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Environmental Management

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 511–523 | Cite as

Forestry administration and policies in the Philippines

  • Eric L. Hyman
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Abstract

This article begins by summarizing the importance of the forestry sector in the Philippine economy It provides an overview of the multiplicity of Philippine governmental institutions involved in forestry in 1982 Then it discusses forestry laws in the country and concludes by examining fifteen critical forest policy issues: sustained yield management; area-specific logging bans; increased use of wood wastes; revision of forest charges; unprocessed log export ban; rationalization of the forest industry, acceleration of reforestation; protection of watersheds; recognition of the social dimensions of slash- and-burn agriculture; fuelwood supply; public land classification for forestry and agriculture, development of plantations for dendrothermal electricity; multiple-use management; preservation of mangrove areas, and improvements in administration and implementation.

Key words

Forest management Forest policy Philippines Logging laws Wood Processing Reforestation Slash- and-burn cultivation Conservation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric L. Hyman
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  1. 1.US Congress Office of Technology AssessmentWashington, DC

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