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Eliminating illegitimate timber and plant derived products from global supply chains

The University of Adelaide has partnered with InterpreData, Double Helix Tracking Technologies, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC ANZ) and Aglive to secure a $500,000 grant to produce a secure, data-led traceability system for agricultural commodities and timber products. The illegal harvest and trade of timber and plant products poses a substantial threat to both global ecosystems […]

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Timber guide launched to crack down on illegal trafficking

A new guide on the illegal timber trade has been released in a global effort to clamp down on timber trafficking crimes. The Best Practice Guide for Forensic and Timber Identification was prepared by¬†the United Nations¬†Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC), with a substantial contribution from the Environment Institute’s Dr Eleanor Dormontt. Dr Dormontt is […]

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Media Release: Genetic profiling of trees helps convict timber thieves

University of Adelaide forest DNA forensics research has helped convict National Forest timber thieves in a landmark case in the United States. Four defendants prosecuted for stealing Bigleaf maple wood from the Gifford Pinchot National Forest have pleaded guilty, in a case that marks the first time the US government has prosecuted for illegal interstate […]

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