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Thursday, 30 April 2020
From Bush to Charcoal: the Greenest Charcoal Comes from Namibia

Charcoal worker on farm (© N.Bouville)© N.BouvilleFaced with extreme climate conditions, Namibian farmers have learnt to diversify their activities, especially by producing FSC certified charcoal read more …

Monday, 27 April 2020
Covid-19 update for Certification Bodies

Audit assessment in Namibia (© FSC)© FSCGiven the developments around the global outbreak of COVID-19 and the extensive travel restrictions, we have adjusted our requirements. read more …

Tuesday, 21 April 2020
Thoughts on Responsible forest management in a Post-COVID-19 era in the Congo Basin.

Emmanuel Groutel – Portrait  (© @Wale)© @WaleFor the last few weeks, nature's sounds can be heard again in cities, forests and natural settings are rediscovered. Many speculate about how the world will be different when the covid19 crisis is over. Environmental concerns will be at the forefront of policies. Will it really? Won't all those good intentions soon be forgotten? read more …

Wednesday, 15 April 2020
Pulling Together in a Time of Isolation

Kim Carstensen – Kim Carstensen (© FSC international)© FSC internationalLike many organizations around the world, FSC International held its very first virtual staff meeting a few weeks ago. read more …

Tuesday, 14 April 2020
Significant increase in the FSC-FM certified area in Congo

Forets Nord Congo (© Vincent Istace)© Vincent IstaceFinally, some good news in these difficult times! In total, over 2.9 million hectares of forests are now FSC certified in the Republic of Congo. read more …

Friday, 10 April 2020
Why plantations are NOT green deserts

Biodiversity and conservation – Mountainscape: Local forestry landscapes are a tapestry of commercial timber compartments – or crops – interwoven with tracts of natural vegetation, which enhance and conserve biodiversity in these grasslands, wetlands and indigenous forests ecosystem. (© Forestry South Africa)© Forestry South AfricaForestry South Africa research and protection director Dr Ronald Heath talks about how the commercial forestry industry is leading the way in conserving and rehabilitating areas of high biodiversity value and challenges people to think differently about plantations. read more …

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