US$13.3 million in new funds for tropical forests


The incoming 2010 ITTC Chair
Daniel Birchmeier (Switzerland)
congratulates the outgoing Chair
Ambassador Michael Maue (PNG)
on the successful closing of the
2009 ITTC Council Session.

The International Tropical Timber Council announced today funding of US$3.5 million towards its recently approved thematic programs, including $2 million in initial funding for programs on community forest enterprises and trade and market transparency.