World Rainforest Movement


The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a certification scheme, set up in 1993, to certify, based on a set of principles and criteria, so-called “sustainable forest management”. In 1996, it decided to also certify industrial tree plantations, leading to many protests around the world from communities and supportive organizations, regarding the many negative impacts that involve such plantations for local communities. Also questions have been raised around the true sustainability of the model of “sustainable forest management”.


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  • Uruguay: What is FSC certifying?
    Uruguay: What is FSC certifying?

    Posted on November 7, 2002

    In Uruguay, all forests are protected by law and their exploitation is forbidden unless expressly authorised by the bodies in charge of ensuring their protection. Therefore, certification in this country is totally unnecessary to ensure...

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