Negotiations around the timber trade deal between Honduras and the European Union show how diverse interests can be reconciled in a divided land. Isolda Arita reports.
A light breeze of democratisation is blowing through the Congo Basin – and it is being driven by civil society.
Between 1990 and 2005 Ghana lost an estimated quarter of its national forest cover.
Corruption. It has blighted countries in every continent for generations, and is identified as a main reason why illegal logging continues at a seemingly unstoppable rate.
Earlier this month, the United Nations envoy for the Central African Republic (CAR) reminded the world of the neglected tragedy unfolding in my country.
Bienvenu Gbelo is an environmental journalist from Radio Ndeke Luka in Bangui.
The head of Tan Hoi village sits cross-legged on the floor describing the pressures his people face.
I have just returned from a two-week policy tour of Europe, visiting decision makers working on the EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan in Belgium, Germany, France and the Netherlands.
Almost half of Cameroon is covered by forest, and the sector plays a critical role in the country’s economy.
The first batch of timber considered legal under Europe’s most innovative ever anti-illegal logging policy arrived in the UK this month.