Monthly Archives

January 2018

Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit 2018 – Lessons Learned and Future Outlook

  • January 29, 2018

This year, the 2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS) will be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Summit provides the opportunity for countries... Continue Reading

Evaluation of two vocational forestry training institutions run by the Myanmar Timber Enterprise completed under RAFT

  • January 29, 2018

In March, 2017, the TFF Director, in close collaboration with TNC-Myanmar, completed an evaluation of two vocational forestry training institutions run... Continue Reading

Enforcement officers equipped to combat illegal timber trade in Viet Nam

  • January 29, 2018

Da Nang, Viet Nam, 24th November 2017—More than 40 Vietnamese Customs officers and Forest Department representatives from the central and highland... Continue Reading

Vietnamese officers learn how to identify the real deal timber

  • January 29, 2018

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 15th June 2017—40 Customs Department and Forest Protection Department (FPD) officers commenced a training programme today to increase... Continue Reading

New project to promote sustainable, legal and responsible timber trade in Viet Nam

  • January 29, 2018

Hanoi, Viet Nam, January 2017 — the Viet Nam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST), TRAFFIC, WWF-Vietnam and the Center for People and... Continue Reading

Investing in the future: Forest Issues Are About More than Forestry

  • January 29, 2018

If you’ve attended some of the big global and regional forestry events lately, including the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in 2016, you... Continue Reading

Lao PDR Takes Steps Forward Towards Responsible and Sustainable Forestry and Trade

  • January 29, 2018

Lao PDR is a country that is rich in forests. However, complicated and selectively enforced regulations have prevented forests from providing... Continue Reading

Legality is The First Step Towards Sustainability – Introducing The Common Legality Framework in the Asia Pacific Region

  • January 29, 2018

The Common Legality Framework is a simple checklist that was designed and developed by RAFT partners WWF and TRAFFIC to help... Continue Reading

The Importance of Environmental Journalism in Informing and Empowering the Public on Legal and Responsible Forestry

  • January 29, 2018

It is no secret that the tropical forests of Asia-Pacific are increasingly under threat, from clearing and conversion to illegal and... Continue Reading

Bridging the Gap Between Mountainous Communities in Northern Viet Nam and Forestry Companies

  • January 29, 2018

Life is far from easy for the communities in the mountains of Lao Cai Province, North Vietnam. Eking out a living... Continue Reading