CIFOR/Japan Research Project on “Rehabilitation of Degraded Tropical Forest Ecosystems”

CIFOR/Japan Research Project on “Rehabilitation of Degraded Tropical Forest Ecosystems”

Tropical forests are decreasing at the rate of 16.9 million hectares per year due mainly to clearing for agriculture and shifting cultivation. Moreover, timber harvesting results in more than 5 million hectares of tropical forest becoming secondary forests every year. CIFOR has a mission to contribute to the sustained well-being of people in developing countries, through collaborative strategic and applied research. CIFOR’s research on ‘Rehabilitation of Degraded Tropical Forest Ecosystems’ projects started in 1996. Seven institutions, including UNMUL-Indonesia, FCFUM-Argentina, PNGFRI-Papua New Guinea, INIA-Peru, UPM-Malaysia, KUFF-Thailand, and EMBRAPA-Brazil are collaborating in research on: (i) evaluation of forest harvesting impacts on the forest ecosystems, (ii) development of methods to rehabilitate logged-over forests and degraded forest lands, and (iii) development of silvicultural techniques on degraded forest lands.

Authors: Kobayashi, S.

Topic: degraded forests,rehabilitation,ecosystems,tropical forests,CIFOR

Publication Year: 1998

Source: Tropical Forestry 41: 22-33


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