The Global Timber Tracking Network’s (GTTN) is organizing a Regional Workshop, taking place on 7-9 November 2018 in Lima, Peru.
From around the globe, GTTN brings specialists together to further develop (the combination of) innovative technologies like DNA-analysis, stable isotope analysis, mass spectrometry and other methods with modern wood anatomy techniques to screen and/or validate the wood species and its origin.
Coordinated by GTTN in liason with Peruvian partners Ministerio del Ambiente (MINAM), Servicio Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre Peru (SERFOR), Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria (SUNAT), and Instituto De Investigaciones De La Amazonia Peruana (IIAP), the Regional Workshop aims at increasing awareness amongst Latin American stakeholder’s from the field of research, governmental and non-governmental institutions, law enforcement and the private sector about the Global Timber Tracking Network and mapping existing capacities with regards to traceability of timber.
On 7 November 2018, we will have a more general plenary session including:
• Introduction to GTTN
• Presentation of different wood identification methods
• Interests, demands and barriers for wood ID in Latin America
On 8 November 2018, we will have different workshop and working groups dealing with the following:
• Scientific timber identification capacities in Latin America
• Towards a Latin American regional network node for GTTN
On 9 November 2018, we are organizing an excursion to explore wood logistics in deep-see port operations.
Jointly, we will identify needs for knowledge transfer and develop strategic partnerships. We will also draft a roadmap towards the use of GTTN technologies in the fight against illegal timber trade.