State of Forests of the Caucasus and Central Asia

Overview of Forests and Sustainable Forest Management in the Caucasus and Central Asia Region

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This study presents the forest resources and the forest sector of the region, including trends in, and pressures on the resource, to describe the policies and institutions for the forest sector in the region and to list the major challenges the sector faces, and the policy responses in place or planned. It is a cooperative effort by the author, the UNECE/FAO secretariat and national experts, done with the use of the best available data. It covers all dimensions of sustainable forest management and includes national profiles of all countries of the region.



Services and goods supplied by the forest

This section describes, and, to the extent possible, quantifies the goods and services provided by the forests of the Caucasus and Central Asia, based on the information collected for the national forests and forest sector overview. The sources for the data are given in the forests and forest sector overviews. In many cases, the data quality is quite low, but it is believed the overall picture is not misleading. No detailed quantitative analysis has been attempted.


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