Institute of



Anna Frerck
Institute of Forestry

Leuschnerstraße 91
21031 Hamburg-Bergedorf
Phone: +49 40 739 62 301
Fax: +49 40 739 62 399

„Laws are not sufficient“


A conversation about forest destruction, illegal logging and certification of wood based products

Ulrich Bick und Prof. Dr. Matthias Dieter (© Christina Waitkus)

Consistently critical reports appear about the forest degradation/destruction and illegal timber harvest. Many the question arise of whether timber and wood based products can be purchased in good conscience. Matthias Dieter and Ulrich Bick, scientists at the Thünen Institute for International Forestry and Forest Economics are dealing with the extent and the reasons for forest destruction. They also are concerned with terms of evidence of legality and the certification of forest management and wood based products.

the Interview (in german)

The Thünen Centre of Competence on the Origin of Timber

News from the Centre of Competence on the Origin of Timber

Prof. Dr. Matthias Dieter

Ulrich Bick