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Discover how new technologies can advance certification – Join the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue!

Discover how new technologies can advance certification – Join the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue!

Aug 08 2017 Whether it is hardware, software, services or tools, the incorporation of technology within forest certification can overcome many barriers. But what technologies exist, and how can they best be used? Join us for the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue ‘Making Certification SMART’ (16-17...

PEFC Chairman helps replanting efforts in Belarus!

PEFC Chairman helps replanting efforts in Belarus!

Aug 04 2017 In July 2016, a hurricane destroyed 14,000 hectares of forest in Belarus. Since then, the Ministry of Forestry and various forest enterprises have worked tirelessly to clear the wood and start replanting. One year on, Peter Latham, Chairman of the PEFC International Board, and Fabienne Sinclair,...

Connect with the forest with PEFC – check out Portugal’s winning photos

Connect with the forest with PEFC – check out Portugal’s winning photos

Aug 02 2017 “We were delighted to receive more than 400 photographs from professional photographers, amateurs, students and nature lovers,” said Paula Salazar, National Secretary of PEFC Portugal, announcing the winners of PEFC Portugal’s ‘Liga-te à floresta com o PEFC’...

Clean cities need clean wood

Clean cities need clean wood

Jul 28 2017 The forest industry – and its place in sustainable living – took a pivotal role at the 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference in Brisbane, Australia, last month. “Forestry is the oldest and best example of sustainable planning,” said Simon Dorries, CEO of Australian...

Mountain sunset takes first place in Slovakian photo contest

Mountain sunset takes first place in Slovakian photo contest

Jul 27 2017 A stunning mountain sunset, three baby owls, and the light glinting through the trees: what do they have in common? They are the subjects of the winning photos of PEFC Slovakia’s ‘Objavuj les, objavuj PEFC’ photo contest! In first place was ‘Mountain Sunset’ by...

Enjoy the forest with PEFC: Spain announces its winners!

Enjoy the forest with PEFC: Spain announces its winners!

Jul 24 2017 A Portuguese forest, untouched by the recent fires, sets the scene for the winning photo of PEFC Spain’s ‘Disfruta del Bosque con PEFC’ photo contest. Ricardo Ramos’ image ‘Génesis’ won first prize out of more than 400 photographs entered into the...

Great progress with PEFC certification of New Zealand forest practices

Great progress with PEFC certification of New Zealand forest practices

Jul 20 2017 It is time to celebrate in New Zealand as the first forests in the country achieve PEFC certification. Over 400,000 hectares of forest - about 20% of New Zealand’s plantation forest estate - are now PEFC-certified! “It is really encouraging to see forest managers adopting PEFC on such...

Here are the Italian winners of the PEFC photo contest!

Here are the Italian winners of the PEFC photo contest!

Jul 18 2017 “With more than 850 photos entered into our competition, it was hard work for our judges to choose the three winning photos,” said Antonio Brunori, National Secretary of PEFC Italy, as he announced the Italian winners of the ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo...

Bulgaria joins the PEFC alliance

Bulgaria joins the PEFC alliance

Jul 13 2017 “The benefit of PEFC is that we are responsible for the development of our own national forest certification system,” said Antony Stefanov, from the Council for Sustainable Forest Management and Certification in Bulgaria.   “This means we can ensure that our specific needs...

Innovative, exciting and pioneering: the 2017 Collaboration Fund projects announced

Innovative, exciting and pioneering: the 2017 Collaboration Fund projects announced

Jul 11 2017 We are delighted to announce the winning projects of the 2017 PEFC Collaboration Fund, each one poised to have a real impact in helping to safeguard forests around the globe! “We received a fantastic range of projects for this year’s Fund,” said Sarah Price, Head of Projects and...

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PEFC Certified

Forests area: 304 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 19,800

(as of September 2017)
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