About the portal


The Open Timber Portal is an initiative launched by the World Resources Institute to incentivize the production and trade of legal timber.

As such, this platform aims to improve access to comprehensive country-specific information about forest management and harvesting, and increase the effectiveness of regulations on illegal logging, such as the US Lacey Act, the Korea Act on the Sustainable Use of Timbers, the Japan Clean Wood Act, the Australia Illegal Logging Prohibition Act and the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). For more information on these laws, please visit

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The Open Timber Portal was designed jointly by the World Resources Institute and partners in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, including industry associations in country, at the regional level and among importers, as well as NGOs, researchers, government enforcement officials and donors. The following groups have helped develop the concept and with testing the site: Resource Extraction Monitoring (REM), Field Legality Advisory Group (FLAG), Observatoire de la Gouvernance Forestière (OGF), Cercle d’Appui à la Gestion Durable des Forêts (CAGDF), Conseil pour la Défense Environnementale par la Légalité et la Traçabilité (CODELT). These partners also helped with the deployment of the site in the Congo Basin, with the support of CIDT, Brainforest, CIEDD, CED and FODER within the scope of the Citizen Voices for Change project.

The OTP was built by Vizzuality.


The Open Timber Portal is made possible with the generous support from the following donors: