International protest against old growth logging launched


A group called the Rainforest Portal has called for international protest against the Forest Stewardship Council, a group which promotes the sustainable logging of old growth forests. The Forest Stewardship Council certifies timber taken from old growth forests in a careful manner as being ‘carbon positive’. A number of global organisations, including the World Bank, promote the certification and encourage developing countries to implement the practice. Rainforest Portal has tagged the group as ‘forest liars’ and is encouraging supporters to lobby government to ban the practice and discredit the certification.

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