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Can Labels Stop the Rapid Loss of Rainforests?

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August 19, 2013
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"Forest certification could be a very strong tool in the avoidance of illegal logging." says Ulrich Bick, an expert on sustainable forest management at the Hamburg Institute for World Forestry.


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