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Forest policies in Asia – a regional synthesis

Historically, the main objective of forest management was timber production. Although forest policies and forest management objectives diversified and expanded long before the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), since 1992 forestry has become even more multi-dimensional. The performance of the forestry sector depends to a considerable extent on the institutional context, including prevailing forest policies. All Asian countries have formulated forest policies to achieve the goal of sustainable forest management. The earliest forest policies date back to the 1800s. Over the decades, forest policies have been revised and refined in response to the perceived shortcomings of earlier policies.

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Document type Books and book chapters
Language of document
  • English
Topics Forest policy and administration
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
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Version / Edition 2003

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For copies: Patrick B. Durst Senior Forestry Officer FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific 39 Phra Atit Road Bangkok 10200 Thailand

Author (corporate) FAO
ISBN number 9747946386
Publication place Bangkok, Thailand
Publisher FAO
Publication date 2003
Pagination 12
General note

This is part of book, "An overview of forest policies in Asia". Original web link: Forest policies in Asia – a regional synthesis:

Keywords Synthesis,V4MF,FLEGT,Forest Policy
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Date modified January 6, 2020, 10:06 (UTC)