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Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in Malaysia

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

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.

American Journal of Environmental Sciences
Volume 6 No. 3, 2010, 212-218

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajessp.2010.212.218

Submitted On: 1 December 2009 Published On: 30 June 2010

How to Cite: Islam, R., Siwar, C., Ismail, S. M. & Chamhuri, N. H. (2010). Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in Malaysia. American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 6(3), 212-218. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajessp.2010.212.218

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Keywords

  • Sustainable forest management
  • criteria and indicators
  • timber certification