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WWF Global Forest and Trade Network UK

Rio Negro Forest Reserve, Brazil

What is the WWF GFTN-UK?

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The mission of WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network-UK (GFTN-UK) is to improve the management of the world's production forests by using the purchasing power and influence of UK businesses.

The GFTN-UK was founded in 1991, originally called the WWF 1995 Group, and has 28 participating companies.

Its founding members' vision was to ensure their timber and paper supplies came from well managed forests, and did not contribute to forest destruction and illegal logging practices.

Since its launch, GFTN-UK has become widely recognised as a successful partnership between WWF and business – a partnership that promotes and progresses responsible management of the world’s forests.


African mahogany , Entandrophragma cylindricum. Trees such as this one are a major source of African mahogany, an important commercial logging species of Central Africa.

More about WWF GFTN-UK

Find out more about who we are and what we do.

The symbol of the FSC is spay-painted onto stacks of processed timber.

About GFTN-UK participation

Find out how to join the WWF GFTN-UK, and see a list of current participants and their successes.

Trees in autumn colors in Lazovsky State Nature Reserve, which is now considered one of the most important nature reserves in Russia.  Boreal forest.

WWF GFTN-UK publications and links

Includes links to worldwide forest protection and timber certification organisations and resource-saving schemes and advice plus the latest network publications.

Switch Asia project in action

Case study - Switch Asia

The European Union’s Switch Asia Programme aims to promote sustainable consumption and production in Asia.

Annual report 2012-13

 

GFTN Postcards report cover

Contact details

For more information about the WWF GFTN-UK please contact:

Manager - GFTN-UK
The Living Planet Centre
Rufford House
Brewery Road
Woking
Surrey, GU21 4LL

t: 01483 412468
e: ftn@wwf.org.uk