Conaf - Ministerio de Agricultura

Workshop to Share Experience, Knowledge and Challenges on Implementation of Tools for Combating and Preventing Illegal Logging Activities and Associated Trade

February 23, 24 and 25, 2019
Intercontinental Santiago Hotel, Av Vitacura 2885, Las Condes, Parinacota meeting room.
Santiago, Chile


Saturday, February 23, 2019. Workshop Day 1

Session 1: Remote Sensing tools for Global and Regional Level

Global Forest Watch Glad Alerts
Ms. Ruth Nogueron, World Resources Institute (WRI) – USA

Logging and Extraction Monitoring Unit (LEMU)
Mr. Gonzalo Tapia, National Forestry Service (CONAF) – Chile

Session 2: Remote Sensing tools for Regional Level

Satellite Monitoring Unit (Video conference)
Ms. Blanca Ponce, National Forest Service and Wildlife (SERFOR) – Peru

Forest Monitoring using Remote Sensing (FMRS)
Mr. Wan Abd Hamid Shukri Bin WAN ABDUL RAHMAN, Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia – Malaysia

Session 3: Other on-field tools

Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for EGILAT
Ms. Anna Tyler, Ministry for Primary Industries – New Zealand

Vehicle Plate Recognition System (VPRS)
Mr. Chun-Lin Lin, National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology – Chinese Taipei

Law Enforcement Officers
Ms. Shelley Gardner, United States Forest Service (USFS) – USA
Sunday, February 24, 2019. Workshop Day 2

Session 1: Traceability and related tools

Challenges and limitations on implementing timber tracking systems
Mr. David Kennan, Elements Software – Chile

Update on wood identification tools to promote legal timber trade in China
Mr. Yafang Yin, Chinese Academy of Forestry – China

Session 2: Wood identification tools

Machine-vision wood identification, Xylotron
Ms. Shelley Gardner, United States Forest Service (USFS) – USA

A science-based approach to supporting legal wood product imports in Canada
Ms. Virginie-Mai HÔ, Canadian Forest Service – Canada

Session 3: Timber origin tracking tools

DNA Finger Prints for timber
Mr. Andrew Lowe, University of Adelaide – Australia

Global Timber Tracking Network (GTTN)
Mr. Neil Garbutt, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources – Australia