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Open Timber Portal

Photo credit: CIFOR/Flickr
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DNA Testing Can Save Trees from Illegal Logging – and You Can Help

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging
Moss-covered bigleaf maple trees in the Hoh Rainforest
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging
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PODCAST: The Sounds of Sustainability

  • building a sustainable guitar
  • podcasts
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging
Credit: Flickr/Javier Morales
  • building a sustainable guitar
  • podcasts
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging

Building a Sustainable Guitar: Maple

  • building a sustainable guitar
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • wood
Bigleaf maple forest.
  • building a sustainable guitar
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • wood
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5 Technologies Help Thwart Illegal Logging by Tracing Wood’s Origin

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • timber
  • wood
Stacks of Logs
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • timber
  • wood

$13 Million Fine For Lumber Liquidators Shows U.S. Lacey Act‘s Clout

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • timber
Photo by Mathias Appel/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • timber
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4 Cutting-Edge Technologies to Catch Illegal Loggers

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • business risk
  • Business
  • lacey act
  • logging
Logging in Sarawak, Malaysia. Photo by Ben Beiske/Flickr
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • business risk
  • Business
  • lacey act
  • logging

Northwest Lumber Mill First to Be Indicted on US Domestic Lacey Act Charges

  • forest monitoring
  • commodities
  • lacey act
J&L Tonewoods was charged with purchasing illegal big leaf maple, violating the Lacey Act. Photo by Washington DNR/Flickr
  • forest monitoring
  • commodities
  • lacey act
Research

Revaluing Ecosystems

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“Revaluing” Ecosystems to Include Nature’s Value on Balance Sheets

  • Forests
  • Water
  • ecosystem valuation
  • ecosystem services
  • Business
  • green infrastructure
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
While oceans support lucrative fisheries, these benefits are rarely accounted for in ledgers. Photo by Pedro Ramirez Jr./U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Forests
  • Water
  • ecosystem valuation
  • ecosystem services
  • Business
  • green infrastructure
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
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4 Actions Companies Can Take to Source Legal Wood

  • forest products
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • sustainability reporting
  • sustainable business
Some countries have harvest or export bans on certain species or certain forms of harvested timber. It is important for companies to consider which timber species they are using and where they are purchasing from. Photo credit: Tim Gage, Flickr 2007
  • forest products
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • sustainability reporting
  • sustainable business

Lumber Liquidators Raid Shows Companies Need to Heed U.S. Lacey Act

  • Forests
  • forest certification
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • United States
Illegal logging in Russian Far East, near Dalnerechensk in Primorsky. Photo credit: Environmental Investigation Agency
  • Forests
  • forest certification
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • United States

Leveling the Playing Field for Legal Timber in Brazil

  • Brazil
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • wood
Logging in Mato Grosso, Brasil. Credit: c.alberto/ Flickr
  • Brazil
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • wood
Initiatives

3 Signs of Progress in Curbing the Illegal Wood Trade

  • Business
  • business risk
  • Cities
  • forest products
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • paper
  • sustainable business
  • wood
  • Business
  • business risk
  • Cities
  • forest products
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging
  • paper
  • sustainable business
  • wood

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