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FSC has joined 100+ NGOs supporting the #Together4Forests movement.
The FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure has helped Maderacre verify its positive impacts on biodiversity and carbon.
Companies committed to sustainable forest management in the Congo are doing their part to advance the life of Indigenous Peoples, like the Baaka, with dignity.
The forestry cooperative, Waldplus, which covers over 1,000 hectares and spans between Trentino Alto-Adige, Veneto and Lombardy regions is the first to have its impacts verified in all five ecosystems services under the framework provided by FSC. This work is a great step forward in the promotion of tools that help forest managers show their impact in forest ecosystems and reap the benefits of such commitment..
This achievement was a result of a partnership between Waldplus and Etifor, a consultancy that provides innovative solutions to measure positive impact.
FSC launched a new Ecosystem Services Procedure in May 2018. It is a new tool for forest owners, businesses and governments to demonstrate and communicate their efforts towards conservation and restoration of forest ecosystems.
A forest can be verified for one, several or all five environmental services stipulated under this procedure, namely: species conservation, water quantity and quality improvement, increase in soil nutrients, increase of carbon stock and improvement of recreational services.
So far, FSC has piloted this programme in nine countries. The first site in the world that was verified for ecosystem services was in Chile - a smallholder of Lajas Blancas. It was verified for one of the five components of the procedure: water quality, reached thanks to their activities of forest cover restoration and fencing of water basin areas.