Clearing Rainforests for Plantations Is NOT Sustainable


Richard Moore

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Action Alert: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Is Primary Forest Logging: Clearing Rainforests for Plantations Is NOT Sustainable, Members Must Stop Greenwash or Resign

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) brand gets 70% of its timber and pulp by greenwashing current and planned destruction of 130,000,000 hectares of primary rainforests and other old forests – an area the size of South Africa. This week – at FSC’s tri-annual General Assembly in Malaysia – the “sustainable” old forest logging greenwash worsens, as FSC may start certifying plantation timbers from land cleared of primary rainforests as being “sustainable” as well. Being the best ecocidal rainforest destroyer is nothing to be proud of – all such deadly old forest certification schemes must stop. Please call upon all FSC members to reject the certification of primary forests by resigning immediately, as many others have recently done. Further, demand FSC immediately stop certifying primary forest logging or disband itself. Thank you for participating in EI’s on-going global campaign to end primary forest logging, and to protect and restore old forests, as keystone responses to abrupt climate change, biodiversity loss, global ecosystem collapse, and abject poverty and inequity.

By, a project of Ecological Internet – June 30, 2011