The legality of timber and wood products should be promoted to curb illegal logging, according to a meeting in Ha Noi yesterday. The conference, held by the Forest Legality Alliance (FLA) and People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature), also called for concerned agencies, including the Government, businesses and households, to ensure that only legal timber is used.
The 21st century welcomes a new Vietnam with its rapid changing economy, stable growth, and amazing reduction in the poverty rate. However, this good news can not hide the increasing environmental problems and degradation of our valuable natural resources.
From 26 to 27 July 2007, Transparency International hosted the Asia Pacific Corruption in Forestry Program Development Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand. The Workshop aimed to bring together a group of key forestry and corruption stakeholders in the region to share experiences, learn from each other, and initiate a cooperative process