Sustainable Forest Management strategies

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  • Sustainable Forest Management
    • National Forest Policy
      • National Forestry Act
        • Develop timber Processing
        • Use alternate timber sources
        • Increase public awareness
        • Increase Research
        • Involve local communities
      • Selective Management System
        • Identifies trees for felling
        • Valuable trees marked off limits
        • 2+ years: a plan is made to restore forest
        • 5-10+ years: Trees replanted
        • Cycle last 3-4- years then restarts
    • Forest Stewardship Council
      • International Organisation
      • Educates manufacturer about sustainability
      • Aims to reduce demand for rare/valuable hardwoods
    • Developing Tourism
      • Destination for ecotourism
      • Source of income for local people
      • No damage to natural enviroment
    • World Wide Initiatives
      • Debt relief
        • Rain forests given monetary value
        • Countries paid to maintain them
        • Countries relieved of debt for retaining forests
      • Carbon Sinks
        • Gola Forest became National Forest
          • 75,000 ha park supported by European Commission
        • Help decrease global warming
    • Permanent Forest Estates and National Parks
      • Ensures survival of rain forest habitats and species
      • 10% of forested land has special conservation status
      • Protected areas
      • Land Surveys carried out in 1960s and 1970s
      • No developent or conversion
  • Permanent Forest Estates and National Parks
    • Ensures survival of rain forest habitats and species
    • 10% of forested land has special conservation status
    • Protected areas
    • Land Surveys carried out in 1960s and 1970s
    • No developent or conversion

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