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Issue date: 
February 15, 2012

Illegal Logging Unlikely to End Unless All Companies Follow Rules

Efforts to stem illegal logging by requiring Indonesian timber exports to be certified will prove futile if cheaper, uncertified wood continues to be available on the market, officials said on Tuesday.

Diah Raharjo, director of the Multistakeholder Forestry Program, a collaboration between the Indonesian and British governments, said progress was being made in getting logging firms to comply but there was still much work to do.

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Feb 1, 2012

Ilim Group is awarded Proof of Leadership in Forest Management Certification

Following the results of 2011, Ilim Group was acknowledged as the leader of forest management certification. The respective Proof of Leadership was awarded to Ilim Group by the Russian Branch of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

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January 03, 2012

Maine executive order puts forest certification on equal footing

Maine Governor Paul LePage signed an executive order directing that “any new or expanded state buildings shall incorporate green building standards that give certification credits equally to forest products grown, manufactured and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiativ

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Jan 10, 2012

Metsäliitto is Testing the new Finnish FSC Standard

Metsäliitto Group has started the testing of Finland's new FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification standard in part of its own forests. The Group's forests have already been certified according to the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) standard. In future, the FSC standard will be applied in these forests as well.

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November 24, 2011

Violent teak forests dispute resolved

A long-running violent dispute between the world’s largest teak producer and Indonesian forest communities has been resolved, resulting in the recertification of two Indonesian forest districts by the Forest Stewardship Council

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Nov 14, 2011

North America’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative Forest Standard Endorsed by PEFC

Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. announced today its forest certification standard has once again met the rigorous third-party assessment of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

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08 November 2011

Olympic athletes to train on timber from 'endangered' forests

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November 1, 2011

Logging with care

THE FIRST tropical rainforest in the world to be certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards for sustainable forest management is in Sabah, Malaysia.

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Oct 14, 2011

Ilim Group Expanded Coverage of FSC Forest Management Certificate Over all Leased Timberlands

The Forestry Branch of OJSC Ilim Group in Koryazhma (Arkhangelsk Oblast) has gone through audit verifying the compliance with the FSC Forest Management requirements. No significant incompliances with the international standards have been identified during the audit which was carried out by GFA (Germany). After the audit the Forestry Branch was included in the list of Ilim Group Branches covered by the multi-site Forest Management FSC Certificate.

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September 26, 2011

Ecosystem services certification


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by Dr. Radut