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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.
Biodiversity is the variety of life on earth that allows humanity to thrive. It is the very foundation of our economy and lives. But we’re losing this biodiversity at an alarming rate, threatening life as we know it. Forests are home to the majority of terrestrial wildlife and plant species. As such, responsible forestry is a fundamental tool to tackle biodiversity loss and safeguard our planet for future generations.
A study conducted by WWF in Madre de Dios, Peru, showed that 'concessions certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) have a greater richness of species such as amphibians, insects, and monkeys than non-FSC logging concessions … [and] surveys found that densities of large and medium-sized animals in FSC-certified logging concessions were similar to or even higher than in protected areas.'
World Wildlife Fund (Managing Forests, Supporting Wildlife Report, 2019)
In Namibia, FSC certification is helping the Cheetah Conservation Fund restore habitat for a vulnerable species.
Step into the forests of Ejido Nuevo Becal to see how responsible forestry helps protect one of the continent’s largest and most threatened vulture species.
A public-private partnership shows how responsible forestry can protect wildlife habitat in a working forest.
We have developed new tools that help forest managers measure and verify the biodiversity protections provided by their FSC-certified forests.
We have an established history of convening diverse economic, environmental, and social interests in a way that facilitates real change. We’re putting this experience to use developing collaborative and practical solutions for protecting plants, animals, soil, and other natural systems.
Our proven framework balances the economic, environmental, and social value of forests.
Consumers want to protect forest biodiversity but often don’t know how. The globally recognized FSC label empowers consumers by helping them identify and purchase products that originate from responsibly managed forests.
“Ecosystem services” is a term used to describe all the benefits humans derive from nature. Our ecosystem services procedure equips forest managers with a framework to measure and verify the benefits their forests provide, like biodiversity protection.
In the heart of the Amazon rainforest, FSC ecosystem services is helping forest operator Maderacre monitor and protect 135 species in their forest area.