Kamis, 15 Juli 2010

Stamp Your Trees

Stamp your trees or make sure they got certified.

When buddy Ocha brought up this topic, i was in complete darkness: To reduce illegal logging and deforestation (one of Indonesia's major problems in environment), European countries have banned uncertified woods and papers from entering Europe. Tree growers and loggers and paper mills will have to need to register their products in the name of sustainability.

the concept is imho similar to Fair Trade Certification: ensuring reclamation, good compensation, no underage workers etc.

Good move given that Indonesia is a leading wood producing countries and--sadly--is also a country who is losing hundreds of kilometer square of jungle per day due to illegal logging.

i hope the implementation is also nationwide. if the illegal loggers can't sell any to Europe, perhaps they will turn to other continents or worst: local market...

("it's not time to worry yet" hey, i heard someone says that. Atticus!)

think i should call a friend. She bought a piece of land and covered the ground with young sengons*:
"Ms. Wacana, get your seedlings registered now! Then sell them to Europe and get rich!" :)

* Paraserianthes falcataria

2 komentar:

ocha mengatakan...

i am still not 100% covinced with the concept though..ok you can cut the trees as long as you make sure that that forest area will be a sustainable forests .. but hey the point is you still cutting the trees and disturbing the environment, the nature, the wild things that live in and around it ahaha

humans are greedy, and they will do anything to fulfill it but at least now the HPH will realize that they have to make their forest area sustainable because they're making money from it, if it's gone and so it goes their income....

but remember..

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Then you will find that money cannot be eaten..

--Cree Indian Proverb--

SemSa mengatakan...

i agree with you but we can have faith in it that it can help reduce illegal logging as long as it don't trim any (more) jungle.

and let me quote Atticus Finch once more, "it's not time to worry yet" :)