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- An Analysis of Forest Management Non-Conformities to FSC Standards in Different European Countries Halalisan, A.F.; Ioras, F.; Korjus, H.; Avdibegović, M.; Marić, B.; Malovrh, S.P.; Abrudan, I.V.; Private funds (NGOs, companies, VSS self-funded etc); Forest Stewardship Council (2016-12-14) Type Journal ArticleThe purpose of this study was to assess the most frequent non-conformities identified in different European countries in the processes of forest management certification according to FSC standards. A total of 31 active certificates from five countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Romania, Slovenia and the United Kingdom) were analysed, including all active certificates (as of 1st of June 2014) from three countries along with a sample of 13 FSC certificates issued in the UK and one certificate covering 95% of the certified forest area in Slovenia. 253 non-conformities in relation to FSC standard requirements were identified as formulated by the audit teams and the most frequently identified non-conformities in the certification process were those related to Principle 6 - Environmental impact (34%), Principle 4 - Community relations and worker's rights (17%) and Principle 8 - Monitoring and Assessment (13%). A slight positive correlation was noticed between the FSC certified area and the total number of non-conformities, with a closer link in the case of Principle 9 - Maintenance of high conservation value forests, and Principle 4. The non-conformities related to Principles 4, 6 and 9 appeared to be significantly influenced in occurrence by country development; less often in the UK compared with the other four countries.
- Chain of Custody Certification in Romania: Profile and Perceptions of FSC Certified Companies Halalisan, A.F.; Marinchescu, M.; Popa, B.; Abrudan, I.V.; Forest Stewardship Council (2013) Type Journal Article
- Conservation gains through HCVF assessments in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Romania Ioras, F.; Abrudan, I.V.; Dautbasic, M.; Avdibegović, M.; Gurean, D.; Ratnasingam, J.; Public funds (government, EU funding, public research grants) (2009) Type Journal ArticleThis paper analyses the conservation gains through High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) assessments in two South-East European countries (Bosnia-Herzegovina and Romania). These are based on the review of the Draft Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) National Standards and HCVF Manuals and the results of the certification process of seven forest management units in the two countries. The review indicates that the application of Principle 9 (High Conservation Value Forests) and Criterion 6.4 of the FSC in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Romania was influenced by the size and nature of tenure (i.e., public or non-public land), rather than geographic location per se. The study also revealed that the assessment of HCVF has, for the first time, raised the question of conservation of cultural, historical and religious values as well as the sustainable management of those forests relevant for the basic needs of communities. These are values not currently covered at the present by the national conservation legislation in either of these two countries. Findings of this study in both countries demonstrates that there are certain conservation gains as a result of the HCVF assessment, especially related to ecosystem services, prevention of soil erosion and conservation of threatened, endangered and endemic species.
- Drivers, Perceived Benefits and Impacts of FSC Chain of Custody Certification in a Challenging Sectoral Context: The Case of Romania Halalisan, A.F.; Popa, B.; Heras-Saizarbitoria, I.; Ioras, F.; Abrudan, I.V. (2019) Type Journal Article