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Forest Certification

Forest certification guarantees that the wood products we buy and use come from a responsibly managed forest. It is therefore important to be able to recognize the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label, since this means that these are products from an FSC certified forest and backed by a chain of custody certificate, and can thus be labeled with the registered trademark of the FSC.

The purchase of an FSC certified product guarantees the consumer that he is contributing to forest conservation and supporting responsible forest management through his purchase.

Bolivia is a leader in voluntary forest certification under the FSC label, with 2,042,856 million hectares of forest under sustainable management. However, Bolivia annually looses 290,000 hectares of forest due to illegal logging and deforestation. 75% of this deforestation takes place in the department of Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz

World Capital for Native Tropical Certified Forests

Declared by the Municipal Government of Santa Cruz de la Sierra through Ordinance Nº 026/06 on June 7th, 2006.

Santa Cruz de la Sierra is the capital of the department and holds the largest extension of certified forest under the FSC label in Bolivia, which is the leading country in certified tropical forest with over two million hectares.

FSC certified forests ensure the protection of water, soil, flora and fauna. They also promote the participation of communities, indigenous people, and forestry workers, industry and forestry producers in forest management, allowing people to continue living, working and obtaining income from forests.

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