FSC makes new progress to protect intact forest landscapes
The Policy and Standards Director and the Steering Committee of Motion 65 have approved a new advice note for the interpretation of the default clause of Motion 65 (ADV-20-007-018 V1-0). It will become effective on 1 January 2017.
The advice note sets important limits to forest management operations in Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) for advancing their protection.
It states that forest management operations within IFLs, including harvesting and road building, can only proceed if they do not impact more than 20% of Intact Forest Landscapes within the Management Unit (MU) and do not reduce any IFLs below the 50,000 ha threshold in the landscape. Read more…
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