State of Forest and Tree Genetic Resources in New Caledonia












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Forestry Department
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations



Forest Genetic Resources Working Papers

Prepared for

The Regional Workshop on Forest and Tree Genetic Resources for Oceania
FAO/SPRIG (AusAID)/PREP/PIFTSP (SPC)
(Apia, Samoa, 12-16 April 1999)

by

C. Papineau

May 2002



Forest Resources development service


Forest Resources Division

Working paper FGR/33E

Forestry department

FAO, Rome, Italy

Disclaimer

Forest Genetic Resources Working Papers report on issues and activities related to the conservation, sustainable use and management of forest genetic resources. The purpose of these papers is to provide early information on ongoing activities and programmes, and to stimulate discussion.

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. Quantitative information regarding the status of forest resources has been compiled according to sources, methodologies and protocols identified and selected by the author, for assessing the diversity and status of genetic resources. For standardized methodologies and assessments on forest resources, please refer to FAO, 2001. State of the World's Forests 2001; FAO, 2001. Global Forest Resources Assesment 2000 (FRA2000). FAO Forestry Paper No. 140; and State of Forest and Tree Genetic Resources in the Pacific Islands & Sub-Regional Action Plan for their Conservation and Sustainable Use. Working Paper FGR/4E. Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific Islands, Apia, and Forest Resources Division, FAO, Rome, Italy. Official information can also be found at the FAO Internet site (http://www.fao.org/forestry/Forestry.asp).


Comments and feedback are welcome.

For further information please contact:

Pierre Sigaud
Forest Resources Division
Forestry Department, FAO
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome, Italy
Fax: + 39 06 5705 5137
E-mail: pierre.sigaud@fao.org

For citation:

Papineau, C. 2002. State of forest and tree genetic resources in New Caledonia. Prepared for the Regional Workshop on Forest and Tree Genetic Resources for Oceania, FAO/SPRIG (AusAID)/PREP/PIFTSP (SPC), Apia, Samoa, 12-16 April 1999. Forest Genetic Resources Working Paper, No. FGR/33E. Forest Resources Development Service, Forest Resources Division. FAO, Rome (unpublished).


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ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE TEXT

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Country profile
1.2 Vegetation
1.3 Land tenure
1.4 Policy and regulation
1.5 Socio-economic importance
1.6 Importance of forest genetic resources in New Caledonia

2. UTILIZATION OF FOREST GENETIC RESOURCES

3. CONSERVATION OF FOREST GENETIC RESOURCES

4. PAST AND PRESENT ACTIVITIES IN CONSERVATION, UTILIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF FOREST RESOURCES

5. IDENTIFICATION OF NATIONAL PRIORITIES

6. INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK

7. CONCLUSION

REFERENCES CITED AND OTHER LITERATURE USED

APPENDIXES

Appendix 1. Chronology of forest and environmental regulations and laws in New Caledonia
Appendix 2. Value and use of important species
Appendix 3. Management and location of important genetic resources by natural site and major species
Appendix 4. Major species, populations and their degree of management and security
Appendix 5. Conservation areas in New Caledonia
Appendix 6. Priority species for conservation, improvement or seed procurement and actions needed
Appendix 7. Institutions in New Caledonia active in the sphere of forest genetic resources
Appendix 8. Recent technical and scientific missions to New Caledonia
Appendix 9: Recommended actions for forest genetic resources in New Caledonia