FSC strengthens role in responsible forestry
Speakers at the FSC General Assembly 2014
Protection of important intact forest landscapes has been agreed by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the international body which promotes responsible forest management across the world’s forests. Intact forest landscapes greater than 50,000 ha and unbroken by roads or economic activities, are large enough to maintain biodiversity, are critical to indigenous and forest-dependent people, and store vast quantities of carbon. Proposed by WWF at the FSC General Assembly, in September, this decision takes up a key WWF priority. WWF has long encouraged strengthening protection of intact forest landscapes and the FSC decision was strongly supported by indigenous peoples’ representatives, and also by major forest product companies.
Original article posted on: 15.09.14 Updated on: 23.03.15