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Laws and Policies

Governing the Use of Forest and
Production of Forest Products
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PHILIPPINES

. and the public welfare. the advancement of science and technology. • The establishment of wood-processing plants shall be encouraged and rationalized. 705 “Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines” • The multiple uses of forest lands shall be oriented to the development and progress requirements of the country. development and rehabilitation of forest lands shall be emphasized so as to ensure their continuity in productive condition. • Land classification and survey shall be systematized and hastened.Presidential Decree (PD) No. and • The protection.

• No new processing plant shall be established unless adequate raw material is available on a sustained-yield basis in the area where the raw materials will come from. Industrial Tree Plantations and Tree Farms • The maximum period of any privilege to harvest timber is twenty-five (25) years. .SECTION 34. Rationalization of the Wood Industry. necessary to utilize all the remaining commercial quantity or harvestable timber either from the unlogged or logged-over area. SECTION 30.

No. 6239) . repealing for the purpose republic act numbered six thousand two hundred thirty-nine (R.A. 10690 “The Forestry Profession Act” • An act regulating the practice of forestry in the Philippines and appropriating funds therefor.Republic Act No.

26 “National Greening Program” • Shall plant some 1.5 Million hectares for a period of six (6) years from2011to 2016 .5 Billion trees covering about 1.Executive Order No.

illegal logging task force. . 23 “Moratorium on the Cutting and Harvesting of Timber” • Declaring a moratorium on the cutting and harvesting of timber in the natural and residual forests and creating the anti.Executive Order No.

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