Rap Publication 2003/22

Rap Publication 2003/22

ASIA-PACIFIC FORESTRY COMMISSION

State of forestry in
Asia and the Pacific - 2003
Status, changes and trends

Chris Brown and Patrick B. Durst
 
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bangkok, 2003
 

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The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion 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.


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Cover photos: Masakazu Kashio

Authors:

Chris Brown is a consulting associate of Chris Perley and Associates, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Patrick B. Durst is Senior Forestry Officer, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

For copies of the report, write to:

Patrick B. Durst
Senior Forestry Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
39 Phra Atit Road
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
Tel: (66-2) 697 4000
Fax: (66-2) 697 4445
Email: Patrick.Durst@fao.org

© FAO 2003
ISBN 974-7946-50-5


Table of Contents


Foreword

Acknowledgements

Acronyms

Introduction

Forest resources

Overview
Forest inventories
Fires, pests and diseases

Natural forests

Forest areas and conversion of forests to other land uses and deforestation
Promotion of sustainable management in natural forests
Progress in the development and implementation of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management
Forest research on sustainable management
Forest harvesting, forest concessions and logging restrictions

Forest plantations

Extent and rate of expansion
Tree improvement and other biotechnology programmes
Supporting forest plantation establishment

Forest policy, legislation and planning

National forest policies
Strategies and mechanisms to implement forest policies
Forest legislation

Forestry institutions

Forestry institutions and institutional restructuring
Research and education

Economic aspects of forestry utilization

Harvest
Forest products and industry
Domestic and international markets

Social aspects of forest utilization

Environmental aspects of forest utilization

International cooperation and support

International conventions and agreements
International cooperation

Conclusions

Literature cited

Appendices

Appendix 1: Basic data on countries and areas
Appendix 2: Forest resources 2000
Appendix 3: Change in forest area 1990-2000

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