BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhuanet) -- A patch of China's
state-owned forest has received authentication from the World Wildlife Fund
(WWF), a sign that China's public forests have for the first time received
recognition from the global market.
The forest, covering 425,358
hectares and located in northeast China, is Asia's largest piece to date that
has received authentication from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) under
WWF,said Zhu Chunquan, an official with WWF, here Tuesday.
Before this, only two forests, with an area of 6,177
hectares, from south China were given FSC authentications.
The FSC authentication system is a world leading one
which takes into account 10 principles and 56 standards to judge if a forest is
developed in a sustainable way. It attaches special tagsto the products of
forests with authentication to guide buyers.
"The authentication work will help promote the links
between Chinese forests and world markets and the sustainable operation ofthe
forest sector," said Zhu. Enditem