The objective of the Global Timber Tracking Network (GTTN) is to promote the operationalization of innovative tools for wood identification and origin determination to verify trade claims, to assist the fight against illegal logging and related trade around the globe.
Assisting the fight against illegal logging and related trade around the globe: GTTN supports the researchers who develop the tools, forest and timber industries which exercise due diligence, and law enforcement agencies.
An open alliance for cooperation: GTTN is formed through the joint vision of all stakeholders involved in global action against illegal logging and the associated timber trade. Network activities are financed through an open multi-donor approach.
Working groups to reach shared aims: GTTN phase II establishes working groups to elaborate and implement a joint roadmap to reach shared aims, linked to the core activities initialised in phase I (including e.g. GTTN standards and guidelines, service portfolio and reference database, communications and advocacy).
More information on the project website: https://globaltimbertrackingnetwork.org/
The project has also a Twitter account @GTTNetwork
GTTN is an open alliance that cooperates along a joint vision and the network activities are financed through an open multi-donor approach. GTTN phase 2 (2017-2019) is coordinated by EFI and Thünen, financed by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).