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The Truth Inside the Wood Can Genetic Analysis Help Us Win The Fight Against Illegal Timber Trade?

This research investigates the potential of genetic timber tracking technologies as a tool to enhance existing systems and achieve legality verification of timber at international, and local context. Literature review, personal interviews, correspondence, observations are the main methods used to identify the limitations of existing systems and context at which genetic methods can assist them. The obtained results are then applied to the context of Costa Rica as a case study analysis.

  • Aynur Mammadova
  • Lund University Master Thesis
  • 2015