International Paper Helps Conserve Pearl Mussels in Dordogne, France

Mar 30, 2021 2:05 PM ET

Our IP Forêt Services team in France collaborated with FSC France and World Wildlife Fund to develop tools and a new website to facilitate the identification, management and monitoring of high conservation value forestry areas.

These tools support forest managers in their daily decisions when they plan harvesting operations. The tools have also been used in a project with Française des Jeux to protect three hectares (7.4 acres) of forest and two kilometers (1.2 miles) of watercourse for the conservation of pearl mussels, a rare species – part of a larger restoration effort in FSC certified forest in Dordogne, France.

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