Application of Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management PEFC Certification: two case studies in Sicily

Emanuela Lombardo, Federico Maetzke


Sicily currently has no forest areas with certification of sustainable forest management. This work analyzes the possibility of applying the criteria and indicators of PEFC certification of sustainable forest management in two study-cases: the municipal forest of Bivona (AG) and a forest area in the Madonie Mountains (PA). Both are representative of different and important Sicilian forest ecosystems. This analysis highlights the main weaknesses related to current forest management practices and the inadequate consultation with stakeholders.


PEFC certification; Criteria & Indicators; Sustainable Forest Management; Sicily Region.

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