forest law

forest law

Ending illegal logging, country by country

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http://www.fao.org/in-action/eu-fao-flegt-programme/en/ The European Union, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, the Government of Sweden and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) formalized an agreement to support tropical timber-producing countries to curb illegal logging, promote the trade of legally sourced timber and improve forest governance. The FAO Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Programme, known as FLEGT, will carry the new phase of work, which runs until 2020. By improving smallholder access to domestic and international wood markets, this new $30 million initiative is expected to make a greater contribution to poverty alleviation. Thanks to global initiatives like FLEGT, illegal logging has declined by an estimated 22 percent since 2002. Read more http://www.fao.org/in-action/eu-fao-flegt-programme/en/ Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org