Europe

Europe

The European Union is the biggest trader and second biggest consumer of forest products in the world. It is of vital importance that timber traders and other stakeholders find a way to determine where and how to best target efforts to secure legal supply chains in line with FLEGT requirements. It is also critical to highlight positive changes taking place in...

Brazil

Brazil

Brazil has, in recent years, made significant progress in various aspects relating to the issue of legality along the wood production and marketing chains. These advances are mainly due to the democratic processes of discussion, participation and building initiatives among various segments of society, including government agencies, industry representatives,...

Ecuador

Ecuador

General characteristics of Ecuadors Forests: According to the document “Base line of deforestation in Ecuador” (“Línea Base de Deforestación del Ecuador Continental”) developed by the Ministry of Environment in Ecuador (MAE), “in 2008 the natural vegetation cover was 14’123.637 ha, which represents 57% of the national territory, this means...

Colombia

Colombia

General characteristics of Colombian forests: Acording to the publication entitled “Map of the continental, coastal and marine ecosystems of Colombia” (“Mapa de ecosistemas continentales, costeros y marinos de Colombia”), developed at a scale of 1:500.000, Colombia has 311 types of continental and coastal, including natural areas that have not...

Peru

Peru

General characteristics of Peru’s Forests: Peru is the third largest country in South America after Brazil and Argentina. It has approximately 72 millon hectares of forest, the ninth highest in the world, fourth highest in terms of tropical forest and it contains 13% of the amazon. According to the Ministry of Environment (2010), the are of forest in the...

This project is financed by the European Union / Este proyecto está financiado por la Unión Europea