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The Nature Conservancy and Xerox Launch Partnership to Enhance, Advance Forest Conservation

[ Virginia ] Aiming to ensure that today ‘ s forest lands are there for tomorrow ‘ s generations, Xerox Corporation has invested $1 million in an innovative partnership with The Nature Conservancy …The investment – the largest Xerox has ever made in an environmental partnership – will develop science-based tools, practices and systems that the paper industry can draw upon to better understand and manage ecologically important forest land. The grant… will be used to enhance a forest data center for Canada ‘ s boreal forest, the largest block of contiguous intact forest left in the world; to strengthen third-party forest certification standards that Xerox relies on to ensure that its paper is derived from responsibly managed forests; to identify best forest biodiversity management practices; and to communicate them broadly with forest managers, paper suppliers and others. In addition to the Canadian boreal forest, the partnership will focus on the forests of the southern United States , Indonesia and Brazil ‘ s Atlantic Forest .

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes
www.southernsustainableforests.org

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