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PERSPECTIVES OF FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE IN THE REGION: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FORESTRY OUTLOOK STUDY FOR AFRICA (FOSA)








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    FORESTRY OUTLOOK STUDY FOR AFRICA - Subregional Report - Central Africa 2003
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    This report provides an overview of the long-term trends in forestry in Central Africa in the context of current and emerging economic, social, institutional and technological changes in the subregion, as well as outside influences. Central Africa is the most forest-rich subregion in Africa and is thus a major object of divergent and conflicting interests. In recent years it has become the foremost source of tropical timber in Africa. As the second largest block of tropical forest in the wor ld, it is also critical in conserving biological diversity and mitigating global climate change.
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    Forestry Outlook Study for Africa
    Regional report - opportunities and challenges towards 2020
    2003
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    This regional report on the Forestry Outlook Study for Africa provides an overview of the potentials and challenges for enhancing the contribution of the forest sector to Africa's sustainable development, taking into account the policy and institutional, demographic, economic, technological and environmental chages. Examining the impact of the driving forces and probable scenarios, it gives an indication of what may happen up to the year 2020 if the present trends persist. The priorities and str ategies to enhance the forest sector's contribution to societal welfare are also discussed.
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    IMPLEMENTING PROPOSALS FOR ACTION OF THE IPF/IFF
    WORKSHOP ON STRENGTHENING REGIONAL ACTION – IMPLEMENTATION OF THE IPF/IFF PROPOSALS
    2004
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    The international forest community, through sustained dialogue over the last ten years, has achieved a great deal. These positive results build on the forest outcomes of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED): the Forest Principles1, relevant chapters of Agenda 21, and the conventions covering biological diversity, climate change and desertification. 2. The dialogue is continuing in the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) with efforts now focusing on the im plementation of sustainable forest management through nearly three hundred proposals for action. In this regard, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) that FAO chairs is playing a key role. Its fourteen members, comprised of international organizations, institutions and secretariats, are enhancing cooperation and coordination within and outside the forest sector at global, regional and national levels like at no time in the past. 3. Despite these and other positive developments, de forestation and forest degradation are continuing at alarming rates, especially in tropical developing countries. As worrisome is the fact that the environmental, economic, social and cultural aspects of forests are still too often dealt with in an uncoordinated fashion. Thus, the forest community must strengthen its collaboration with partners, including those outside the sector, to bring about needed change.

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