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Forest Management

Myanmar’s Rainforests Under Threat

When the military junta took forcible control of Myanmar in February, many environmental commentators voiced grave concerns about the potential recommencement of mass deforestation and removal of teak wood from…

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Forest Management

Europe’s Path to Sustainability

A recent study published by Forest Trends, based on a survey of forestry professionals, has revealed the varied successes and stumbling blocs generated by the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR)…

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Forest Management

Myanmar Autocracy and Deforestation

Sitting outside a luxury hotel on the Costa Smeralda in Northern Sicily, watching a superyacht cruise effortlessly across the water, would be an unlikely time to recall harrowing images of…

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Forest Management

Is Sustainable Forest Management Failing in the Tropics?

The past week has seen the publication of two inflammatory and critical reports by the BBC and Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Both focus on the flourishing trade in illegal tropical…

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Forest Management

UK Law to Reduce Illegal Deforestation

The UK Government is proposing to introduce a new law imposing regulations on trade in forest risk commodities in an attempt to reduce illegal deforestation. This new law would force…

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Forest Management

How Wood Can Help #MoveTheDate

This year Earth Overshoot Day lands on 22nd August. This is the date when humanity has used more resources than the planet can replace this year. The main purpose of…