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This Act makes provision, in 23 Chapters, for the management and conservation of forest resources of Liberia, defines ownership rights and other rights in forests, regulates commercial and other use of forests resources, provides for the protection of the environment and wildlife in forests, regulates the trade in forest products and provides for various other matters relative to forestry and wildlife.The Act defines the principles of forest management and conservation to be undertaken by the Forestry Development Authority. In granting Forest Management Contracts and Timber Sale Contracts, the Authority shall follow the requirements of the Public Procurement and Concessions Act and other applicable laws. The Authority shall manage all Forest Resources according to the National Forest Policy and the National Forest Management Strategy adopted pursuant to this Act and shall appoint a Forestry Management Advisory Committee. The Authority may grant various types of rights regarding exploitation and sale of forest resources. The Act further provides, among other things, for: ancillary rights to forestry exploitation rights; sustainable forestry and environmental rehabilitation; reforestation and afforestation; protected forest areas networks and wildlife conservation; the establishment and management of National Forests, National Parks, Nature Reserves, Strict Nature Reserves, Game Reserves, Controlled Hunting Areas and other protected areas; community forestry; rights of land owners; and trade in forest products.

Implemented by: Regulation on Bidder Qualifications (FDA Regulation 103-07). (2009-09-11)
Implemented by: Regulation on Benefit Sharing (FDA Regulation 106-07). (2009-09-11)
Implemented by: Regulation on Establishing a Chain of Custody System (FDA Regulation 108-07). (2009-09-11)
Implemented by: Regulation on Rights of Private Land Owners (FDA Regulation 110-07). (2009-09-11)
Implemented by: Regulation on Major Pre-Felling Operations under Forest Resources Licenses (FDA Regulation 105-07). (2009-09-11)
Implemented by: Regulation on Tender, Award, and Administration of Forest Management Contracts, Timber Sale Contracts, and Major Forest Use Permits (FDA Regulation 104-07). (2007-09-11)
Implemented by: Regulation on Forest Land Use Planning (FDA Regulation 102-07). (2009-09-11)
Implemented by: Regulation on Penalties (FDA Regulation 109-07). (2009-09-11)
Implemented by: Regulation on Forest Products Processing and Marketing (FDA Regulation No. 112-08). (2009-07-10)
Implemented by: Regulation on Public Participation in Promulgation of Regulations, Codes, and Manuals (FDA Regulation 101-07). (2007-09-11)
Implemented by: Regulation on Environmental Impact Assessment (FDA Regulation 113-08). (2009-12-01)
Implemented by: Regulation on Certain Forest Fees (FDA Regulation 107-07) (2009-09-11)
Implemented by: Regulation concerning Procedures to Access and Manage Funds on Behalf of Affected Communities by Community Forestry Development Committees (No. 111-10). (2011-01-10)
Amends: Act creating the Forestry Development Authority (FDA Act 1976). (1976-11-01)
Amends: National Forestry Law. (2000-04-06)

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