In the context of the ongoing EU accession process as well as the European Green Deal and in order to contribute to protection of forest ecosystems from deforestation and degradation, the EPPA Project developed a study on illegal logging and timber trade flows in the Western Balkans and Turkey.
The study aims at facilitating regional cooperation to combat illegal logging and related trade. It provides country and regional analysis on the current state of play and challenges with implementation of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) and Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Regulations. It also assesses the needs of the Beneficiaries to strengthen their administrative capacities.
The brochure outlines the main findings of the study and types of illegal logging common in Beneficiaries. The brochure also indicates various causes of illegal logging in terms of legal framework, enforcement capacity and social factors. EPPA Experts have come up with recommendations for combating illegal logging and preventing illegal timber trade, which are summarized in the brochure.
The final version of the study will be available shortly as it is undergoing the final editing adjustments.