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Legal vs. certified timber: Preliminary impacts of forest certification in Cameroon

Cerutti, Paolo; Tacconi, Luca; Nasi, Robert; Lescuyer, Guillaume

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The concept of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) has a pivotal role for both the Cameroonian legal framework and market-based instruments such as forest certification. We assess the different impacts on timber harvesting of the forest legal framework as compared to the adoption of forest certification, on the ten Forest Management Unit (FMUs) that had received a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification by mid-2009, and discuss some differences between legal and certified timber. Results...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/57464
Source: Forestry Policy and Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2010.11.005

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