Okay Oak: A Case Study on Responsible Sourcing of White Oak from the Russian Far East

Russia’s vast forest resources and long history of scientific forest management give it a natural role as a major player in global timber markets.  Unfortunately, heightened levels of risk are associated with wood products from the Russian Far East, particularly CITES-listed Mongolian oak (white oak).  However, it is possible to source white oak from Russia responsibly.  This document is the result of a collaboration between industry and WWF offices in the US, Russia and China, and outlines best practices for sourcing white oak from the Russian Far East.