Enviros in Brazil have created a certification organization to help consumers learn whether wood they are purchasing from the Amazon was cut on the up and up — or whether it was cut illegally. The World Wildlife Fund said yesterday that the organization would function as an arm of the international Forest Stewardship Council. So far, the FSC has certified 70 timber companies in Brazil, and WWF said one goal of the group would be to “help enlarge the Brazilian share of the world’s market while supporting good forest management.” Last year, deforestation in the Amazon was at its worst in five years because of illegal logging and fires.

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