Belize CRITERIA AND INDICATORS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT

Chun, Angel V. (2005) Belize CRITERIA AND INDICATORS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT. Technical Report.

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on the status of the application of the Lepaterique Process of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management in Belize. The level of involvement has been largely theoretical and much is needed on the practical side. Efforts at sustainable forest management are sporadic and uncoordinated and for the most part these take place only when funds are available, usually through external funding. The most notable effort is the Forest Planning and Management Project of 1992–1998, which provided clear operational procedures. Unfortunately, these procedures were not followed after the closure of the project. Lack of funding from central government or perhaps lack of the ability of the forest department to get the needed support from government is largely responsible for this situation.This paper reports on the status of the application of the Lepaterique Process of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management in Belize. The level of involvement has been largely theoretical and much is needed on the practical side. Efforts at sustainable forest management are sporadic and uncoordinated and for the most part these take place only when funds are available, usually through external funding. The most notable effort is the Forest Planning and Management Project of 1992–1998, which provided clear operational procedures. Unfortunately, these procedures were not followed after the closure of the project. Lack of funding from central government or perhaps lack of the ability of the forest department to get the needed support from government is largely responsible for this situation.

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
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      Publisher: El Mecanismo
      Subjects: (A) Biodiversity > (AH) Plants
      (C) Ecosystems > (CC) Terrestrial > (CCA) Broad-Leaved Forest
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3A) Government Departments
      Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2015 10:40
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 10:40
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1516

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