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June 21, 2019
WWF criticizes FSC: No positive environmental effects in northwestern Russia
The seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is considered by environmental organizations to be the most demanding international certificate for more responsible forest management. A study commissioned by the WWF on the situation in Russia shows that a positive ecological effect is not everywhere: In the areas investigated in the northwest of the country, no significant difference between FSC-certified forests and those without a certificate could be established. "In the forests studied, regardless of certification, we are dealing with large-scale clearcuts that are difficult for nature to recover. This is a worrying finding ...
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