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There are six New Caledonian institutions working in connection with forest resources (Appendix 7). Their staff are trained, competent and specialized, with many years of experience. There is some shortage of technicians, but the equipment is efficient and sufficient.

The large area of New Caledonia, the scattered nature of the forests, the difficult choice of appropriate stands, land tenure, competition with agricultural or industrial projects, and costs-all these complicate the roles and actions of the institutions.

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