March 05, 2012
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A recent expose by Al Jazeera reveals the environmental toll of clear-cutting on Latvia's forests, in addition to highlighting the fact that the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifies clear-cut forests.
The FSC responded shortly afterward that it did not re-certify logging in Latvia as reported in the expose. However, the FSC is currently in the process of certifying Latvia forestry again despite on-going concerns by local researchers (see link below).
To read more: Economic slowdown leads to the pulping of Latvia's forests .