26 Jul '11, 3pm

WWF Allows Companies to Destroy Forests, Report Charges

It si a shame that Global Witness has apparently chosen to focus on what appear to be bad actors in the GFTN. GFTN and other voluntary efforts like — say FSC and PEFC — all have done an enormous amount to improve forest practices world-wide. In fact I bet that GW’s ability to produce their report is due in part to the efforts of GFTN and others to make forest practices and the supply chain more transparent. Its also useful to remember that these voluntary efforts sprung up because legal constraints were (and are)too often ignored. The work of GFTN isn’t perfect, but it is making a real and important contribution to forest protection and sustainability and for that I thanks them.

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/07/26/wwf-compani...

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