Forest Management in Pakistan: A legal and Institutional Analysis (W-108)

Forest Management in Pakistan: A legal and Institutional Analysis (W-108)

Publication details

  • Saturday | 17 May, 2008
  • Moeed Yusuf
  • Working Papers
  • 31
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Introduction

Pakistan has witnessed excessive degradation of its already meager forest resources over the past few decades. A number of factors lie behind this development whose understanding is essential in order to identify a viable solution to the seemingly unstoppable decrease in forest cover. This paper seeks to provide an overview of forestry management in Pakistan, highlighting the major initiatives undertaken by the authorities to arrest forest degradation. Pointing to the major strengths and shortcomings in the initiatives and analyzing their impact could provide clues for improving the state of forest management in the country