Friday, July 13, 2012

FSC certification of the loggin of old growth in Karelia

"You can't say that FSC can protect all forests. If we (claimed) to protect every tree, no company would (register) with FSC. It is not realistic. It is always a compromise." That's what Andrei Ptichnikov, general manager of FSC in Russia said to Swedish journalist which was then on-quoted by the Guardian on May 29 this year. That FSC is willing to certifiying the logging of old growth forests - that's old growth forests- raises redwood-sized questions about the quality of FSC certification and how compromised that quality may be.

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