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PEFC - Pan European Forest Council
Promotes an internationally credible framework for forest certification schemes and initiatives in European countries.
http://www.pefc.org
PEFC Watch
Finnish watchdog group focusing on the activities of Pan-European Forest Certification. Informs consumers of wood products on the ecological and social credibility of the PEFC-certificate from the perspective of Finnish environmental organizations.
http://www.pefcwatch.org
Plant-It 2000 Foundation
Founded by singer John Denver, Plant-It 2000 is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to properly planting, maintaining and protecting as many indigenous trees as possible worldwide.
http://www.plantit2000.com
Rainforest Action Network
Works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. The site encourages visitors to take action to protect the rainforests.
http://www.ran.org
Rainforest Concern - conserving and protecting threatened natural habitat,
Conserving and protecting threatened natural habitat, particularly rainforests and the biodiversity they contain in Ecuador, Sri Lanka, the Amazon, Costa Rica and other parts of Central and South America
http://www.rainforestconcern.org
Rainforest live
Educational resource on rainforest especially for junior students and teachers. Includes some teaching ideas and plans, and notes from researchers. Created by Paignton Zoo, UK. Includes some Realplayer and Flash items.
http://www.rainforestlive.org.uk/
Rainforestweb.org
A comprehensive world rainforest information portal with well organized links and descriptions of thousands of rainforest related websites. Plus rainforest news, and actions.
http://rainforestweb.org/
RainTree
Resource database of rainforest plants including medicinal properties, preservation options, articles, and clinical trial data.
http://www.rain-tree.com/
Resource Conservation Alliance
Non-profit encourages less wood consumption and the use of alternatives such as recycled fibers, straw, and industrial hemp.
http://www.rca-info.org/
Russian Forests
This English language site gives an overview of Russian forests, and the threats facing them. 22% of the world's forests are in Russia.
http://www.forest.ru
SmartWood
Provides independent, objective evaluation of forest management practices, forest products, timber sources and companies, enabling the public to identify products and practices that do not destroy forests. Certification and use of the SmartWood label provides a commercial incentive for forest managers to adopt sustainable forestry practices.
http://www.smartwood.org/
Sustainable Forestry & Certification Watch
SFCW aims at enhancing the understanding of forest certification, particuarly regarding sustainable forest management, international forest policy, trade in forest products and consumer choice.
http://sfcw.org
Tangaloa Wood
Encourages people to protect rainforests by using Tangaloa hardwood, a quality replacement for rain forest and old-growth forest woods.
http://www.tangaloa.com/
The Centre for Agricultural Research in Suriname
Brief information on the CELOS Forest Management System, Wood technology research and Forest Classification; based in Suriname.
http://www.celos.sr.org
The Encyclopedia of Southern Appalachian Forest Ecosystems
Information on the ecology and management of southern Appalachian forest ecosystems. We have synthesized literature from thousands of sources to provide resource managers, land owners, researchers, students, and the public easy access to scientific knowledge about the forests of the southern Appalachians.
http://www.forestryencyclopedia.net
The International Tropical Timber Organization
Set up by a treaty that is aiming to ensure that all tropical timber products traded internationally by member States originate from sustainably managed forests. The primary idea is to provide an effective framework for consultation among producer and consumer member countries on all aspects of the world timber economy within its mandate.
http://www.itto.or.jp/
The Rainforest Alliance
An international nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of tropical forests.  Their mission is to develop and promote economically viable and socially desirable alternatives to rainforest destruction through education, research and cooperative partnerships with businesses, governments and local peoples.
http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/
The Rainforest Site
Protect a piece of Rain Forest for free.
http://www.therainforestsite.com/
The-Tree.Org.Uk
Explores knowledge about trees, woodlands and forests and encourages action to preserve and increase tree-cover, sustainable lifestyles and economy. Special areas of focus are promoting UK tree-cover and community forestry, as well as researching British tree medicine and European tree traditions.
http://www.the-Tree.org.uk
Tongass Clearinghouse
Dedicated to the Celebration and Preservation of America's North Pacific Rainforest
http://www.tongass.com

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