A new member joins the Association: the international non-profit organization World Forest ID, which aims to protect the world's forests through science-based solutions for product verification.
To implement its mission, World Forest ID is building a global library of georeferenced tree and forest risk commodity samples. It works to implement new methods of analysis that allows organizations to determine if wood and agricultural products are sourced from the locations claimed. By enabling the testing of origin and identity of finished products, World Forest ID is revolutionizing the way illegal logging and deforestation are tackled.
By joining AITBT, World Forest ID expect to identify potential donors to support the activities, to initiate new partnerships with scientific institutions and to be involved in the debate regarding the fight against deforestation, soil degradation and illegal logging.