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Forest ecosystems play multiple roles at global as well as local levels: as providers of environmental services to nature in general — and humans in particular — and as sources of economically valued products. The 1972 Stockholm Conference recognized forests as the largest, most complex and self-perpetuating of all ecosystems, and emphasized the need for sound land and forest use policies, ongoing monitoring of the state of the world’s forests and the introduction of forest management planning.

Assessments of Forestry in:


Latin America and the Caribbean
(from the GEO 3 report)

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Latin America and the Caribbean
(from the GEO LAC 2000 report)

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Data on Forestry in
Latin America and the Caribbean

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(from the GEO Caribbean report)

  pdf file (74Kb)  

(from Environment Outlook of Cuba 2000)

    archivo pdf (240Kb)

Costa Rica
(from Costa Rica Environment Outlook 2002)

    archivo pdf (207Kb)

(from Nicaragua State of the Environment Report 2001)

    archivo pdf (56Kb)

(from Panama Environmental Report 1999)

    archivo pdf (77Kb)

(from Country Report: Chile State of the Environment 1999)

    archivo pdf (571Kb)

(from Peru National State of the Environment Report 2000)

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