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20 January, 2016

Knowledge Gaps about Ghana’s Legality Assurance System Hamper its Successful Implementation

Knowledge gaps among different stakeholders regarding Ghana‘s Legality Assurance System (LAS) exist in all levels of society. As a consequence, the effective implementation of the LAS in Ghana can be affected if they are not appropriately addressed.

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18 January, 2016

Decision time for Indonesia’s Intact Forest Landscapes

An Intact Forest Landscapes (IFL) is a territory within today’s global extent of forest cover which contains forest and non-forest ecosystems minimally influenced by human economic activities, with an area of at least 500 km2 (50,000 hectare) and a minimal width of 10 km (measured as the diameter of a circle that is entirely inscribed within the boundaries of the territory) as defined by the World Resources Institute.

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04 January, 2016

Identifying synergies between FLEGT/VPA and REDD+ initiatives in Ghana

Forests are not just an assemblage of trees, a reservoir of carbon stocks or mere items with a monetary value used for economic exchange but possess an inherent value for forest fringe communities; such values should be recognised and taken into consideration when drafting laws and policies on forest governance.

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04 December, 2015

Ghana Possesses Adequate Land for Extensive Forest Plantation Development

Statistics released by the Forest Services Division (FSD) of the Forestry Commission (FC) indicates that Ghana has available a total of one million, seventy-five thousand hectares (1,075,000 ha) of land for forest plantation development. Out of this, Six hundred thousand hectares (600,000 ha) are located in the off-reserve forests, three hundred thousand hectares (300,000 ha) in on-reserve forests in the Savannah Belt and one hundred and seventy-five thousand hectares (175,000 ha) in on-reserve forests in the High Forest Zone.

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