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A reporting guide on illegal logging

From firewood to furniture, from protecting wildlife to supporting multi-billion-dollar industries, the world’s great forests matter to everyone. But they’re threatened by illegal logging. Changes to policy, law enforcement, and trade can together help save the world’s last great tropical forests.

The European Union adopted the FLEGT Action Plan in 2003. FLEGT stands for Forests, Laws, Enforcement, Governance, Trade. The plan aims to address illegal logging by strengthening sustainable and legal forest management, improving governance, and promoting trade in legally-produced timber. It includes activities in timber-exporting countries, and involves agreements with Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ghana, Liberia, and Republic of Congo.

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network created a web guide to help journalists better understand FLEGT, its implementation, and its impact.

The guide includes:

To consult the English guide, click here: http://earthjournalism.net/resources/flegt-media-a-reporting-guide-on-iillegal-logging [1]

To download a French PDF of each section of the guide, click here: http://www.flegtmedia.org/documents/304927/402568/FLEGT+Media+module+FR+April+2017.pdf/15c8cafd-87f9-fb25-f855-a2f74889adda [2]