There are hundreds of free and commercial sources of forest sector information available on the Internet. However, Dovetail Partners relies only on those that provide accurate and current information. The credibility of our work requires accessing information from as reliable sources as possible and understanding any limits of such data. Statistics and information providers include international organizations, national governments, non-governmental organizations, scientific professional societies and private companies. Most of the sources listed are available for free, however others require a paid subscription. The hosts of forest sector information websites are responsible for maintaining them by providing up-to-date and validated information.
This report provides a brief overview of primary international and United States sources of information for forestry, certification, climate and land-cover change, markets, trade, illegal logging and trade, prices and portals for further information.