Despite buyers increasingly preferring to purchase certified timber products, implementation of the Indonesian timber legality verification system, SVLK, among small firms in Bali continues to be hampered. Source: The Jakarta Post/Bali Daily
A free trade agreement signed by Peru and the United States shows that the same treaties that open global markets to tropical timber can provide tools to stem illegal logging, according to a study under way in Peru. Source: Reuters
Pellet exports from the two primary pellet-producing regions on the North American continent – the US South and British Columbia – showed no signs of slowing in early 2013, with the rate of growth likely to accelerate in the second half of the year. Source: Woodworking Network
According to Coalition Forestry spokesman Senator Colbeck, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is treating Tasmanians like mugs – asking them to believe the government has done its homework on 400 applications for forest shutdown funding in just six days.