Day: October 12, 2017

Does Forest Certification Really Work?

Based on a review of 40 studies of variable quality, we found that certified tropical forests can overall be better for the environment than forests managed conventionally. But there wasn’t enough evidence to say if certified tropical forests are better than, the same as, or worse than conventionally managed tropical forests when it comes to people. We also found that profits and other economic benefits can be hard to come by for certified logging companies working in tropical forests. This is part of a special Mongabay series on “Conservation Effectiveness”.

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