Paper on the systems of Forest Certification and eco-friendly agriculture as tools in the management of pastures and as driving forces for new paths of negotiation.
The dehesa is an exceptionally valuable ecosystem in terms of biodiversity, there is as much fauna as there is flora, and therefore needs manpower for proper maintenance. Silviculture and livestock practices allow the dehesa to maintain itself, and converting the area into a more closed-off type of forest would put it at a greater risk of catching fire…
How to Adapt a Dehesa Forest Management Plan to the Certification Systems Requirements
Agrupación Sanviceteña de Empresarios del Corcho (ASECOR) is aware that the product with which it works, cork, comes from dehesa plantations and cork tree forests with high environmental and social values. The natural environment in which cork trees live has enormous value as an ecosystem, as it is one of the major refuges of biodiversity in Europe. On the other hand, both the care of the cork tree and the harvesting of the cork are fundamental to the fixation of…
FSC certification guide for small properties
At the global level, society is demanding more sustainability guarantees for the products they consume. The consumer recognizes that we must safeguard the forests’ environments at the same time that we take advantage of their resources so as not to exhaust them, and that these activities should respect the rights and the dignity of the people who live or work in these forests and the surrounding areas. As such, before buying a forestry product, the consumer is compelled to ask, “Where did this come from? What is the future of the forest where it came from? And of its inhabitants and workers?” The FSC certification system and label give an unambiguous response to these questions: the origin of this product is environmental, social, and…
Regulations for the forestry and environmental sectors in Spain and Europe
EU wood trade documents
The environment in Spain
Some data on the environment in Spain.
Fight against illegal tree-felling and deforestation
Relevant documents about illegal tree-felling and deforestation at the global level.