Words on Wood


S2E4: The World Forest ID with Phil Guillery, Jade Saunders and Victor Deklerk from Kew Gardens

Season 2, Ep. 4

Faced with the challenges posed by illegal logging, a global consortium of organisations has now turned to science to find a solution. The World Forest ID is a new initiative that uses georeferenced wood samples to be able to analyse any timber and discover where exactly it was harvested. In this episode, the podcast talks to the people behind the project and dives into the development of this new technology, examining how greater information about provenance may lead to better governance of the world’s forests.

Words on Wood is hosted by Oli Stratford and India Block and produced by Evi Hall.

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