Lush green leaves, tall oak trees, and vast wildlife. Forests are among the most beautiful places in the world. It plays a critical role in the local ecosystem’s health and provides an important habitat for wildlife. Forests also occupy a special place in the heart of those who love the outdoors.
Additionally, it also mitigates the effects of climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, reducing soil erosion, promoting clean water, and providing many everyday products. Wood, paper, and other materials like natural rubber and man-made cellulose fibers come from forests. There is no denying how rich and useful our forests are.
That’s why it must be protected and cared for. Illegal logging and deforestation threaten our forests and the creatures living in them. If we continue to take these materials without planting new trees, it can greatly affect the forest. Since forests are a reliable and sustainable source of raw materials, we must manage them correctly.
Certifications exist to promote the responsible management of forests. Different organizations have taken different ways to promote responsible forestry practices. One of the global leaders in responsible forestry is the Forest Stewardship Council or FSC.