Chokkalingam, U., Z. Zaizhi, W. Chunfeng and T. Toma
What has been the nature of these rehabilitation efforts and their outcomes? Did they meet or are they likely to meet their environmental, economic and social objectives? What are the constraints faced? It is imperative that China succeeds in its rehabilitation efforts in order to meet its growing demand for timber and environmental services. Failure on this front will not only affect China but also have global impacts due to continued imports of raw material (often unsustainably or illegally sourced) and environmental degradation elsewhere. Additionally, could forest rehabilitation and management contribute to China’s western region development plan and help alleviate poverty in that region as proposed?
Center for International Forestry Research