Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission: Development of National-Level Criteria and Indicators for the Sustainable Management of Dry Forests of Asia: Workshop Report













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Bhopal, India
30 November - 3 December 1999

RAP PUBLICATION 2000/07

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok, Thailand
June 2000

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Cover photo: Typical dry forest type in Maharashtra State, India

Note: This photo is the left hand portion of the scene portrayed in the photo used in the accompanying volume containing the Background Papers. When these two photos are put together, the entire scene can be viewed.

Photo credit: M. Kashio

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Senior Forestry Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
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© FAO 2000
ISBN 974-7946-04-1


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ACRONYMS

INTRODUCTION

OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED OUTPUTS OF THE WORKSHOP

INAUGURAL SESSION

OVERVIEW AND BACKGROUND SESSION

RESULTS

Review of Country Initiatives and Activities in Developing and Implementing Criteria and Indicators for the Sustainable Management of Dry Forests
Set of National-level Criteria and Indicators for the Sustainable Management of Dry Forests in Asia
Follow-up Plan of Action for Further Development and Implementation

FIELD TRIP

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

ANNEX 1: LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

ANNEX 2: WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

ANNEX 3: LIST OF TECHNICAL PAPERS, DISCUSSION PAPERS AND COUNTRY REPORTS PRESENTED AT THE WORKSHOP

ANNEX 4: REGIONAL INITIATIVE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, ASSESSMENT AND MEASUREMENT OF NATIONAL-LEVEL CRITERIA AND INDICATORS FOR THE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF DRY FORESTS IN ASIA

ANNEX 5: STEPS RECOMMENDED FOR FACILITATING THE DEVELOPMENT, ASSESSMENT AND MEASUREMENT OF NATIONAL-LEVEL CRITERIA AND INDICATORS FOR THE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF DRY FORESTS IN ASIA

ANNEX 6: DEFINITIONS AND BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN RELATION TO CRITERIA AND INDICATORS