Timber News

  • UNEA Roundup Thursday, 26 June 2014

    On Thursday, 26 June, UNEA continued with a number of high-level events. These included the official opening of UNEA's High-level Segment, with the participation of H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya; His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco; H.E. Oyun Sanjaasuren, the Minister of Environment and Green Development of Mongolia and President of the first session of UNEA; ...

  • Ivory and Illegal Timber Seized in INTERPOL-coordinated Operation across Africa

    More than 240 kg of elephant ivory and 856 timber logs have been seized and 660 people arrested during an INTERPOL-coordinated operation combating ivory trafficking and illegal logging across Southern and Eastern Africa. As part of INTERPOL's Project Wisdom and Project Leaf, the operation jointly targeted ivory smuggling and illegal logging, with smugglers often concealing ivory inside charcoal ...

  • African countries agree to curb illegal timber trade in the Congo Basin

    Governments from Africa's main timber producing countries, together with timber industry representatives and civil society organizations agreed to jointly combat illegal timber trade in the Congo Basin, FAO said today following an international wood industry meeting in Brazzaville. Covering an area of 300 million hectares, the Congo Basin harbours the world's second largest tropical forest. It is ...

  • Bay window

    A bay window can be an excellent addition to any room, installing a bay window can help make the room feel much bigger, as well as bringing more sunlight into your home opposed to normal sized windows. Adding a bay window to your property can dramatically change the look of your home and can help your house stand out from the crowed. Approved trader can help you in your search for window ...


    By Approved Trader

  • EU and Indonesia sign historic deal to curb illegal timber

    Today the European Union and Indonesia signed a historic trade agreement which will contribute to halting the trade in illegal timber. Under the agreement, only verified legal timber and timber products will be exported to the EU. Indonesia is the first Asian country to enter into such an agreement, and by far the largest Asian timber ...


    By European Commission

  • EU and Indonesia sign historic deal to curb illegal timber

    Today the European Union and Indonesia signed a historic trade agreement which will contribute to halting the trade in illegal timber. Under the agreement, only verified legal timber and timber products will be exported to the EU. Indonesia is the first Asian country to enter into such an agreement, and by far the largest Asian timber exporter to the EU. European Environment Commissioner Janez ...

  • Complimentary Webinar: "Chain-of-Custody - Introduction"

    SGS invites you to register for the complimentary webinar "Chain-of-Custody – Introduction" on June 20, 2013.   This complimentary webinar (45-minute presentation / 15-minute Q&A) will provide delegates with information about the requirements for chain of custody certification. The webinar will provide delegates with an overview of the requirements for certification ...


    By SGS

  • Ahlstrom´s Due Diligence System for EU Timber Regulation now verified by SGS

    Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE May 3, 2013 at 9.30  Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, announces that the company's Due Diligence System for EU Timber Regulation is verified by a third party. The EU Timber Regulation (995/2010) entered into force on March 3, 2013 and requires operators to have a Due Diligence System to prevent them to place ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • CITES conference takes decisive action to halt decline of tropical timber, sharks, manta rays and a wide range of other plants and animals

    Rapidly rising demand for these precious tropical hardwoods has led to serious concerns that unregulated logging is depleting populations of already rare species. The triennial World's Wildlife Conference closed today with robust measures adopted to protect precious timber and marine species from overexploitation. 170 governments have turned to CITES to ensure the legal, sustainable and traceable ...

  • New timber regulation comes into force

    On 3 March, new legislation comes into effect to counter the trade in illegal timber. The new EU Timber regulation will affect everyone in the wood trade. It prohibits the placing of illegally harvested timber on the European market in an effort to tackle the problem of illegal logging across the world. Illegal logging has severe economic, environmental and social impacts: it is associated with ...

  • Equatorial Guinea Participates in Global Environment Facility Project for Sustainable Forestry

    Equatorial Guinea is now part of a Global Environment Facility (GEF) project titled 'A Regional Focus on Sustainable Timber Management in the Congo Basin', an initiative backed by international development organizations, national NGOs, and government officials. One of three pilot countries, Equatorial Guinea will begin a ...

  • Sino-Forest Provides Update on the Status of its Accounts Receivable

    Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest" or the "Company") today provided a status update regarding its efforts to collect accounts receivable owing to subsidiaries of the Company. In support of the Company's March 30, 2012 application under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act ("CCAA"), Sino-Forest filed an affidavit (the "Initial Affidavit") ...

  • B.C. company to harvest tropical rain forest - environmentalists cheer

    Reports of companies harvesting tropical rain forests usually bring howls of protests from conservationists. But a Canadian company is winning applause for its 25 year plan to harvest over $2 billion worth of prime tropical forest - much of it high valued hardwood - all of it underwater. After more than four decades under water, a tropical forest in Africa is being reclaimed using 21st century ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New rules on illegal timber come into force across EU

    New rules to prevent illegal timber being sold on the European market have come into force across the EU. The legislation will strengthen efforts to halt illegal logging which causes serious environmental damage and biodiversity loss and undermines the efforts of those trying to manage forests responsibly. The Regulation, which was first proposed by the Commission in 2008, was adopted by the EU ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Progress on Europe-wide ban on illegally-logged timber

    A ban on illegal timber entering the EU market has moved a step closer this week. Currently it is not against the law to sell timber in the EU that was chopped down illegally in its country of origin. However, the Council of the EU has signalled its approval for legislation that will close this loophole by putting a ban on illegal timber entering the EU market. Environment ...

  • Start up of the production line

    Start up at "Bobrovskiy Timber Mill" prefabricated house production line on 26th February 2010. The company belongs to holding company Altailes and the line is located in Bobrovka, ...


    By Makron Engineering Oy

  • Solar shading

    Naturalvent Limited are expanding the Solar shading side of the company to enable them to keep up with demand. Naturalvent Limited use computor programes to enable them to calculate the position of the sun and the shadow position at any location in the United Kingdom and at any date and time. With a range of aluminium and timber blade profiles, Naturalvent Limited specialise in bespoke designs ...


    By NL Contracts Limited

  • UK environment agency takes steps to clear popular tourist site

    The Environment Agency took action to clear several fallen trees from a local tourist attraction on the River Mole earlier this week, after a plea from the National Trust. The three Ash trees were blown down during storms in March 2008 and blocked a walk way of stepping stones at Box Hill. A team of seven operations delivery staff were on site, with workers using two seven tonne tractors to ...

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