RAP PUBLICATION 2005/13

RAP PUBLICATION 2005/13

Helping Forests Take Cover

On forest protection, increasing forest cover and future approaches to reforesting degraded tropical landscapes in Asia and the Pacific

Compiled by David Lamb

with contributions from:

Ang Lai Hoe, Domingo T. Bacalla, Sharon Brown, Steve Elliott, Shigeo Kobayashi, Ani Adiwinata Nawir, Nguyen Hoang Nghia, Park Dong Kyun, Raja Barizan Raja Sulaiman, Tint Lwin Thaung, Irsyal Yasman, I. Nyomman Yuliarsana and Yap Sau Wai

Edited by: V. Poopathy, S. Appanah and P. B. Durst.
Design & Layout by: Ishmael Sheo.


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

REGIONAL CENTRE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bangkok 2005
 
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On forest protection, increasing forest cover and future approaches to reforesting degraded tropical landscapes in Asia and the Pacific 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.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without the permission of the copyright owner. Applications for such permission, with a statement of the purpose and extent of the reproduction, should be addressed to the Senior Forestry Officer, FAO, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, 39 Phra Atit Road, Bangkok, Thailand.

@ FAO 2005

ISBN No: 974-7946-74-2

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
E-mail: Patrick.Durst@fao.org


Contents

Foreword

Deforestation rages on

Miracle trees and landscape simplification

Exploring alternative forms of reforestation

The good, the bad and the ugly: successes and failures in reforestation

Difficulties in reforestation

A matter of cost

Whither social benefits?

Embracing more stakeholders: reforestation of the future

Reforestation and rehabilitation constraints

Creating support for farm and community forestry

Secondary forest management: the unrecognised opportunities

Fire: the burning question

Conclusions

References

Acknowledgements

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