SUSTAINABLE USE AND CONSERVATION OF FORESTS: EXPERIENCES FROM LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA

STRATEGIES AND FINANCIAL MECHANISMS FOR
SUSTAINABLE USE AND CONSERVATION OF FORESTS:

EXPERIENCES FROM LATIN AMERICA AND ASIA






RAP PUBLICATION 2009/21

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific





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Cover design: Apinya Petcharat

Photo captions and credits (Clockwise from the top):
Log barge in Indonesia (Photo: Patrick Durst)
Ecotourism Sepolik Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, Malaysia (Photo: Kenichi Shono)
Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT) demonstration site of the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction, Philippines, demonstrating techniques for control of soil and water erosion (Photo: Patrick Durst)
Agroforestry pepper intercropped with Gliricidia sepium at the Baptist Rural Life Center, Mindanao, Philippines (Photo: Patrick Durst)
Bamboo an important non-wood forest product (Photo: Masakazu Kashio)
Waterfall outside Luang Prabang, Laos (Photo: Masakazu Kashio)

For copies write to:
Patrick B. Durst
Senior Forestry Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
39 Phra Atit Road
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
E-mail: Patrick.Durst@fao.org

Printed and published in Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract

In the last two decades, interest in financing sustainable forest management has been gathering momentum. However, most of the approaches have yet to be mainstreamed, and remain either as ideas or experimental in the Asia-Pacific region. On the other hand, some countries, particularly those in Latin America, have seen more innovative ideas already being implemented. What are the circumstances and why is the momentum greater in that part of the world? It is worth exploring. It is equally important to evaluate the work in Asia - who is doing what - to make the information more readily available and to share experiences which would help strengthen the initiatives. This book documents and compares developments in the two regions, and assesses some of the ongoing developments in financing sustainable forest management. Their experiences and analyses should be of interest to practitioners everywhere concerned with sustainable forest management.