By Prof. Rodolphe Schlaepfer, Dr. Chris Elliott (auth.), Klaus von Gadow, Timo Pukkala, Margarida Tomé (eds.)
During its 200-year background the idea that of sustainable wooded area surroundings administration has been the item of clinical and political dialogue, with various levels of depth - promoted with vehement fervour during times of social or financial difficulty, and not more intensely in periods of balance. This quantity, which varieties a part of the booklet sequence Managing wooded area Ecosystems, provides cutting-edge contributions awarded via nine major authors from North the US, Europe, Australia, and Southern Africa. If technical wisdom is a constraint to the implementation of sustainable administration, this ebook includes a wealth of knowledge that may be precious to scholars and practitioners alike. the explicit objective readership contains corporation administration, the criminal and coverage setting, and forestry directors. This book's distinct characteristic is its holistic technique which include ecological, socio-political, and bushes offer issues.
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Despite internationally accepted criteria, sustainable forest management has had severe limitations in its application, and many questions are still open. , 1996). Management can often provide at least ecological improvements, rather than solutions for sustainability. Where management for sustainable development is truly possible, the cases should be described and used as models (Fig. 1). Managing forest and landscape resources for sustainable development: • Tends towards sustainable use of ecosystem resources • Is holistic • Is ecosystem based • Has a landscape perspective • Fixes multiple objectives • Is integrating • Includes participation • Is based on monitoring • Is adaptive • Is based on sound science and good judgement • Takes cognitive, emotional and moral reactions into account • Is based on the precautionary principle Figure 1.
This involves tracking the certified material through log transport and processing, shipping and further processing. The result of these two processes is a label on a product that can be identified by a consumer. The first certification was carried out in Indonesia in November 1990 by the Smartwood programme of the Rainforest Alliance, an NGO based in New York. Since then, certification has developed rapidly, and by June 1999 over 15 million hectares of forests in 26 countries had been certified (FSC 1999).
Managing for a unique commodity is no longer an appropriate objective; objectives are based on a variety of issues corresponding to the identified ecological, economic, and social needs, or in other words, to the different functions of the ecosystems in the landscape. This situation suggests that an immediate priority is the need to strengthen multiple criteria decision making affecting land-use and therefore the need to manage with multiple objectives concerning ecological, economic, and social issues.
Sustainable Forest Management by Prof. Rodolphe Schlaepfer, Dr. Chris Elliott (auth.), Klaus von Gadow, Timo Pukkala, Margarida Tomé (eds.)