Tag: Legal Timber

Anniversary project case study timber

Promoting legal tropical timber trade – moving the focus to protect overused species in Ghana

Project dates: 2020-2021 Funder/s: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Collaborators/s: The Forestry Commission of Ghana, The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research for the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (CSIR-FORIG) Initiative type/s: Tool, Advocacy The Problem There are more than 50,000 species of timber in the world, but only a small proportion of these […]

Read more...
BVRio participates in Amazon Forest Forum

BVRio participates in Amazon Forest Forum

Since November 2020, BVRio has been participating in preparatory meetings for the implementation of the Amazon Forest Forum, a regional forum of the Forest Dialogue, whose objective is to become a reference space for the construction of solutions for the protection and sustainable use of forests in the Brazilian Amazon.

Read more...
Second legal and sustainable timber project complete

Second legal and sustainable timber project complete

At the end of March 2021, BVRio completed its second project funded by the UK government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Forest Governance Markets and Climate (FGMC) programme. During the first project, running from 2015 to 2018, we adapted the Responsible Timber Exchange, originally developed for Brazil, to the circumstances of other tropical forest timber producer countries (Ghana, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Cameroon) and the consumer markets of the UK, EU and China.

Read more...
Promoting Lesser-Known and Lesser-Used timber species from Ghana

Promoting Lesser-Known and Lesser-Used timber species from Ghana

In collaboration with Ghana Forestry Commission’s Timber Industry Development Division (TIDD), Forest Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG), Ghana Timber Millers Organization (GTMO) and the Ghana Timber Association (GTA), BVRio developed a set of communication materials that include technical information about a selection of timber species that are available to the international markets.

Read more...
Working with small operators to strengthen timber legality in Cameroon

Working with small operators to strengthen timber legality in Cameroon

Cameroon has vast forest resources that provide millions of people with jobs and subsistence products. The forest sector accounts for 8% of the country’s gross domestic product (FAO FRA 2015). Unfortunately, Illegal logging has long been recognised as a significant problem in the country, due to misuse of certain logging permits and lack of effective regulation and law enforcement (Hoare 2015).

Read more...
Indonesian forestry sector

Indonesian forestry sector

According to the FAO (2015), Indonesia has around 91 million hectares of forested land, which constitutes to 53% of the total land area. Indonesia has three categories of forest land: Conservation Forests, Protection Forests, and Production Forests. More than half of the Indonesian forest area is production forest and 87% is owned by the State.

Read more...
New Responsible Timber Exchange platform launched this week

New Responsible Timber Exchange platform launched this week

The new RTX platform was launched this Tuesday 14th of January 2020. The user interface is now simpler, providing sellers with greater ability to demonstrate compliance with timber legality and sustainability requirements, and buyers a quicker way to carry out their own due diligence.

Read more...

BVRio, Landscape Indonesia and the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation announce partnership

BVRio, Landscape Indonesia and the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation announce partnership to expand the Responsible Timber Exchange in Indonesia   29 March 2018 – BVRio, Landscape Indonesia and the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC) establish a partnership based on the mutual intention of pursuing sustainable forest management in Indonesia. Under the terms of the MoU, the three parties

Read more...

Responsible Timber Trade Fair – Ghana

A unique international event BVRio is organizing the first international timber trade fair dedicated to promoting the trade of 100% legal and certified timber. The Responsible Timber Trade Fair will connect buyers and sellers of legal and certified timber products, focusing on West African timber. The event will be held in Accra, Ghana, 28 February – 2

Read more...

PUBLICATION: Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence of Tropical Timber Products

Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence of Tropical Timber Products Rio de Janeiro, 12 October 2017 – Today, BVRio published a practical guide to facilitate conducting Due Diligence of tropical timber products. The objective of the guide is to summarise the main documents that need to be collected, and how to interpret them, in order to conduct due diligence of timber

Read more...