Institute of

International Forestry and Forest Economics


Anna Frerck
Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics

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

Thünen Centre of Competence


New CITES listing in focus - three days of intensive information on the consequences. June 7-9, 2017

Workshop Teilnehmer/Hölzer aus der Sammlung und Beispiele von Holzmustern aus den täglichen Untersuchungen (© Natalie Hofbauer/BfN; Thünen-Institut)

The protections, linked to inclusion the CITES list for all varieties of palisander and of Bubinga, present challenges for dealers and manufacturers of musical instruments and high value furniture, but also for the entire wood trade.

On June 7, more than 120 dealers, manufacturers and representatives from agencies, associations and NGOs came to an information event and an intensive exchange of information and opinions. Subsequently scientists and agency representatives from 26 countries took part in an international workshop during which the emphasis was on the determination and differentiation possibilities for CITES protected wood. Please find more information here. (in German)

The Thünen Centre of Competence on the Origin of Timber