We who are members of a civil society coalition comprising a range of organizations across Indonesia have an important role to play in monitoring the implementation of the Timber Legality Verification Program (SVLK), for the realization of good and sustainable forest governance. Since 2003, some of us have been involved in the process of preparing the SVLK, and we have also played an active role in activities organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry related to monitoring and strengthening the SVLK, since it was implemented on September 10, 2010. Why do we care about SVLK? Because in its attempts to reform the forestry sector and forest governance, SVLK marks a long history for Indonesia which was branded/considered as a nation that did not care about forest sustainability. Illegal Logging (IL) results in forest destruction, damages the reputation of Indonesian wood products, and has an impact on the ‘boycott’ of Indonesian wood products.