Putting up the money
Photo: J. Mentore, Farfan &
ITTO and partners have initiated a round of forums aimed at encouraging new investments in tropical forest enterprises engaged in sustainable forest management
Investing in natural tropical forest industries
The low level of investment in natural tropical forest-based enterprises is a major limiting factor in the spread of sustainable forest management. Can it be raised?
Attracting institutional investors
Pension funds, endowments and foundations have trillions of dollars to invest. Can they be convinced to direct such investments towards tropical forests?
Small and medium-sized forestry enterprises
Photo: Andhra Pradesh Forest
Are they the best bet for reducing poverty and sustaining forests?
Photo courtesy Mexican Forestry
Attention to markets and public policies is crucial to the promotion of sustainable forest management in the country's tropical forests
Forest certified in Congo
Photo: Edward Parker/
ITTO has assisted a large timber concession in its successful bid for FSC certification
ITTO's recently funded projects
The projects summarized here were financed at the fortieth session of the International Tropical Timber Council, which was held in May/June 2006
Palms deserve a big hand
Photo: Haroldo Castro/
An ITTO project proposes mechanisms for the sustainable utilization of palm trees in a conservation area in Bolivia and Peru
Out on a limb
The nature of investment in natural tropical forests is changing
Do trees have feelings?
On the conference circuit
Reports on the 15th Session of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission, the ASEAN-ITTO Regional Workshop on Perspectives of Clean Development Mechanism Forestry Projects in Asia and the Pacific, and the 40th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council
New books and reports
Topical and tropical
News from ITTO's Tropical Timber Market Report
Short training courses for professionals in forestry and related disciplines
A comprehensive listing of coming conferences relevant to sustainable tropical forest management