Who owns our forest? Forest ownership in the ECE region

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Who owns our forest is one of most frequently asked questions. A joint publication by the UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section and the COST Action FACESMAP examines forest ownership in the ECE region. Based on data on 35 countries, and the first to include all forest ownership categories, this study investigates the changing nature and patterns of forest ownership, the ways in which governance and social structures influence forest owners and users, as well as forest management. Within the limits of data availability and harmonization, the publication provides an overview of, and a new baseline for, understanding the diversity and dynamics of forest ownership in the ECE region.

You can download the report here. More information can be found on related database.

The  authors include researchers from the EFI Forest Policy Research Network, EFI as well as our member organisations.


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