FSC approved the interim national standard (INS) of Belize on 16 March 2020. It applies to all types of organizations, including small and low-intensity managed forests (SLIMF), working in any type of forest in Belize. However, the INS does not apply for non-timber forest products.

The INS is based on the FSC Principles and Criteria (V5-2) and the international generic indicators; additionally, FSC consulted local stakeholders and other ones during the process. The organization NEPCon performed the adaptation process.

The INS for Belize (English version) can be consulted in the FSC Document Center.

Please contact the FSC team working on forest management by email forestmanagement@fsc.org for any comments regarding the new standard.