American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in Malaysia

Rabiul Islam, Chamhuri Siwar, Shaharuddin Mohamad Ismail and Nurul Hidayah Chamhuri

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2010.212.218

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 3

Pages 212-218

Abstract

Problem statement: This study investigated the timber certification of sustainable forest management and the criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management. Approach: Sustainable forest management is an important role in the forestry sector and takes a major player in Malaysia's sustainable development. It is a management regime that integrates and balances social, economic, ecological, cultural and spiritual needs to present and future generations. Results: We analyzed the pillars of sustainable forest management, criteria, indicators, activities and standards of performance for sustainable forest management in Malaysia. Conclusion: The aim of this study was to highlight and clarify the impacts of trade and environment on sustainable forest management in Malaysia.

Copyright

© 2010 Rabiul Islam, Chamhuri Siwar, Shaharuddin Mohamad Ismail and Nurul Hidayah Chamhuri. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.