the impact of logging and biodiversity
A 2019 study from the WWF confirms that logging LKTS from tropical forests can help to conserve wildlife populations when they are managed responsibly according to FSC standards. Besides, certified forestry concessions supports local development and add value to the standing forest, reducing the pressure to clear the forest to make way for other land uses. Forest managers also have an important role to play in preventing illegal activities such as hunting, logging and mining that threaten biodiversity.
FSC's new ecosystem services procedure enables independent verification of biodiversity benefits. In addition, opportunities to partner with independent researchers to conduct biodiversity monitoring are abundant.