New SFM training DVD filmed in Vella Lavella
Award winning cameraman Wade Fairly (Look Learn Media) visited Leona village last week (June 17-21) to film a training DVD covering most aspects of sustainable forest management and FSC™ certification. For 3 days the operators of Green Gold Forest Products (GGFP) were followed and filmed while harvesting and producing FSC™ timber for the new prison building in Gizo town. Besides the workers of GGFP the camera also followed the women and men who carried and floated the timber to the village yard. The film shall be used as training reference for current timber producers and for new members entering the FSC™ certification programme. The film will also be used to aware and inform the wider audience on the negative impact of large scale logging in the Solomon Islands and to show the alternatives that are available such as SFM, Eco-tourism and livelihood development projects. The DVD is expected to be ready and launched in August this year.