19 No 1

Getting a lock on governance

During the past decade, the issue of forest governance has grown increasingly prominent in international and national forestry deliberations. This is a welcome development from the situation that prevailed not so many years ago, when countries and international organizations treaded warily around the edges of the topic and were allergic to related issues such as corruption and illegal forest-based activities.

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State failure and corruption: challenges for forest policy


Photo: L. Irland

Strengthening weak governance is essential for sustainability

By Lloyd C. Irland

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Keeping it legal


Photo: P. Bholanath/GFC

An ITTO project improves the detection and prevention of illegal logging in Guyana

By Pradeepa Bholanath

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Can REDD make natural forests competitive with oil palm?


Photo: R. Butler/mongabay.com

Not at current carbon prices, study finds

By Lian Pin Koh and Rhett A. Butler

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Cameroon needs more than approved forest management plans


Photo: CIFOR

A recent study shows problems in implementation

By Greg Clough, Paolo Omar Cerutti, Robert Nasi and Luca Tacconi

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Perceptions rule


Photo: Touhig/Greenpeace

Opinions on tropical timber in the UK impact demand

By Mike Adams and Alhassan Attah

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Fellowship Report


Photo: E. Nurtjahya

An ITTO fellowship grant helps show potential of mixed local tree species for revegetating tin mine tailings in Indonesia

By Eddy Nurtjahya

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Market Trends

Downturn continues to bite, intra-regional trade helping some exporters

By Lauren Flejzor

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Tropical and topical

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Recently Funded Projects

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Recent Editions

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