Wooden Houses in Sabah |
Destruction of natural rainforest
to grow oil palm |
Forest Stewardship Council - FSC |
Timber of Sarawak |
Timber of Sabah |
Gunung Gading National Park
Kuching Wetlands National Park |
Tanjung Datu National Park |
Loagan Bunut National Park |
| Lambir Hills National Park | Batang Ai National Park | Gunung Mulu National Park |
| Niah National Park | Similajau National Park | General Information to National Parks in Sarawak | Kubah National Park and Matang Wildlife Centre | Semenggok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (Semenggoh Nature Reserve)
| Timber of Sarawak | Timber of Sabah | Forest Stewardship Council - FSC |
Forest Stewardship Council -FSC
The Forest Stewardship Council is an independent non-profit,
non-governmental, organization that provides standard setting, trademark
assurance and accreditation services for companies and organizations interested
in responsible forestry. Over the past 10 years, 42 million hectares in more
than 60 countries have been certified according to FSC standards.
The Forest Stewardship Council was set up in 1993 by environmental groups and timber companies to provide a global system of wood products from "environmentally acceptable, socially beneficial and economically sustainable" sources.
The FSC developed 10 'principles' and 56 specific 'criteria' of good forest
management, with which logging companies are expected to comply in order to be
granted the FSC's 'Seal of Approval'. The FSC accredits private and independent
organizations such as SGS-Qualifier to carry out the actual assessments of
logging companies on its behalf.
"Criterion no. 6.2 states that "Safeguards shall exist which protect rare,
threatened and endangered species and their habitats (e.g., nesting and feeding
areas). Conservation zones and protection areas shall be established,
appropriate to the scale and intensity of forest management and the uniqueness
of the affected resources.."
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