Threats to forests and forest management

Sustainable forest management is an overarching goal that practically all countries accept. However, the road to sustainable forestry is lined with a number of challenges and threats, in most cases consequences of undesirable human impacts on the forest ecosystem.

This site introduces some key subject areas requiring focus and action by countries and other stakeholders.

The subject areas are not an exhaustive list of forest threats, but represent fields where FAO's efforts are concentrated. New items will be added as additional knowledge is prepared for online presentation.

last updated:  Tuesday, May 17, 2005