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Impacts and Effectiveness of Logging Bans in Natural Forests: Thailand

At the seventeenth session the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC), member countries requested FAO to implement a study of the efficacy of removing natural forests from timber production as a strategy for conserving forests. The objectives were to: • investigate past and current experiences of Asia-Pacific countries in removing natural forests from timber production as a strategy for conserving forests; • assess the policy, economic, environmental, and social implications of implementing logging bans and other timber harvesting restrictions; and • identify conditions necessary for the successful implementation of logging bans or likely to enhance successful implementation. The APFC requested the study to better understand the role of logging bans and similar restrictions on timber harvesting imposed to conserve natural forests. Such actions have been taken by many countries in the region and are under consideration by several others in the face of continuing deforestation and increased emphasis on forest conservation.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Environment and natural resources policy and administration
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Forest protection support
  • Logging and timber
  • Sustainable use forest
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
Copyright Yes
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All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without the permission of the copyright owner. Applications for such permission, with a statement of the purpose and extent of the reproduction, should be addressed to the Senior Forestry Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, 39 Phra Atit Road, Bangkok, Thailand. Permission requested.

Version / Edition 2001
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Senior Forestry Officer FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific 39 Phra Atit Road Bangkok 10200 Thailand Tel: (66-2) 697 4000 Fax: (66-2) 697 4445 Email:

Author (individual) Sureeratna Lakanavichian
ISBN number 974-7946-09-2
Publication place Bangkok, Thailand
Publisher Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Publication date 2001
General note

This is a part of the report entitled, "Forests Out of Bounds: Impacts and Effectiveness of Logging Bans in Natural Forests in Asia-Pacific" RAP PUBLICATION 2001/08.

Keywords V4MF,FLEGT,logging ban
Date uploaded June 22, 2018, 16:18 (UTC)
Date modified October 19, 2018, 17:31 (UTC)