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A truck loaded with acacia leaves the plantation. Phu Loc district, Vietnam. © James Morgan / WWF WWF Timber Scorecard 2017

Retail industry backs WWF’s work to combat deforestation

Illegal timber sourcing is a huge issue for the environment as it leads to deforestation and biodiversity loss. But is everyone doing the best they can to combat it? Guest blogger Leah Riley Brown, from the British Retail Consortium, discusses more. Retailers across the UK understand that the world’s forests perform critical functions both globally and […]

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Autumn takes me back to my roots

Is it Autumn already?! Soon there will be stunning autumn displays as the trees begin to prepare for winter. It’s the season for change and I can already see the leaves beginning to turn. We’re becoming more accustomed to informed choice when it comes to where our food and clothing is produced and manufactured, but what about our wooden and […]

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FSC wood furniture © Katrin Havia / WWF-Finland

Is your new dining chair made of illegal wood?

There’s no chance that here in the UK, high street stores could sell you products made of illegally-sourced wood, right? If they did, they’d be brought to task, surely? That’s what was intended when the EU Timber Regulation came into force two years ago. At last legislation was in place to prevent illegally logged timber […]

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Coastal forests support a huge diversity of wildlife Copyright: Cath Lawson Size of Wales

County governments: key to ensuring sustainable development paths

When Kenya adopted its new constitution in 2010, much of the responsibility for managing natural resources moved from the centralised national government to newly established county governments, through a process called devolution. Across the country, the passing of the new constitution resulted in the formation of 47 county governments and it is intended that devolvement […]

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‘Clean Energy Villages’ in Kenya – helping protect forests and tackle poverty

How do you cook your food? How do you light your home? Imagine 95% of the people in a village next to a forest depending on firewood for cooking and that most of this cooking is done using inefficient stoves Now imagine they depend on that forest as the main source of firewood since many […]

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An FSC sawmill

Glasgow City council meets silver standard for timber

Glasgow City council achieved their silver pledge by using sustainable timber throughout a recent construction project with City Building (Glasgow) LLP. Heather Grassam, trainee planner from City Building, outlines the process they went through: “To meet the silver pledge commitment, Glasgow City council chose a City Building construction project where we could use sustainable timber […]

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Asia Pulp and Paper – turning a corner or more of the same?

Indonesia has the second largest natural tropical forests on the planet and these have endured continual threats from illegal logging and unsustainable practices for decades.  WWF and many other local and international groups are working to turn these problems around to ensure ‘High Conservation Value Forests’ are left standing. It would be great to think […]

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