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DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje's message for the 2014 International Day of Forests


   21 March has been declared as the International Day of Forests by the Untied Nations General Assembly. This new global celebration of forests builds on the successes of the International Year of Forests in 2011, and provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and trees outside forests.
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   The Forest Management Bureau (FMB) joins the 2014 Women’s Month Celebration with the theme: “Juana, ang Tatag mo ay Tatag Natin sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong!”, a tribute to the strong and resilient "Juanas" who brought inspiring changes here in the country and across the globe.

   In line with this, FMB will conduct the following activities: a) Launching of the Localized Gender Responsive ENR Enterprises (GREEn) Kit; b) Display of streamers; and c) Conduct of a forum on "Gabay sa Pagpili at Pagpaplano ng Negosyo."

RENEWAL AND CANCELLATION OF
CERTIFICATE OF STEWARDSHIP CONTRACT (CSC)
   In order to continue the proper management of forestland under the Integrated Social Forestry Program, there is a need to undetake the process of renewal or cancellation of CSCs. Under Section 2 Article II of the 1987 Constituion, production sharing agreement which covers a period of 25 years can be renewed for another 25 years. The same stipulation is carried in the CSC Agreement that it can be renewed for another 25 years. read more

GLOBAL OBJECTIVES ON FOREST

As enshrined in the Non-legally Binding Instruments on all
types of forest (Forest Instruments) adopted by the
United Nations General Assembly in 2007
   In 2006, at its sixth session, the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) agreed on four shared Global Objectives on Forests, providing clear guidance on the future work of the international arrangement on forests. The four Global Objectives seek to:
  • GLOBAL OBJECTIVE 1 - Reverse the loss of forest cover worldwide through Sustainable Forest Management, including protection, restoration, afforestation and reforestation, and increase efforts to prevent forest degradation.

  • GLOBAL OBJECTIVE 2 - Enhance forest-based economic, social and environmental benefits, including by improving the livelihoods of forest-dependent people.

  • GLOBAL OBJECTIVE 3 - Increase significantly area of sustainably managed forests, protected forests worldwide and other areas of sustainably managed forests as well as the proportion of forest products from sustainably managed forests.

  • GLOBAL OBJECTIVE 4 - Reverse the decline in official development assistance for sustainable forest management and mobilize significantly increased, new, and addicitional financial resources from all sources for the implementation of sustainable forest management. read more

FOREST INSTRUMENT:
A FRAMEWORK FOR IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT
   As a framework for implementing sustainable forest management, the Forest Instrument includes a set of 25 National Policies and Measures, which are designed to bring the country closer to the goal of achieving sustainably managed forest ecosystems all over the archipelago.

   Although on voluntary basis, each member state of UNFF is responsible for the sustainable management of its forests and enforcement of its forest-related laws.

   Importantly, in addition to the Government’s forest service units, all relevant stakeholders including local government units (LGU), local and indigenous communities, and non-governmental, civil society, academe, and media organizations will be involved through transparent, participatory constructive engagements, dialogues, and consultations. read more
TERMS AND DEFINITIONS Forest Related Terms and Definitions
FORESTAT Forestry Statistics at a Glance
ESSENTIAL STATISTICS 2013
Forest Production Reports
2012
Philippine Forestry Statistics
FOREST COVER 2010
Forest Cover
FOREST POLICIES Forestry Related Policies
Community ENR-based
Enterprise Development
and Management
GUIDEBOOK - ENR Enterprise
Green Kit for Lowland, Urban and Coastal Ecosystems
Green Kit for Upland Ecosystems
Forest Regeneration
in the Philippines

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