New accord for tropical forests enters into force

12 December 2011

An ITTO project is enhancing carbon stocks in Meru Betiri National Park, Indonesia. Photo: ITTO Photo: ITTO

The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) announced the entry into force of the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 (ITTA, 2006) effective Wednesday, December 7th 2011. The ratification of the agreement by the West African nation of Benin triggered the entry into force of this successor agreement to the Organization’s current governing treaty (ITTA, 1994).

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