Forest Management Working Paper N. 31


Management Practices for the Protection of Forest Reserves

The Case of Kalahari Sand Teak Forest Reserves in Western Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

 

Based on the work by

John Mudekwe
Consultant,

Zimbabwe
February 2007


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Mr Froylán Castañeda
Forestry Officer (Tropical Forest Management)
Forest Resources Development Service
Forest Management Division
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For quotation:

FAO (2007). Management practices for the protection of forest reserves: the Case of Kalahari Sand teak forest reserves in western Zimbabwe. Based on the work by John Mudekwe. Forest Management Working Paper FM/31. Forest Resources Development Service, Forest Management Division. FAO, Rome (unpublished).

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Contents


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ACRONYMS, SYMBOLS, ABBREVIATIONS AND CONVERSION FACTORS USED IN THE DOCUMENT

PREFACE

SUMMARY

1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

2. OBJECTIVES OF THE CASE STUDY

3. MANAGEMENT OF PROTECTED KALAHARI SAND TEAK FORESTS
3.1 Management objectives

4. PRODUCTS OBTAINED THROUGH FOREST MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES
4.1 Commercial timber
4.2 Wildlife
4.3 Non-wood products
4.4 Grazing

5. CASE STUDY AREA
5.1 Location, climate, geology and soils

6. VEGETATION
6.1 Composition and structure
6.2 Functioning
6.3 Phenology
6.4 Plant production

7. PAST AND PRESENT STATUS OF PROTECTED FORESTS

8. STAKEHOLDERS AND THEIR PARTICIPATION IN FOREST MANAGEMENT

9. FOREST MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
9.1 The protected forests estate
9.2 Forest management approaches
9.3 Forest management plans
9.4 Management activities

10. TOOLS USED FOR PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

11. COSTS INCURRED IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MANAGEMENT

12. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
12.1 Fire
12.2 Timber exploitation
12.3 Wildlife management
12.4 Forest inventories
12.5 Research activities
12.6 Community participation

13. CONCLUSIONS

14. CONSTRAINTS AND SHORTCOMINGS

15. LESSONS LEARNT AND REASONS FOR SUCCESS

16. RECOMMENDATIONS

17. BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES

18. APPENDICES
1. Summary information on protected forests of western Zimbabwe
2. Example of a fire report form – Gwampa forest.
3. Volume summaries for Baikiaea plurijuga, Guibourtia coleosperma and Pterocarpus angolensis from forest inventories in 1991 and 1996

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