Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Dvinsky-Forest-in-Russia-27MZIF39IMYP.htmlConceptually similarRailway in Dvinsky Forest in RussiaGP0STOHXKCompleted★★★★Forest in RussiaGP0STOHXJCompleted★★★★Old-growth Spruce Forest in Arkhangelsk Region, RussiaGP0STU0XCCompleted★★★★★★Railway in Dvinsky Forest in RussiaGP0STOHXGCompleted★★★★Beauty of Dvinsky Forest in Russia Arkhagelsk RegionGP0STQ8JLCompleted★★★★Logging Road in Dvinsky Forest in RussiaGP0STOHXHCompleted★★★★Beauty of Dvinsky Forest in Russia Arkhagelsk RegionGP0STQ8JZCompleted★★★★Deforestation in RussiaGP0STOHXICompleted★★★★★★Lichens at Lake BaikalGP04F2KCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STOHXLDvinsky Forest in RussiaLarge decaying logs inside Dvinsky Forest (IFL), which would not be found in a badly managed forest, remain moist even during severe droughts and at different decay stages, and are essential habitat for many indicator and specialist species of fungus, moss and lichen. FSC certification should help to protect IFLs as they are considered HCV2, however, FSC is certifying logging practices that are damaging or destroying these irreplaceable forests. Arkhangelsk Region, Russia.Locations:Eastern Europe-RussiaDate:8 Jul, 2009Credit:© GreenpeaceMaximum size:3264px X 2448pxKeywords:Day-Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-Forests (campaign title)-Forests (topography)-KWCI (GPI)-Nature-Outdoors-TreesShoot:FSC Becomes Serious Threat to Russia's Intact Forest LandscapesA Greenpeace case study on FSC in Russia shows how the Dvinsky Forest intact forest landscape (IFL) in Arkhangelsk region, northwest Russia, is being destroyed, despite much of the area being formerly or currently FSC certified. With an area of just under one million hectares, Dvinsky Forest is well known for the same high conservation values that the FSC system pledges to preserve.The world’s last large intact forest landscapes play a crucial role in mitigating climate change, conserving biodiversity, supporting the livelihoods of forest dependent peoples and providing ecosystem services. It is time for FSC to set clear thresholds for IFL protection.