Alliance to prevent illegal logging
Washington, DC— A group
has been formed that will work to put a stop to illegal logging
in protected areas in regions of global environmental significance
or where a significant proportion of global illegal logging is
currently carried out.
The Alliance will support priorities
in the President’s Initiative Against Illegal Logging (PIAIL),
which emphasizes identifying and reducing threats to protected
forest areas through good governance (including effective enforcement),
community-based actions, technology transfer and harnessing market
forces. As part of its strategy, the Alliance have identified
a number of key areas in which it intends to work including:
- Harnessing remote sensing
technology to combat commercial scale illegal logging in globally
significant national parks and protected areas;
- Strengthening enforcement to
suppress commercial scale illegal logging in protected areas
and develop effective deterrents;
- Building support in producer
countries among responsible, local forest sector companies and
other interested parties to promote good governance in the forest
- Reducing illegal logging pressure
by encouraging legal reform and targeting of development assistance
to create livelihood alternatives.
The Alliance to Combat Illegal
Logging was created by American Forest & Paper Association
and Conservation International.
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