Imagine an area the size of Belgium, blanketed by forests and trees which provide food, fuel, medicine, shelter and incomes for local habitants while conserving soil and water for farms and absorbing...
FAO/ITTO Regional Workshop on Improving Forest Law Compliance and Governance in Tropical West Africa
Over the past two years, FAO and ITTO have assisted countries in the Amazon region, Central Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia in jointly addressing illegal logging and trade through a series of regional workshops. Based on the FAO/ITTO publication Best Practices for Law Enforcement in the Forest Sector and their own experiences, the workshops were designed to foster more openness as well as showcasing possible approaches to improving forest law compliance at the country level based on current experiences. They encouraged countries that have been reluctant to make the improvement of forest law enforcement a priority issue to start taking actions.