Wednesday, 10 June 2020
New resources available to help implement stronger caribou conservation in Canada’s forests
Supporting forest companies to FSC’s measures to protect boreal woodland caribou
In 2019, FSC Canada launched our new forest management standard which features a unique solution for advancing caribou conservation.
With support from Environment and Climate Change Canada, FSC Canada is working to support forest management companies in understanding measures to protect boreal woodland caribou; support certification bodies on how to assess conformance of companies with the new requirements; and monitor effectiveness of FSC’s new boreal woodland caribou conservation requirements.
In order to provide this support, FSC Canada has launched new resources on our website, including:
- A Frequently Asked Questions document
- A video which provides an ‘Overview of Boreal Woodland Caribou Ranges in Canada’
- A video which covers ‘Boreal Woodland Caribou in our National Standard’
- A video on ‘What will it take to advance caribou conservation?”
Additional resources will be launched throughout 2020.
FSC Canada’s regional forest management standards were updated in June 2019 to a new national Forest Management Standard after five years of rigorous consultation with industry, environment, social stakeholder and indigenous groups. The new standard addresses the most pressing issues facing Canadian forests now, including Woodland Caribou, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Workers’ Rights including Gender Equity, Landscape Management and Conservation. Learn more here