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Acronyms and abbreviations

IUCN World Conservation Union I&V indicator and verifier IWGIA International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs KEFRI Kenya Forestry Research Institute kg kilogram km kilometre LAMPS large-scale Adivasi multipurpose societies lb pound LKS lesser-known timber species LS longitudinal section m3 cubic metre MCC Mennonite Central Committee mg milligram MIQRO Maderas Industriales de Quintana Roo ml millilitre mm millimetre MTE Menominee Tribal Enterprises n sample population size NCI National Cancer Institute (US) NEWS Network of European World Shops NGO non-governmental organization NLCB National Lottery Charities Board (UK) NOFA North-East Organic Farmers Association NNFA National Nutritional Foods Association NTFP non-timber forest product NYBG New York Botanical Garden ODI Overseas Development Institute (UK) OCIA Organic Crop Improvement Association OFI Oxford Forestry Institute OTC over the counter PIC prior informed consent ppm parts per million PTO US Patent Trade Office R&D research and development RBG Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew RNA ribonucleic acid Rs rupees SCS Scientific Certification Systems SGS Societé General du Surveillance SPEFQR Sociedad de Productores y Ejidos Forestales de Quintana Roo SSC Species Survival Commission TCM traditional Chinese medicine TRIPS Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights TS transverse section TVE Television Trust for the Environment UK United Kingdom UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNEP United Nations Environment Programme UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNDP United Nations Development Programme UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization UP Upper Peninsula (US) US United States USAID United States Agency for International Development USDA US Department of Agriculture WHO World Health Organization WRI World Resources Institute WTO World Trade Organization WWF formerly World Wide Fund For Nature (World Wildlife Fund in Canada

and the US)