FSC-Second Congo Basin Community Report
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With this second Community report we would like to update you on the progress of the action points identified at the Libreville Gabon meeting in June 2019 and general developments. If you have information, views or opinions that you want to share in this quarterly report please do not hesitate to send us your content.
Together with various partners FSC Denmark has successfully initiated several activities to promote Lesser Known Tropical Timber Species (LKTS). Promoting a diverse market of timbers and LKTS is a way to motivate forest owners to protect the forests diversity improving the business case for sustainable timber production in tropical forests. That is why FSC Denmark has developed the globally available Lesser Known Timber Species database.
The website is a unique source of inspiration and guidance for timber traders and wood users such as construction managers, building advisors, architects and designers. This summer it will be available in English, Spanish, French, Dutch and Mandarin to ensure a global appeal. New improvement is also the implementation of ATIBT pilot-names and Cites and IUCN status implemented.
As part of a PPECF-COMIFAC related project FSC Denmark aims to get 40 new African cases added during 2019. The diverse source of inspiration is the core of the concept. That is why all companies active with FSC certified LKTS projects or products are encouraged to provide cases to the concept and showcase the use. Input is very welcome. Together with FSC Netherlands the African focus is also set to be intensified by the development of fact sheets on prioritized species set for promotion.
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