Management of Protected Forest Reserves

Forest Management Plans

Forests provide essential functions and services to the local community and the country at large, conserving and protecting biodiversity, social and livelihood wellbeing. Zambia has adopted a participatory approach to forest management allowing community based natural resource management in respect to forest management between the Forestry Department whose function is to control, manage, conserve and administer Local and National Forests, promoting partnership with communities and civil society organizations. This forest management approach is driven by the need to promote sustainable use and management of forests across the country and reduce forest degradation and deforestation. The high demand for forest resource products and services due to increase in human population, and the ever-changing environmental conditions have highlighted the need to hasten the partnership approach to the management of forests in a planned manner.

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