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Tool - WWF Tools for Forest Managers and Wood Sourcing in Asia Pacific

by webadmin last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:09 PM

This WWF site provides tools for forest managers who seeks certification, as well as those who wish improve their forest management. See the "related documents and links" in the box for reports and tools related to the following topics. (1) Stepwise Approach to Certification: A stepwise approach helps forest managers achieve certification through a series of manageable phases, one step at a time. This approach will facilitate assessement of progress towards certification, and at the same time provides a way to differentiate products from forests in transition towards certification to those from poorly or illegally managed forests. See the ITTO report on stepwise approaches and the MIV Toolkit from the box. (2) Reduced-Impact Logging Tool: This tool is a financial modelling software designed for forest managers. It can rapidly compare financial costs and returns expected from reduced-impact logging with those expected from conventional logging, under identical local site conditions. Click on the RILSIM website in the box to download the software free of charge. (3) Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification: CoC certification is a process of tracking wood products from the forest of origin to the point of sale. This will ensure that wood products do come from certified forest. A CoC certification should provide data on species, volumes, and quality, and the system should extend all the way back to the forest ofrigin. Managers of forests and manufacturing facilities can benefit from CoC details for quality management, safety and financial control. See guidance to CoC certification.

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