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Title: Responses of timber concessionaires to selected policy instruments : the case of Peninsular Malaysia
Authors: Haji Othman, Mohd. Shahwahid
Abdul Ghani, Awang Noor
Keywords: FOREST CONSERVATION
TIMBER
ECONOMIC ASPECTS
FOREST RESOURCES
FORESTRY
LUMBER TRADE
FOREST POLICY
LOGGING
MALAYSIA
PAHANG
TERENGGANU
Date: 2002
Publisher: EEPSEA, IDRC Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Singapore, SG
Series/Report no.: EEPSEA research report series / IDRC. Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia; no. 2003-RR1
Abstract: This report investigates the characteristics and behaviour of logging concessionaires in Peninsular Malaysia. It highlights the aspects of these companies and their concessions that affect environmental performance. It finds that the companies are caught in a Catch-22 situation in which an increase in both harvesting rates and the number of trees left standing leads to more environmental damage in logging areas. The report suggests that the Malaysian government should introduce and encourage more environmental-friendly harvesting techniques, allow higher cutting intensities but with greater monitoring and control, and extend the cutting cycle to give the forests sufficient time to recuperate and regenerate.
Related URI : http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/handle/10625/45908
ISBN: 1-55250-033-0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/45907
Project Number: 003591
Project Title: EEPSEA (Economy and Environment Program for South East Asia) - Phase III
Access: Open Access
Copyright: IDRC
License: IDRC is copyright holder
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