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By Karan Deo Singh

This booklet is meant to help the forestry associations within the tropical international locations within the making plans, review and systematic statement of forests required to satisfy their responsibilities as laid in overseas conventions similar to the CBD and UNFCCC. Following the Rio convention, a couple of international locations, donors and overseas agencies have applied capacity-building initiatives with various levels of luck. One major reason behind the various luck charges turns out to lie within the layout of technical suggestions courses, that have been formulated at the conventional strains of almost always producing woodland assets info or moving know-how; while time table 21 calls for primary alterations in international locations’ associations and ways to making plans and enforcing the conservation and sustainable improvement of forests via a strategy of carrying on with learn and research. The booklet is meant to serve the fundamental wishes of nationwide making plans techniques and foreign and donor support.

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The communication gap in the problem definition phase is likely to affect adversely and even defeat the very purpose for which the inventory is intended. This has been termed as an error of relevance or ‘‘right solution to the wrong problem’’. Janz et al. (2002), in a review of information collected for policy making in the forestry sectors of developing countries (and often also in developed countries), found that data had been gathered not because it was needed but because donors were willing to fund inventories that were vaguely thought to be potentially useful.

2 Methodology The survey was conducted during 1992–1995 using stratified randomly chosen 117 sampling units with an intensity of nearly 10 %. The distribution of the selected sampling units by region was 47 in Africa, 30 in Asia, and 40 in Latin America. This sample size was expected to provide estimate of forest cover at global level with a standard error less than ±5 %. The same sites have been revisited again during 2002–2003 to provide change information, as a part of FAO global forest resources assessment 2000.

Country capacity has the tendency to stagnate. The conventional inventory approaches cannot be used to collect some of the most needed information. Chapter 17 covers some of the questions related to assessment of biological diversity; and Chap. 18 the issues related to forest assessments in the context of climate change. 3 Problem-Oriented Classification of Forest Inventories Nilsson presents a broad classification of forest inventory techniques and relates them with the following three distinct planning situations (FAO 1978): (a) Strategic forestry planning; (b) Tactical forestry planning; and (c) Operational forestry planning.

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