Forestry Logging Books

  • Loggers, Donors and Resource Owners: Papua New Guinea Country Study

    The forest sector in Papua NewGuinea, well-endowed with tropical forest, mostly held under customary title by the local people, is in a mess. The national policy process centres on a struggle between the logging industries and donor agencies for the hearts and minds of the resource owners. The problems and opportunities in establishing common ...

  • Best practices for improving law compliance in the forest sector (English)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersForest law compliance is attracting increased attention in the international forest policy arena as significant volumes of timber are illegally felled, processed and traded every year. Illegal logging and associated trade are a complex issue with far-reaching environmental, social and economic consequences. Various ...

  • Developing Legal Tools for Citizen Empowerment: Social responsibility agreements in Ghana’s forestry sector

    This paper looks at a legal arrangement for enabling forest communities in Ghana to better participate in the benefits generated by timber activities. In Ghana, legislation requires logging firms to commit a portion of their financial resources towards the provision of social amenities to local forest communities. Logging firms must perform this ...

  • Illegal Logging Law Enforcement Livelihoods and the Timber Trade

    Illegal logging is massively widespread - more than 50 per cent of all timber in some countries - and hugely damaging, yet how can it be tackled without causing poverty in local communities? Written by the world's foremost experts, this book examines the key issues including law and enforcement, supply and demand, corruption, forest certification, ...

  • Production, Privatisation and Preservation in Papua New Guinea Forestry

    Papua New Guinea's forests represent an enormous timber resource and a globally significant storehouse of carbon and biological diversity. The future of this resource has been the focus of heated debate in recent years. Positions are polarised on a range of issues, from basic questions such as whether any further logging should be allowed in Papua ...

  • Small and Medium forest enterprise: China, A discussion paper

    There are 5 other country discussion papers in this series. For the set, quote order code, 9546IIED.Forest enterprise in China has been dominated over the recent past by the State. But the 1990s movement towards a market-based economy saw a rapid growth in non-state enterprise, particularly in the secondary and tertiary processing industries. ...

  • Best practices for improving law compliance in the forest sector (Russian version) (Ru)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersForest law compliance is attracting increased attention in the international forest policy arena as significant volumes of timber are illegally felled, processed and traded every year. Illegal logging and associated trade are a complex issue with far-reaching environmental, social and economic consequences. Various ...

  • Growing Plantation Forests

    Plantation forests are grown to supply wood and to provide environmental benefits, such as waste disposal, rehabilitation of degraded sites, enhancement of regional biodiversity and reduction of logging in native forests. In a highly readable fashion, this book describes the scientific principles which are used throughout the world to ensure ...

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