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UNECE Forestry and Timber


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European Forest Institute


Jul 28, 2014

The Romanian government, Greenpeace and WWF have started the nomination process for the virgin beech forests of Romania to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The designation process and all the procedures related to it will take approximately two years.

Jul 25, 2014

The benefits of using native species in large scale rehabilitation and restoration projects are highlighted in a new publication from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


Oct 14, 2013

First PEFC certified forests in Slovenia

For the first time forests in Slovenia have become PEFC certified with the Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry of Slovenia (CAFS) being the first organization in the country to be awarded this certificate.


Achieving this certification is the result of the hard work undertaken over the last years, recognized Cvetko Zupančič, President of CAFS, during the award ceremony.  This work started in 2004 when the Institute for Forest Certification was created in Slovenia in order to introduce PEFC certification in the country.

 This certificate validates that 320 forest owners and almost 10,000 hectares of Slovenian forest are managed according to PEFC’s Sustainability Benchmarks.


PEFC Sustainable Forest Management certification demonstrates that biodiversity, ecosystem services, worker’s rights, local employment and the legal framework, among other factors, are taken into consideration when managing forests.


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