Links - Forests and Climate Change

Timber Investigator Centre

The Timber Investigation Centre is dedicated to improving the ability of civil society to monitor illegal logging & deforestation, track illegal wood through international supply chains, and use the information obtained to best effect. It has a particular focus on helping communities and activists in forested countries harness the power of consumer country laws meant to prevent illegal wood reaching end markets. It hosts information and resources that can help communities and non-profits across the world stem supply chains that are contributing to deforestation, the loss of biodiversity, and harming the livelihoods and rights of rural communities. At the heart of the website is a Guidebook that provides in-depth guidance on how individuals or groups can contribute their knowledge and expertise to this effort. The guidebook has been developed to benefit interested parties at any stage of the supply chain, whether they work on the frontline with forest-dependent communities, or in a timber-importing country in Europe. Supply chains are complex, and many people only have the ability to examine one stage of it. This website has been founded on the principle that, collectively, we can build a clearer picture of these supply chains and prevent illicit products, stolen from forests, from entering the market.


Working for the respect, protection and fulfillment of indigenous peoples’ rights and operationalization of indigenous peoples’ self-determined sustainable development


ForestDefender is an online legal database prepared and maintained by the Center for International Environmental Law. It presents a human rights-based approach for analyzing national policies against international standards by providing a snapshot of international human rights and obligations that are relevant in the context of forest governance.

Global Atlas of Environmental Justice

The Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade (EJOLT) project launched a Global Atlas of Environmental Justice, a visually attractive and interactive online mapping platform detailing around 1000 environmental conflicts (and growing). It allows users to search and filter across 100 fields and to browse by commodity, company, country and type of conflict. The Atlas illustrates how ecological conflicts are increasing around the world, driven by material demands fed primarily by the rich and middle class subsections of the global population.

Land and mapping

Video tutorials by Rainforest Foundation UK on participatory mapping with forest communities in the Congo Basin.

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