Malaysian Sustainable Timber Certification Fails Dutch Standards | WWF

Malaysian Sustainable Timber Certification Fails Dutch Standards



Posted on 23 October 2011
From Mongabay News: An independent panel in the Netherlands has found that the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) falls short of Dutch standards for sustainable forestry. The final decision comes after a series of judgements and appeals with the latest panel concluding that MTCS still allows natural forest to be destroyed for monoculture plantation and that the scheme ignores the rights of indigenous people.
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Related article: Press Release - TPAC Final Judgement (Malaysian Certification Timber Council, Malaysia, 26 October, 2011)