IUCN-ATIBT : both CBFP Partners sign new Partnership for better forests

 

This Partnership will advance on the analysis of timber species for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, to help improve the way forest resources are managed. They will also explore the important role that forest certification plays for biodiversity and for local social and economic development.

 

 Gland (Switzerland), May 7th 2013: IUCN signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT) – a key player in the tropical timber industry specialized in sustainable forestry, local processing of timber and forest certification schemes.

 

The two organizations will now work together on the assessment of timber species for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species to help improve the way forest resources are managed. They will also explore the important role that forest certification plays for biodiversity and for local social and economic development.

 

During its initial years, the new partnership will focus on the West and Central African sub-region.

 

Read Please read the full text of the article under the following link: IUCN signs new Partnership for better forests.

 

For more Information please contact : Gretchen WALTERS, PhD, Regional Forest Programme Coordinator : Ewa Magiera, IUCN Communications, Ewa.Magiera@iucn.org

 

 

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