This publication presents the analysis of the global status of forest policy documents and national forest programme documents as of May 2011, with a view to map their existence and age as well as main characteristics of contents of these documents. The objectives were to: - Compile national forest policy documents and NFP documents world-wide, to create a forest policy database and make the documents available online. - Analyse the existence and content of national forest policy and NFP documents.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2012Algeria, Dominica, Honduras, Chile, Ukraine, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Indonesia, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Finland, Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic, South Africa, Kiribati, Uganda, Haiti, Italy, Tanzania, Botswana, Argentina, India, Chad, Lebanon
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014Dominica, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Suriname, Saint Lucia, Guyana, Barbados, Caribbean
Without human intervention the countries of the Caribbean would be covered in dense tropical forests. The higher the annual rainfall, the higher the trees grow. However, the reality is that especially on the islands of the Caribbean most of the original forest cover has been removed for agriculture and housing purposes. Land use is not static, and so for example, the expansion of the banana industry increased the rate of deforestation on several islands.
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