Congo Basin Updates


Wednesday, 16 December 2020
FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard of Gabon Published

Gabonese forest

The standard becomes effective on 15 March 2021.


The revised FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) of the Gabonese Republic applies to all categories of management units as described in section 2.2 Scope of the standard, operating in natural forest and/or plantations.

The revision process of the NFSS of The Gabonese Republic started in 2015 and consisted of:

  • the adaptation to the FSC Principles and Criteria version 5-2 and
  • the inclusion of important indicators related to Intact Forest Landscapes, wood tracking, Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ rights and community forests.

A chamber-balanced standard development group conducted the revision following a multi-stakeholder process including both virtual and face-to-face consultations. The revised NFSS was passed through field testing and stakeholder involvement to ensure its applicability.

For any queries on the revised standard, please contact Mr. Emmanuel Bayani, FSC Standard Development Group Chairperson: e.bayani1968 at gmail point com / scoutgabon at yahoo point fr


To read or download the NFSS, please follow this link: https://fsc.org/en/document-centre/documents/resource/273


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