22 No 2

Keeping Track


Foresters and forest planners have always needed to know the location of timber resources, including for planning forest management and harvesting operations, for monitoring wood flows to mills and ports, and for marketing of forest products.

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Electronic timber traceability


Micha Torres

An ITTO project has piloted a technique to verify the legal origin of Peruvian timber

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Tracking Cameroon’s FLEGT timber


by Kadiri Serge Bobo, Rodrigue Fapa Nanfack, Thérèse Moulende, Nadège Nzoyem Saha and Albert Bokkestijn

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Private forest management in Indonesia


by Don Gilmour, Baharuddin Ghazalli and Subarudi

ITTO projects show clear land tenure and a culture of tree use are essential to success

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Portable sawmills and SFM in the Amazon


An ITTO project’s innovative financing mechanism had a major impact on the uptake of new technologies

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SFM in the Iwokrama Forest

by Ken Rodney

Implementing a sustainable timber-harvesting regime in Guyana’s natural tropical rainforest

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The tide turns for Panama’s mangroves

by José A. Berdiales, Juliana Chavarria and Lourdes Lozano

An ITTO project helps to conserve and reforest threatened mangroves on Panama’s Pacific coast

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Fellowship report

The impact of logging damage on tropical rainforests, their recovery and regeneration

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Selected recent ITTO Fellowship reports

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2013 Fellowships awarded & Courses

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Market trends

By Michael Adams

Stark divergence of financial and real economy holds down tropical timber exports

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Topical and tropical

Compiled and edited by Ken Sato

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Recent editions

Compiled and edited by Ken Sato

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