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Forestry and Wood Certification
No. 4/2003
Forestry and Wood Certification
No. 4/2003
Information contained in this newsletter is sent to approximately 14 000
recipients in 14 countries and is translated into 9 languages.
This newsletter provides information on credible forest certification and
other steps towards improving forest management. Particular attention is
given to combating illegal logging and forest crime, the involvement of
communities in forest management, conservation of highly valuable
forests, trends in the investment sector and companies/ individuals
showing leadership.
Contact the editor on [email protected]
CONTENTS
FEATURE: FROM CONFLICT TO CO-OPERATION IN RUSSIA………………………………….2
Arkhangelsk Forest Industry Makes Important Steps – But Still a Way to Go……………………………...2
IMPROVING FOREST MANAGEMENT IN EUROPE AND AROUND THE WORLD……………3
Alarming Deforestation Rate in the Amazon………………………………………………………………...3
Mahogany Harvest Conditional on Management Plans……………………………………………………...3
U$10 Million to Improve Forest Management in Peru………………………………………………………3
Protecting Exceptional Forests in Russia, Bulgaria and Romania…………………………………………...3
Illegal Logging Continues in the Caucasus…………………………………………………………………..4
Training For Russian Customs Officers to Stop Forest Crime……………………………………………….4
Temporary Halt to Logging of Finnish Ancient Forests……………………………………………………...4
Amazon Timber Producers and Forest Owners Join Forces………………………………………………….5
Indonesian Governments Calls for Urgent Solutions to Illegal Logging……………………………………..5
Newsletter
Forestry and Wood Certification
No. 4/2003
Feature: From Conflict to
Co-operation in Russia
Forest Industry Makes Important The good news: Industry and local government
have started to recognise the importance of an
Steps – But Still a Way to Go
The forest industry in Northwest Russia faces
huge challenges to improve its reputation. In
July WWF has produced a report describing
how the situation in the Arkhangelsk Region is
slowly changing towards better forest
management. The report also shows how this
has been achieved through co-operation
between companies, financial institutions,
development banks, governments and NGO´s.
integrated approach to economic development and
environmental protection. NGOs, companies,
financial
institutions,
governments
and
development banks are now working together on a
set of manageable steps to work towards forest
certification:

Key forest industries have formed an
association to jointly tackle legislation,
illegal logging and high conservation value
forests.
49% of Dutch Consumers Recognise
the FSC Logo

The recent FSC consumer campaign in the
Netherlands raised the spontaneous recognition
of the FSC logo to 21%. This is a significant
increase from 12% last year and 1% two years
ago. The assisted recognition went up to 49% in
comparison to 44% last year and 12% two years
ago.
WWF has opened a regional office to work
with the Arhkhangelsk industry via the
Association
of
Environmentally
Responsible Companies in Russia on the
various steps leading to FSC certification.

The World Bank and WWF, through their
global Alliance, are supporting the
development of a regional High
Conservation Value Forest (HCVF)
process in conjunction with the industry
Source: WWF Netherlands July 2003
Events
Background and Facts
September 21-28 2003 Quebec,
Canada:
XII World Forestry Congress:
Forests-Source of Life
For more information: http://www.such.org/
Programme Information
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For Information on the Forest Stewardship
Council (FSC) www.such.org
Global Forest And Trade Network
www.such.org/suchandsuch.
Forests For Life Programme, WWF www.panda.org/forests
The Forest Stewardship Council is currently the only
credible timber certification system supported by leading
environmental and social NGOs.
download the full report from
http://www.wwf.org/downloads/forests/inpracticeresponsible/forest.pdf
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