|Town/Region||Ascensión de Guarayos, Concepción, Riberalta|
|Continent||Central and Latin America|
|Categories||Forests, Plants, Trade|
|Date||28 Jul 2020|
Effective control strategies are required to counteract illegal timber trade. In a previous project we used genetic and chemical methods in Cedrela to assess potential for timber tracing in Bolivia. How to bring to ground identification techniques already available? Based on previously established dataset, the current project will be the first experience characterizing Cedrela chain of custody, in conjunction with local users, to identify bottlenecks requiring greater control and application of tracing methodologies. We will identify steps to follow for the implementation of identification techniques. Cedrela distribution makes this research promising as findings could also be extended to other countries.
Read about Kathelyn's previous project https://www.rufford.org/projects/kathelyn_paredes_villanueva or for more information contact: