The Global Timber Tracking Network (GTTN) promotes the operationalisation of innovative tools for species identification and for determining the geographic origin of wood to verify trade claims. GTTN Phase 1 was coordinated by Bioversity International (November 2010 – September 2015). GTTN Phase 2 was coordinated by the European Forest Institute (October 2016 – June 2020). GTTN Phase 3 will be coordinated by the International Tropical Timber Organisation.
► Assisting the fight against illegal logging
GTTN supports the researchers who develop the tools, forest and timber industries which exercise due diligence, and law enforcement agencies in the fight against illegal logging and related trade around the globe.
► 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 working groups elaborate and implement a joint roadmap to reach shared aims, linked to GTTN core activities. Working Groups are formed by network members.