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Compliance with the law and conformance with the requirements of the certification standard
|1.2Protection from illegal activities|
The owner or manager shall take all reasonable measures to stop illegal or unauthorised uses of the woodland which could jeopardise fulfilment of the objectives of management.
Means of verification
The phrase ‘reasonable measures’ means measures that are both within the law and within the jurisdiction of the owner/manager and that the measures are economically viable and environmentally and socially acceptable.
The scope of illegal activities which the owner/manager may encounter is so diverse that it is not possible to prescribe actions in every case. In specific cases a legal opinion may be required in order to prescribe ‘reasonable measures’.