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A great number of individuals and organisations contributed to the development of the Code of Practice for Forest Harvesting in Asia-Pacific. The Code was developed over a two-year period, with maximum effort to involve as many interested organisations and individuals as possible.

Numerous national and sub-national codes of forest harvesting and timber harvesting practices from around the world were reviewed during the development of this Code. In addition, the FAO Model Code of Forest Harvesting Practice and the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Forest Work were extensively consulted. Many of the codes and associated guidelines developed by countries in the South Pacific sub-region were also highly relevant in guiding the preparation of this Code. These included: Fiji Code of Logging Practice, Code of Conduct for Logging of Indigenous Forests in Selected South Pacific Countries, Code of Logging Practice for Vanuatu, Draft Reduced Impact Logging Guidelines for Vanuatu, Silvicultural Prescriptions for Vanuatu, Solomon Islands Code of Practice for Timber Harvesting, and the Papua New Guinea Logging Code of Practice.

Nearly all member countries of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission provided staff and financial inputs to ensure that the Code of Practice for Forest Harvesting in Asia-Pacific was developed effectively. The Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and Estate Crops (MOFEC), which served as Task Manager of the APFC ad hoc Working Group on Sustainable Forest Management charged with developing this Code, deserves special acknowledgement. MOFEC hosted two workshops to discuss the drafting of the Code and provided excellent coordination and Secretariat support for its development.

The contributions of the following organisations are also gratefully acknowledged:

Government of Japan (through the Japan International Forestry Promotion and Cooperation Centre (JIFPRO)), which funded workshops, consultations in countries, and the Task Manager's Secretariat.

Government of Australia (through its Department of Primary Industries and Energy and Department of the Environment), which provided funding for drafting the Code.

FAO, which provided logistical support and financial assistance to workshop participants and the Secretariat.

Government of the United States of America (through the USDA Forest Service), which funded workshop participants.

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), which funded various activities and provided logistical support.

Margules Pöyry, which provided consulting services.

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