RAP PUBLICATION 2005/13
Helping Forests Take Cover
On forest protection, increasing forest cover and future approaches to reforesting degraded tropical landscapes in Asia and the Pacific
Compiled by David Lamb
with contributions from:
Ang Lai Hoe, Domingo T. Bacalla, Sharon Brown, Steve Elliott, Shigeo Kobayashi, Ani Adiwinata Nawir, Nguyen Hoang Nghia, Park Dong Kyun, Raja Barizan Raja Sulaiman, Tint Lwin Thaung, Irsyal Yasman, I. Nyomman Yuliarsana and Yap Sau Wai
Edited by: V. Poopathy, S. Appanah and P. B. Durst.
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL CENTRE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
On forest protection, increasing forest cover and future approaches to reforesting degraded tropical landscapes in Asia and the Pacific The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
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@ FAO 2005
ISBN No: 974-7946-74-2
For copies of the report, write to:
Patrick B. Durst
Senior Forestry Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
39 Phra Atit Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand.
Tel: (66-2) 697-4000
Fax: (66-2) 697-4445
E-mail: [email protected]
Deforestation rages on
Miracle trees and landscape simplification
Exploring alternative forms of reforestation
The good, the bad and the ugly: successes and failures in reforestation
Difficulties in reforestation
A matter of cost
Whither social benefits?
Embracing more stakeholders: reforestation of the future
Reforestation and rehabilitation constraints
Creating support for farm and community forestry
Secondary forest management: the unrecognised opportunities
Fire: the burning question