publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Global progress toward sustainable forest management

MacDicken, Kenneth G.; Sola, Phosiso; Hall, John E.; Sabogal, Cesar; Tadoum, Martin; de Wasseige, Carlos;
  • Published: 01 Sep 2015
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract Sustainable forest management (SFM) is many things to many people – yet a common thread is the production of forest goods and services for the present and future generations. The promise of sustainability is rooted in the two premises; first that ecosystems have the potential to renew themselves and second that economic activities and social perceptions or values that define human interaction with the environment are choices that can be modified to ensure the long term productivity and health of the ecosystem. SFM addresses a great challenge in matching the increasing demands of a growing human population while maintaining ecological functions of health...
free text keywords: Forestry, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Nature and Landscape Conservation, Forest management, Ecology, Forest inventory, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Certified wood, Sustainable forest management, Sustainability, Forest ecology, Ecoforestry, Intact forest landscape, Biology, SFM, Forest policy, Forest management planning, National forest inventory, Forest certification
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