Marcação: LKTS

Promovendo o comércio legal de madeira tropical com enfoque na proteção de espécies mais exploradas de Gana

Data de realização do projeto: 2020-2021 Financiadores: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Colaboradores: The Forestry Commission of Ghana, The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research for the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (CSIR-FORIG) Tipo de iniciativa: Ferramenta, advocacy O problema No mundo existem mais de 50.000 espécies de madeira, mas apenas uma pequena proporção […]

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Tetekon is the new Iroko : Lesser-Known Timber Species are the best way to go!

Tetekon is the new Iroko : Lesser-Known Timber Species are the best way to go!

There are over 50,000 species of timber in the world, but only a small fraction is widely used commercially. This, however, does not mean that the rest of the species are unsuitable for a variety of commercial uses. There under-utilised species are known as Lesser-Known and Lesser-Used Timber Species (LKTS) and can often substitute more popular species in terms of performance and aesthetics, and cost-effectiveness. This makes choosing LKTS a good business decision, which also has the potential to improve livelihoods and protect biodiversity.

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