Forest Producers Join GFTN-Iberia to Protect Cork Oak Habitats
The GFTN will help these forest owners identify high conservation values within their forests and develop management plans to maintain and enhance these values. By working with these small producers, the GFTN will increase the amount of credibly certified cork and consequently, preserve a important habitat in southern Europe.
“Cork oak forests are among some of the top biodiversity habitats in the Mediterranean and in Europe, while at the same time, providing the backbone of Portugal’s entire economy,” said Luis Neves de Silva, GFTN-Iberia Coordinator in Portugal. “We hope that by increasing Portugal’s certified cork supply, Portugal’s cork forests will be preserved.”
For more information, contact:
Luis Neves de Silva (firstname.lastname@example.org)