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  News   Responsible Timber Trade Fair   BVRio is organising the Responsible Timber Trade Fair, in Ghana from 28 Feb – 2 March 2018. The Responsible Timber Trade Fair is an event for sourcing legal and certified wood products from the West African region, offering the possibility of meeting with potential trading partners in the region. Leading experts will also give[…]

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Association of Public Attorneys awarded prize to iBVRio for its contribution to compliance with environmental laws

The night of last Wednesday in April (26) marked the recognition of the BVRio Institute (iBVRio) for its performance in the socio-environmental sector. Brazilian Association of Environmental Public Attorneys (ABRAMPA) committed the award “Troféu Entidade Amiga” at a ceremony held in São Paulo, during the 17th Brazilian Conference of the Environmental Public Attorneys. Since 2011,[…]

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How you can use the ‘Guide for Assessing Compliance with the Forest Code in commodity supply chains’, by Roberta del Giudice

Brazil has rules for the use of rural properties that have the potential to make Brazilian agricultural production sustainable, both regarding the conservation of natural vegetation and inputs for the production itself, such as water and soil quality. Although, these rules for the use of rural properties have been established since the 19th Century, and[…]

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Licenças FLEGT são emitidas para madeira da Indonesia

A Indonésia é o primeiro país habilitado a emitir licenças FLEGT, depois de um processo que começou em 2007. Esse é um marco importante para a União Europeia na implementação do programa FLEGT e um momento importante para os exportadores de madeireira indonésia e para os importadores europeus. O Plano de ação e as licenças[…]

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Webinar: Using Big Data to Detect Illegality in Tropical Sector with Pedro Moura Costa

A recent study by BVRio Institute (iBVRio) in Brazil found that more than 40% of the forest management operations in the Pará e Mato Grosso states are likely to be involved in severe breaches of the law, including timber theft from conservation areas or indigenous reserves, use of slave labour, and/or laundering of stolen timber[…]