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Democratic Republic of Congo

For the assessment of certification, data were gathered on the total area of production forest that has been either verified legal or certified sustainable (plantation forests were excluded). All major independent certification schemes were included. Data were based on those provided by each of the schemes as well as on research undertaken by Chatham House. Various reports, including those by NGOs and trade associations, were consulted in order to calculate the total area of active production forest under-certification.