n Southern African Forestry Journal - Sustainable forest management in South Africa : government perspective : guest editorial

Volume 2002, Issue 193
  • ISSN : 0038-2167



The Government is committed to the sustainable management of South Africa's forests. In 1998 the Government published the National Forests Act, 1998 (Act No. 84 of 1998). Section 3 of the National Forests Act (NFA) recommends the development of a set of Principles, Criteria, Indicators and Standards (P, C, I & S's) for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). The Government will use the PCI&S to monitor progress towards sustainable forest management and may set minimum regulatory standards for forestry.

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