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Policy & Legislation

National Forestry Council has approved the National Forest Policy in 1977 and certified by the National Land Council in 1978. This policy was amended in November 1992 to address issues raised by the international community on the importance of biodiversity conservation and utilization of genetic resources and the role of local communities on the development of genetic resources and the role of local communities on forest development. Acceptance of the country’s Forestry Policy will strengthen the relationships and cooperation between the State and Federal governments in the development of forestry sector. The important aspects outlined in the National Forest Policy are:

i. Declared as Permanent Forest Reserve (HSK) areas that are sufficient and strategically located throughout the country, based on the concept of rational land use. HSK is classified and managed under four main functions as:

a. FOREST PROTECTION to ensure the stability of the climate and physical conditions of the country, the control of water resources, soil fertility, environmental quality, biodiversity conservation and reduce flood damage and erosion to rivers and agricultural land.

b. PRODUCTION FOREST to continuous supply production of forest products at reasonable rates in the country economically and required for agriculture, domestic use, industrial and export.

c. AMENITY FOREST to maintain a sufficient area as a place for recreation, eco-tourism and increase public awareness about forestry.

d. RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOREST for research, education and conservation of biological diversity.

ii. Managing HSK in order to maximize the benefits of social, economic and environmental in the national interest in line with the principles of sustainable management.

iii. Implementing a planned programme of forest development through the forest conservation and preservation operational based on appropriate silviculture.

iv. Promoting efficient harvesting and utilization of production forest areas for maximum economic benefits for all types of forest products and encourage industrial development in accordance with the trend of forest resources and employment opportunities.

v. Promoting the planned forest industrial development towards the production of finished and semi-finished products that have added value for local consumption and export.

vi. Aggressively encourage the participation of bumiputras in wood-based industries in line with government policy.

vii. Establish forest plantations of local species and abroad to meet the wood supply from natural forests.

viii. Increase active participation of local communities in a various foresty development projects and maintain their involvement in agro-forestry programmes.

ix. Increasing non-timber forest products through the practices of scientific management and sustainable to meet the local demand and the needs of related industries.

x. Implementing a comprehensive program of forestry training at all levels of public and private sector to ensure sufficient number of trained manpower to meet the needs of forestry and wood-based industries.

xi. Encourage private investment in forest development through the establishment of a private forest plantation area.

xii. Managing and supporting programmes of intensive research in the field of forestry and forest products aimed at improving forest benefits to the maximum.

xiii. Promoting education in forestry and managing publicity services and development to enhance the understanding of the range of forest benefits.

xiv. Providing protection to biodiversity and preservation of a species of unique flora and fauna.

xv. Forming a community forestry programme to meet the needs of community both inside and outside the city.

xvi. Reserving specific areas for forestry education and other scientific studies.

xvii. Forging closer international cooperation in the field of forestry to gain benefit through technology transfer and exchange of scientific information.