Bringing forestry information where it matters! NO. 19/2013
Welcome to a new edition of Infosylva.
A report published by a group of 12 NGOs says that empowering local civil society and communities through forest monitoring is the key to improve the effectiveness of Voluntary Partnership Agreements, which aim to reduce the consumption in Europe of timber harvested illegally in tropical forests. (In English and French)
13 million planted pine trees have saved a once desolate and poor area in Peru, helping to create jobs, income and resources for new businesses in the local community. (In English)
A new study from the University of Guelph in Canada predicts that global forest cover will continue to decline before stabilizing at a lower level. (In English)
A new project called EUROFOR, financed mostly by the European Community, will be implemented in Honduras with the aim of helping the country, which has the highest deforestation rate in Latin America, to manage its forests sustainably. (In Spanish)
Diverse species of insects, once the food of Aztec kings, are making a comeback on the menus of Mexican restaurants. (In English, Spanish and French)
These reports and much more in this edition of Infosylva.
Enjoy your reading!
Overview and analyses of key national policies, strategies and action plans relevant to deforestation, child and forced labour, and smallholder inclusion in Cameroon
Statement on the situation of wildlife in the Congo Basin (and in Cameroon in particular) - Resolving Conservation Conflicts in West/Central African Protected Areas
Final Communiqué of the Experts’ Meeting to Follow up on the N’Djamena Conference on The Sahel-Congo Basin Roadmap on the Operational Implementation of the N'Djamena Declaration Synthesis