One of the main causes of forest loss is illegal logging, which is fed by high demand for timber in Europe and in countries such as Japan, the United States and China.
This wood then ends up in our shops and ultimately our homes. So your garden furniture or wooden flooring may have contributed to the destruction of the world's most valuable rainforests – and the animals and other plants that live there.
You can help stop this!
Businesses will ultimately listen to their customers.
If you stop buying timber that comes from forests that are badly managed, or even perhaps that has been illegally produced, then the suppliers of this timber will have no choice but to change as well.
Make sure you only buy timber products with theFSC label.
If you can’t find FSC-certified products in your local store, please ask the store manager to supply them.
"Words are not enough. Take action! Buy wood products with the FSC label and help save the world's forests."
Pierce Brosnan, actor
What is FSC?
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, not for profit, non-governmental organization that provides standard setting, trademark assurance and accreditation services for companies and organizations interested in responsible forestry.