Certification of Forests
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The paper relates that commercial logging is considered the principal cause behind the destruction of forests rich in biodiversity. The paper explores the system of certification and labeling that has been established by the Forest Stewardship Council as a means of achieving sustainable management of forests throughout the world. This paper studies the advantages and effects of this system and discusses how it would allow for good forest road maintenance, limiting harvests to stable soils, good attention to endangered and threatened species such as spotted owls and salmon, minimal pesticide use and generally healthy forests.
From the Paper:"The FSC is the only worldwide organization to have laid down criteria for the sustainable management of forests. These criteria range from making good use of forest resources and respect for property rights (including those of indigenous populations), to the preservation of forests and the reforestation of areas felled. The FSC has more than 120 members world-wide, including NGOs (non-governmental organizations) for the conservation of nature and the rights of local populations, timber traders, foresters, forest owners and organizations for the certification of forest resources. Thus, certification is the stamp of approval by the relevant authorities that the forests are being managed in a sustained manner. According to the Florida Forestry Information Forest certification is a process which involves an independent, third party assessment of field-level forest management practices against specified social, ecological, and economic standards. [Forest Stewardship Council fscus.org]"
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