Statements from FAO's Director-General and the King of Nepal, profiles of mountain issues and activities from countries such as Bolivia, Italy, Kyrgyzstan and Peru, and information on mountain forests, tropical cloud forests and sacred mountains complete Unasylva's foray into the mountains.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002Switzerland, Chile, Peru, Australia, Jamaica, Bolivia, China, Iran, Russia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Tanzania, Ecuador, Argentina, India, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil
Library ResourceLegislationJamaica, Americas, Caribbean
This Act provides for coastal zone management in Jamaica and declares all rights in and over the foreshore of Jamaica and the floor of the sea to be vested in the Crown (sect. 3). Any person who is the owner or occupier of any land adjoining any part of the foreshore and any member of his family and any private guest of his shall be entitled to use that part of the foreshore adjoining his land for private domestic purposes, that is to say, for bathing, fishing, and other like forms of recreation and as a means of access to the sea for such purposes (sect. 4).
Library ResourceLegislationJamaica, Americas, Caribbean
This Act makes provision with respect to the promotion of prudent, effective and efficient management in Executive Agencies and the provision of appropriate mechanisms for proper management, accountability and transparency in the operations of Executive Agency. Executive agencies are public bodies designated by the Minister. Bodies designated as Executive Agencies include: the Management Institute for National Development; the National Environment and Planning Agency; and the National Land Agency. Every Executive Agency shall have its management scheme as set out in this Act.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2015Kenya, Bangladesh, Japan, Zambia, Vietnam, Tanzania, Ecuador, Jamaica, Ethiopia
This booklet presents the key messages of FAO on climate change and food security. It includes a synthesis of the most recent support provided by FAO to countries to face the impacts of climate change. It also brings together the most relevant knowledge on climate change including tools and methodologies FAO can offer to countries to report on their greenhouse gas emissions coming from the agriculture, livestock and forestry sectors.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1997Honduras, Belize, Chile, Germany, Peru, Guatemala, Jamaica, Canada, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama, South Africa, Turkey, Italy, Ecuador, Argentina, Bahamas, Mexico, Brazil, Cuba
The present issue of Forest Genetic Resources (FGR) goes to press immediately following the Eleventh World Forestry Congress held in Turkey 13-22 October 1997, which more than 4000 colleagues from 145 countries attended. In regard to the conservation and use of forest genetic resources, the Congress, in its deliberations and report, stressed that action to conserve, manage, sustainably utilize and enhance forest genetic resources is an urgent priority.
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
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.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2017Jamaica
The Vision of the Forest Policy is that: by 2062, Jamaica’s forests and its biodiversity are sufficiently restored and sustainably managed, so once again the island can adequately be described as “the land of wood and water”, capable of meeting the social, economic and ecological needs of current and future generations.
Library ResourceRegulationsJamaica, Americas, Caribbean
Regulations to implement provisions of the Forests Act and to provide for various other matters.The 74 regulations are placed under the following headings: Preliminary (regs. 1-4); Forest roads (regs. 5-12); Forest fires (regs. 13-17); Trespass (regs. 18-29); Enforcement (regs. 30-39); Community catchment areas (regs. 40-45); Private forestry (regs. 46-52); Leases of forest estates (regs. 53-58); Forest recreation (regs. 59-61); General (regs. 62-74).Regulation 4 defines the contents of a forest management plan in the sense of section 8 of the Act.
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.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 1999Jamaica
The Jamaica National Environmental Action Plan (JANEAP) is a national Plan with a multi-sectoral approach. The duration of the Plan is 3 years between 1999 and 2002. The main objective of the Plan is to ensure good environmental planning and management to contribute to the sustainable development.Regarding the biological resources, forestry, watershed management, protected areas and oceans the Plan provides for different actions to be taken. A Fisheries Management Plan and an Ocean and Coastal Zone Policy will be prepared and implemented.
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