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Sustainable forestry

Sustainable forestry means maintaining forests in a way that balances biodiversity with productivity. A sustainable forest should be able to regenerate as fast as it fulfils ecological, economic, and social functions at a local and global level.

Ecological impact is assessed by examining data on tree
growth, harvesting rate, biodiversity within the forest, and
species selection etc.

Economic impact examines productivity, harvesting
techniques and costs.

Social impact assesses forest damage during harvesting, road construction, steps to control erosion, and safeguards to protect endangered species within the forests, with conservation zones created. All these impacts are considered before a sustainable
forestry certificate is granted.