State of Forest and Tree Genetic Resources in Zambia












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Forestry Department
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Forest Genetic Resources Working Papers

Prepared for

The Second Regional Training Workshop on Conservation, Management and Sustainable Utilization of Forest Genetic Resources for Eastern and Southern African Countries

6-10 December 1999, Nairobi, Kenya

and updated for

The SADC Regional Workshop on Forest and Tree Genetic Resources

5-9 June 2000, Arusha, Tanzania

Based on the work of

P.M. Sekeli and M. Phiri

May 2002

Forest Resources development service


Forest Resources Division

Working paper FGR/31E

Forestry department

FAO, Rome, Italy


Disclaimer

The Forest Genetic Resources Working Papers report on issues and activities in related to the conservation, sustainable use and management of forest genetic resources. The purpose of these papers is to provide early information on on-going 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 authors, 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; and to FAO, 2001. Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000 (FRA2000). FAO Forestry Paper No 140. 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, Forestry Officer (Forest Genetic Resources)
Forest Resources Division
Forestry Department
FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, Italy
Fax: + 39 06 570 55 137
Email: pierre.sigaud@fao.org
For quotation:

Sekeli, P.M. and Phiri, M. 2002. State of Forest and Tree Genetic Resources in Zambia. Prepared for the Second Regional Training Workshop on Forest Genetic Resources for Eastern and Southern African Countries 6-10 December 1999, Nairobi, Kenya; and updated for the SADC Regional Workshop on forest and tree genetic resources, 5-9 June 2000, Arusha, Tanzania. Forest Genetic Resources Working Papers, Working Paper FGR/31E. Forest Resources Development Service, Forest Resources Division. FAO, Rome, Italy (unpublished).


Table of Contents


1. INTRODUCTION

2. STATUS OF FOREST RESOURCES IN ZAMBIA

2.1. VEGETATION TYPES

2.1.1. Closed forests

2.1.1.1. Dry evergreen forests
2.1.1.2. Dry deciduous forests
2.1.1.3. Montane forests
2.1.1.4. Swamp forests
2.1.1.5. Riparian forests

2.1.2. Woodlands (or open forests)

2.1.2.1. Miombo woodland
2.1.2.2. Kalahari woodland
2.1.2.3. Mopane woodland
2.1.2.4. Munga (or savanna woodland)

2.1.3. Termitaria
2.1.4. Grasslands

2.2. SPECIES DIVERSITY
2.3. PLANTATION FORESTS

3. UTILIZATION OF MAIN TREE SPECIES IN ZAMBIA

4. IDENTIFICATION OF THREATS

5. INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK

5.1. INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED IN FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
5.2. POLICY ON SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT

6. FOREST GENETIC RESOURCE CONSERVATION

6.1. IN SITU CONSERVATION
6.2. EX SITU CONSERVATION

7. THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES

8. PROPOSAL FOR REGIONAL CO-OPERATION

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES

APPENDICES

Appendix 1: List of abbreviations and acronyms
Appendix 2: Value and uses of important target species in Zambia
Appendix 3: Summary of botanical reserves in Zambia
Appendix 4: Management and location of genetic resources by natural site and species
Appendix 5: Level of security and nature of threats to the integrity of genetic resources of priority species