FSC certified company, Hancock, caught on film converting forest to plantations in the Strzezlicki Ranges, AustraliaTags: Australia, Friends of the Earth, Plantations, Rainforest Alliance SmartWood
A new video about the Strzezlicki Ranges in Victoria, Australia reveals that FSC is failing to uphold its own standards, allowing destructive logging and conversion of native forest to exotic plantations.
Hancock has appeared several times in the past on FSC-Watch:
- March 2007: FSC Certified operations fast losing credibility in Australia
- January 2008: Hancock Victoria Plantations, Australia: SmartWood continues to discredit FSC
- May 2008: FSC in Australia: Hancock rips off rainforest deal
- February 2009: FSC, Hancock and Smartwood Selling Out the Gippsland Environment
Yet Smartwood, FSC's certifying body has in effect turned a blind eye...[Continue]