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September 9, 2011

PEFC and Scottish Woodlands Score UK First

John Paterson, Wood Purchasing Manager at Egger UK said "We were delighted to take the first deliveries of privately grown PEFC round wood from Scottish Woodlands.

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Sep 1, 2011

PEFC approves China certification application

PEFC International has unanimously approved the application of the China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) to join the world's largest forest certification system.

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8 August 2011

Forest certification: a small step towards sustainability

It can be hard to know whether the forest products you buy have been produced sustainably. Forestry certifications were established to give a bit more certainty, but what do they really mean? When you buy a certified product, are you necessarily helping the environment?

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22 July 2011

FSC Certification Helps to Stop Forest 'Bleeding'

Kilwa — The sound of a saw cutting deep into the kiaat tree (Pterocarpus angolensis, also called "bloodwood") in a forest in Kisangi village in southern Tanzania fills the air.Sweat drips from the body of 56-year-old Rafii Hashim as he pushes the saw rhythmically back and forth to ensure a smooth

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Jul 18, 2011

New Report: Exposing the Myths of FSC

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev., USA, Jul 18, 2011 - The Forest Stewardship Council's public demonstration that it is the "gold-standard for responsible forest management" has been wrecked following the release of a bombshell report today by the Congres

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22. Juli 2011

Increasing demand for verification and certification services creates business opportunities

California-based Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) announced that they will be setting up an office in Jakarta in direct response to an increasing demand for verification and certification services from the Indonesian timber industry.

PT Scientific Certification Systems Indonesia (PT-SCS), as it will be known, will offer services in Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification and Forest Management Certification, in Indonesia.

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July 5, 2011

Certifying forests: How REDD+ can learn from experience

BOGOR, Indonesia (6 July, 2011)_REDD+ proponents can learn from the multistakeholder approach of experienced certification body, the Forest Stewardship Council, helping to avoid treacherous forest management politics and better engaging civil society and the private sector in sustainable forest p

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June 19, 2011

Ahead of meeting, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) loses another supporter

The forest organization, FERN, has pulled its support from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), reports FSC-Watch. FERN has quit the increasingly troubled organization due to FSC pursuing carbon credits through forestry. The FSC loses FERN just weeks before its 6th General Assembly, in which FSC partners—including private corporations and some environmental groups—will meet to debate current practices.

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June 10th, 2011

SFI Grant helps Audubon New York link forest management to bird conservation

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June 3, 2011

Carbon projects first to reach verification status for well regarded CCB standards


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by Dr. Radut