, Japan

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3 October 2000

Yokohama, Japan

Reports
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2011

Guyana's forest sector is one of the most thriving areas of economic growth in the country. However, too much reliance on traditional commercial species may exhaust the current supply. This booklet, an output from Project PD 344/05, introduces some of the lesser utilized species of Guyana which are no less important or usable than the major harvested species.

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2008

This report an output of PD 344/05 Rev. 2, describes two laboratory tests that assess performance of 15 Lesser Used Species (LUS) of timber in Guyana against abrasion and attack by the marine wood borer Limnoria quadripunctata.

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2008

Guyana's forest sector is one of the most thriving areas of economic growth in the country. However, too much reliance on traditional commercial species may exhaust the current supply. This booklet, an output from Project PD 344/05, introduces some of the lesser utilized species of Guyana which are no less important or usable than the major harvested species.

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2004

The value of exports for all ITTO producer countries in further-processed timber was approximately US$3.5 billion in 1998, of which only 1% came from Africa. This proposal for action, which arose from a ministerial-level conference of the African Timber Organization, lays out a strategy to expand the market share of African countries in further-processed timber products.

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November 2008

This report summarizes the presentations and discussions made at the The International Conference on Wood-based Bioenergy held in Hannover, Germany, May 2007 as part of LIGNA 2007, the world’s premier exhibition of wood industry technologies. It also includes Powerpoint slides presented by speakers and the conclusions drawn and recommendations made by conference participants. It constitutes the proceedings of the conference.

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July 2007

This report gives an overview of trends in the US tropical timber market.

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2006

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the forest management situation in all 33 of ITTO's producer member countries. Using information submitted by the countries themselves and supplemented by data from a wide range of other sources, it addresses the policy and institutional settings in each country, the approaches taken to the allocation and management of resources, and the status of management of those resources.

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April 2006

Ex-post evaluation of ITTO project PD 7/94 Rev.3 (M,I)

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March 2006

Ex-post evaluation report of ITTO project PD 47/94 Rev.3 (I)

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November 2005

This report gives an overview of trends in France's tropical timber market, recommending, among other things, that tropical timber producers grow the market for lesser known species by processing them locally to international standards.

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July 2005

This report indicates that Italy will continue to play a substantial part in the international trade of tropical wood products, but the tropical timber industry faces some challenges if it is to retain and expand its share of the Italian timber trade.

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October 2004

This report presents the results of the workshop on capacity-building for the implementation of the CITES Appendix-II listing of mahogany.

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May 2004

This report identifies measures to bring increased transparency to the tropical hardwood plywood trade and analyses the causes of market fluctuations and price volatility.

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September 2003

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April 2003

According to this mission, the Guyanese timber industry should use labour-intensive, low-technology approaches to timber extraction based on mobile sawmills and improved chainsaw conversion and, with ITTO assistance, should reorient its approach to marketing.

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April 2001

Ex-post evaluation of ITTO projects PD 20/95 Rev.2 (I), PD 21/95 Rev.2 (I), PD 24/95 Rev.1 (I), PD 3/96 Rev.2 (I) and PD 25/96 Rev.2 (M)

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September 1999

The tropical timber trade was damaged by the 1997/98 Asian economic crisis. This paper discusses some of the measures that might be taken to assist its recovery.

TFU Articles
Sustainable bamboo utilization in Thailand

2008 No 2

Collaborative forest management in a sustainable development unit

2008 No 2

Meetings

2008 No 2

Promoting SFM in Africa

2008 No 1

Background to the conference

2007 No 4

Day One Sunday 15 July

2007 No 4

Day Two: Monday 16 July

2007 No 4

Day Three and Four
Tue 17 July, Wed 18 July

2007 No 4

Day Five Thursday 19 July

Day Six Friday 20 July

2007 No 4

Recommendations

2007 No 4

List of participants Side Benefits

2007 No 4

The Rio Branco Declaration

2007 No 4

Illegal sawnwood in the East Province of Cameroon

2007 No 3

Monitoring mahogany

2007 No 3

Advances in teak cloning

2007 No 3

Training in SFM

2007 No 3

Measuring the impacts of illegal logging

2007 No 3

Market trends

2007 No 3

The US market for tropical wood

2007 No 2

Further processing in Central Africa

2007 No 2

Market trends

2007 No 2

Recent editions

2007 No 2

Topical and tropical

2007 No 2

Meetings

2007 No 2

Market trends

2007 No 1

Meetings

2007 No 1

Papua New Guinea – the other side of the story

2006 No 4

Tracking the wood

2006 No 4

Market trends

2006 No 4

Subsidy or incentive?

2006 No 3

Where is procurement heading?

2006 No 3

Timber on the high seas

2006 No 3

Developing a sustainable trade

2006 No 3

On the conference circuit

2006 No 3

Topical and tropical

2006 No 3

Putting up the money

2006 No 2

Investing in natural tropical forest industries

2006 No 2

Small and medium-sized forestry enterprises

2006 No 2

Topical and tropical

2006 No 2

New forest treaty agreed

2005 No 4

The logging of Tapajós

2005 No 4

Supplying France with value-added

2005 No 4

Is teak improving?

2005 No 4

ITTO's recently funded projects

2005 No 4

Topical and tropical

2005 No 4

Letters

2005 No 4

Made in Italy, grown in the tropics?

2005 No 3

On the conference circuit

2005 No 3

Recent editions

2005 No 3

Meetings

2005 No 3

How to hurdle the barriers

2005 No 2

On the conference circuit

2005 No 2

Meetings

2005 No 2

Why don't trade numbers add up?

2005 No 1

Japan: the slumbering giant

2005 No 1

Recent editions

2005 No 1

Meetings

2005 No 1

Who is logging the Congo?

2004 No 4

Rattan reborn?

2004 No 4

State of play for tropical timber

2004 No 4

Out on a limb

2004 No 4

Recent editions

2004 No 4

Timber and the circle of life

2004 No 3

Out on a limb

2004 No 3

On the conference circuit

2004 No 3

Recent editions

2004 No 3

Exports turn a corner

2004 No 2

On the conference circuit

2004 No 2

Recent editions

2004 No 2

Making the grade

Out on a limb

2004 No 1

Tropical and topical

2003 No 4

Reviving plywood

2003 No 3

Out on a limb

2003 No 3

Is this the end for thin-panel tropical plywood?

2003 No 2

Increasing the value

2003 No 1

Forest statistics improve in Latin America

2003 No 1

Grow the markets before growing the wood

2002 No 4

China's plywood industry takes off

2002 No 3

Documenting the undocumented

2002 No 1

Policy failure: the accomplice of illegal trade

2002 No 1

Responsible importing of tropical timber

2001 No 4

Planting ideas

2001 No 3

Life-cycle of a trade

2001 No 2

Brochures
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July 2001

A transparent tropical timber trade and a responsible forest industry can contribute to sustainable development and conservation in tropical countries.