One Year in 40 Seconds
Every 3 years FSC members meet to decide on our pathway forward. Thanks to #OurFSC members who came and discussed the future of responsible forestry this week at the FSC General Assembly, as it comes to a close we are taking a look back at our beginnings! #FSCGA2017 #ForestsForAllForever
Many of Indigenous Peoples live and work in forests or the surrounding land – and that’s really important to FSC. We actively support Indigenous Peoples’ rights and prioritize these rights in relevant policies. In fact, the rights of Indigenous Peoples are prioritized in Principle 3 of the FSC Principles and Criteria (FSC P&C), which requires all FSC-certified forest owners and managers to identify and uphold Indigenous Peoples’ rights of land ownership, use of land, and access to resources the land may provide.

"An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment." -- David Attenborough

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The fairytale beauty of forest animals, captured by a Finnish photographer

"Dryads brown as the leaf move in the gloom of the glade. When meadows are grey with the morn, dim night in the wood has delayed." – Siegfried Sassoon

"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere." - Vincent Van Gogh

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Here’s a message from our chairperson Rulita Wijayaningdyah, in celebration of International Women’s Day!

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'It's given the children a love of wildlife': the schools letting nature in

In their school fields and communities, pupils are learning about the fragility of nature – and restoring depleted environments

An exciting glimpse into the biodiversity of Peru's forests, including some that are FSC-certified:

TAHUAMANU PROVINCE, Peru – In June of this year, a group of scientists entered the tropical forest in Tahuamanu Province, situated in the extreme northern portion of the Madre de…

These Ancient Trees Have Stories To Tell

Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and kids at heart) how to climb—but some have spent more time doing these things than others.

"The best friend on earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth." — Frank Lloyd Wright

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This is Old Tjikko, a Norway Spruce in Sweden estimated to be 9,550 years old. It's seen so many years due to vegetative cloning, a process by which the tree can continually sprout a new trunk when the old one dies, while the root system is still living. (Photo by Karl Brodowsky)

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Forest-dweller of the week: the glasswing butterfly. Its beautiful transparent wings work as camouflage, and it thrives in the rainforests of Central and South America. (Photos by Anna Gardiner)

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This incredible photo series captures the lives of Western lowland gorillas, and inspires us all to work harder to protect them:

Western lowland gorillas dwell deep in the forests of the Congo Basin, but their days may be numbered if we can't bring them into the light.

First new species of temperate conifer tree discovered in more than a decade:

The Ulleungdo hemlock, found on a small Korean island, is likely already endangered, but it may hold the key to fighting invasive species.

So exciting to see Olympic snowboarders riding to victory at #PyeongChang2018 on FSC-certified boards!! Sending congrats to all the winners, and our gratitude for supporting forests while competing on the world stage🌲 Photo: Chloe Kim by Gabe L Heureux / Burton Snowboards

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In glass ball photography, photographers use a crystal ball to capture landscapes from a new perspective. In a forest, the effect is magical 🌲 (Photos by Parchmankid /

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The largest cave in the world has its own forest:

The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the biggest cave in the world. It's over

By working to increase FSC certification in tropical countries, we aim to provide a voice to all of those most affected by mismanaged forests; Indigenous Peoples, workers, women, and forest-dependent communities.

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