n Southern African Forestry Journal - Forest certification in South Africa : guest editorial comment




Extracted from text ... Southern African Forestry Journal - No. 206, March 2006 1 Guest Editorial Comment Forest certification in South Africa BACKGROUND There has been much interest in the sustainable management of natural resources since the publication in 1980 of the World Conservation Strategy. This is reflected in the number of intergovernmental, international non-governmental and country-level initiatives to address sustainable resource issues. From a forestry perspective, the most significant was the international acceptance of the Forest Principles - a non-legally binding authoritative statement of principles for a global consensus on the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests - ..


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