Criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management
Criteria and indicators at the forest management unit level
Forest management unit level criteria and indicators have been increasingly developed and implemented to complement national criteria.
The forest management unit level indicators depend on local, often site-specific, environmental factors such as forest type and topography, local economic and social considerations and priorities. These indicators may thus differ between individual forest areas in any one country, at any one time, in accordance with prevailing conditions, priorities and objectives of management.
The criteria at forest management unit level are likely to be identical or very similar to those defined at national level, although they are more flexible. Thus, they must be mutually compatible to help ensure complementarity over the country.
More informationCriteria and indicators tool box series. CIFOR 1999
IUCN Sustainable management in Central America, Proposal of Criteria and Indicators at the Forest Management Unit level (FMU)
Why are criteria and indicators important?