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May 10, 2011

The timber may be certified: but is it sustainable?

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April 08, 2011

What to Do When Forest Ethics Comes Knocking?

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March 31, 2011

The Rites of Spring

Like robins, Sun Belt baseball and daffodils poking their heads up from the soil, it seems to be a rite of spring for advocates of the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative to go after each other about the relative credibility of each other’s forestry standards.

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March 28, 2011

Fortune 500 Companies Drop Misleading Eco-Label

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March 23, 2011

PEFC withdraws endorsement of Russian forest certification scheme

Russia’s national forest certification system has had its PEFC membership terminated because of non-payment of fees.

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Mar 11, 2011

Founding Director of FSC Switzerland Steps Down After 8 Remarkable Years

Germany, Mar 11, 2011 - Mr. Guido Fuchs has resigned from the position of Director of FSC Switzerland after 8 years in the organization. He will continue to provide project support until the new Director takes office on 1 June 2011.

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15 March 2011

UPM Applies for FSC certification for its Own Forests in Finland

UPM, Helsinki, 15 March 2011 at 11:00 EET) - UPM applies for FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification for its forests in Finland. At the same time UPM also extends its forest service portfolio to cover FSC-certification
services to Finnish forest owners. UPM's forests and most of the privately owned forests in Finland are already certified under PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes).

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Mar 15, 2011

Ilim Group Receives FSC Forest Management Certificate

St. Petersburg, Russia, Mar 15, 2011 - OJSC Ilim Group received a multi-site FSC Forest Management Certificate, which also applies to the Group’s harvesting operations in Siberia (the Bratsk and Ust-Ilimsk District Branches). This FSC Certificate covers that largest area of certified forest in Russia and the second largest in the world, 3.7 million hectares.

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February 22, 2011

Asia Pulp & Paper Lays Out Key Milestones On Path to 100 Percent Pulpwood Supply Certification

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January 27, 2011

DNR achieves recertification of nearly 5 million acres


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by Dr. Radut