Forest law enforcement
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- Forest law compliance and governance in tropical countries, FAO/ITTO, 2010 (E,F,S).
A region-by-region assessment of the status of forest law compliance and governance in the tropics, and recommendations for improvement
- Best practices for improving law compliance in the forest sector. FAO Forestry Paper 145. FAO/ITTO, 2005. (E, F, S, R).
FAO in cooperation with ITTO published a set of best practices for improving forest law compliance with the goal of distilling available knowledge that decision makers could follow to reduce illegal operations in the forest sector. It is the first study of its kind to present a comprehensive and critical assessment of the rich experiences being acquired to fight forest crime and the lessons learnt for promoting good governance in the forest sector. The report, which was published in November 2005, is based on eleven country case studies from Asia, Latin America and Africa.
- Reforming government policies and the fight against forest crime. Proceedings, Expert Meeting Rome, 14-16 January 2002. (E)
These published documents are available in forestry libraries worldwide. The list of FAO Depository Libraries and the FAO Publication Catalogue may both be accessed through the FAO home page.
Hard copies of the above publications may be obtained on written request by sending an e-mail to FOfirstname.lastname@example.org
- Meeting the challenge of timber legality verification
- Forest governance and climate-change mitigation
The case studies listed below were produced by different authors for the compilation of best practices for improving law compliance in the forest sector published jointly by FAO. The opinions expressed by the authors of the case studies do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO or the International Tropicl Timber Organization (ITTO).
- Barriers to legality in the forest sector of Honduras and Nicaragua. Overseas Development Institute (ODI)/FAO. 2003.
- Strategies to reduce legal barriers in the forest sector (FAO/Global Witness), 2003
- La producción forestal no controlada en Honduras: ¿Qué es? ¿Cuánta es? ¿Y cuánto cuesta? Unas respuestas preliminares.
- Los Impactos de la Producción Forestal No Controlada en Honduras.
For further information please contact:
Forest Policy Service (FOEP)
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