In view of the serious ecological, economic and social consequences of illegal logging, the European Union published the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade action plan in 2003. This action plan acknowledges that the EU is an important export market for countries with widespread illegal logging and bad governance The two most important tools for the implementation of the FLEGT action plan are 1) a proof of legality (FLEGT license) that is to certify the clearance of the traded wood and 2) voluntary partnership agreements (VPA) that constitute a legally binding agreement between the European Union (EU) and each timber exporting country.


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Data tables

For some select map layers, the information portal ‘War and Peace’ provides the user with all used data sets as tables.

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Country portraits

In the country reports, data and information are collected by country and put into tables that are used in the modules as a basis for maps and illustrations.

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Navigation and operation

The information and data of each module are primarily made available as selectable map layers and are complemented by texts and graphs. The map layers can be found on the right hand side and are listed according to themes and sub-themes.

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