From The Environmental Law Institute.
Illegal timber trade comprises 15-30% of the global timber trade according to Interpol, valued at USD$51-152 billion every year. Monitoring logging activities and enforcing forestry laws is notoriously difficult.
To celebrate this year’s International Day of Forests on March 21, join the Environmental Law Institute, the National Whistleblower Center, and the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement for this co-sponsored seminar, drawing on the experiences of experts in the forestry sector to explore the role of citizens in combating forest crime. Panelists will consider the challenges of enforcing timber harvesting regulations, the environmental impacts of the proliferation of illegal logging, the use of existing legal provisions to incentivize citizen enforcement, and how practitioners can support this process.
This webinar is part of an ongoing seminar series that examines how whistleblower laws, emerging technologies, and citizen engagement are transforming the landscape of environmental enforcement. The series aims to build capacity among government agencies, non-profit organizations and individuals about whistleblower considerations. This seminar series will also examine how various stakeholders may harness the power of new technologies and existing legal frameworks to support environmental defenders and encourage environmental whistleblowing.