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The Benefits of FSC Certification Presented at the First Gabon Wood Show

14 August 2018 · The Gabon Wood Show, held for the first time in the capital of Gabon, Libreville, attracted thousands of visitors from some thirty different countries. FSC Africa made full use of this opportunity to …
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A milestone for the future of the timber industry

14 August 2018 · Prior to the first Gabon Wood Show, FSC organized a preparatory meeting bringing together timber industry …
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Uganda launches Africa’s first FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard

5 June 2018 · Uganda is the first country in Africa to publish the FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) based on Version 5 of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Principles and Criteria (P&C). The …
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Enabling alternative livelihood through responsible forestry

19 March 2018 · Bananas stretch across the land, meeting neat rows of maize that yield enough for Fred Muwalampya to pay school fees for 10 children. He’s also building a brick house and plans to buy a car. “My …
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Leading the Race for the Survival of the Cheetah

9 February 2018 · Harvesting native bush to produce an FSC-certified fuel log called Bushblok is a crucial leg in the race to save Namibia’s wild cheetah from extinction.
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FSC United Kingdom Publishes New Version if its National Forest Stewardship Standard

6 February 2018 · A revised national forest stewardship standard for the UK has just been published, and will be effective for FSC forest management certification from 1 April 2018.
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 – Photo: Initiators of the FSC Group Certification Scheme Darnūs miškai, with Group Manager Jovita Urbikaitė (front), celebrating the issue of the FSC forest management and chain of custody certificate. (The stump with fungus is a cake.)

Lithuania Awarded Its First Group Certificate

7 November 2017 · ‘Darnūs miškai’ (Sustainable Forests), a group of 70 individual private forest owners, achieves FSC certification totalling 30,000 hectares of boreal forest.
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New Zealand Forest Management Companies go the extra mile in world first initiative for transparency

5 October 2017 · In an effort for transparency, FSC certified Forest Managers have created a high-resolution map showing the location and borders of the forests they harvest.
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Finding balance in India’s forests

22 August 2017 · Brought together by certification, forests supply high quality logs while continuing to provide a sanctuary for wildlife and the culture of Indigenous Peoples.
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