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Ecolog is a Brazilian company specialized in the ecological correct, socially fair and economically viable extraction of native Amazonian wood.

The Ecolog’s forest reserve is located 240 kilometers (149.14 miles) away from Porto Velho, in the state of Rondonia, and the company has elaborated a sustainable forest management plan that is approved by IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Renewable Natural Resources) and by Rondonia State Secretariat of the Environment (SEDAM/RO).

The differential of the extraction process of certified wood is that it generates revenue for forest communities and contributes to the preservation of the Amazon.

Today, more than 80% of the timber extracted from the Amazon, is the product of illegal logging. Cutting trees following the guidelines of a forest management plan is one of the ways to change this reality. It is also the only option capable to multiply the environmental, social and economical value of the forest.

The timber that is available for sales in Itu, SP, extracted according to the guidelines of the forest management, has it’s Custody Chain attested by the Forest Stewardship Council®, the FSC. This way, the consumers of certified wood also help to preserve tropical forests arround the world.

Forestry Management

All Ecolog’s wood extraction is based on sustainable forest management. This process does not require planting trees. It is an environmentally correct cutting technique in which the forest portion from where trees are extracted is divided in a number of sections, according to the size of the area, that are called modules or plots. Each portion is then explored during a period up to a year, under the coordination of a forestry engineer. Before the extraction process begins, the engineer performs an inventory of all the trees in that section and indicates which can be cut. Only the individuals that have completed their cycle of life and have left descendents are cut. This way the forest can continue to regenerate and maintain its biodiversity. After that extraction the area remains intact during 25 years. During this period, the forest recovers its natural characteristics. This kind of forest management does not cause impact to the forest. In an area of one hectare, only two individual may be extracted.

Areas of high conservation value are preserved intact. These portions are not explored at anytime during the management. They are identified in the management plan as wildlife refuges or areas of rare flora, such as mahogany and Brazil chestnut.

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