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Forest Sector Information
Forest sector information is limited and dispersed across public institutions, but a new integrated national system is being developed and a forest governance "model" published in 2011 recognises the importance of transparency and monitoring. Read more...
Free Prior Informed Consent
The Constitution recognises the right of indigenous peoples to be consulted, but their consent is not a pre-requisite. There are no clear procedures for considering community views and addressing disputes over projects in indigenous areas. Read more...
Forest Coverage Maps
The Ministry of Environment has made important progress towards mapping forest coverage and generating a baseline for deforestation. The helps determine the types of land use conversion that are taking place and the critical areas affected. Read more...
Forestry Infractions
It is possible to request details of forestry infractions on a provincial level, but such information needs to be collated and more accessible to ensure that different authorities and civil society are able to enforce sanctions against known offenders. Read more...
Available to public
  • Yes!
  • Partial
  • No
  • N/A
Change in year
  • Significantly improvedSignificantly improved
  • ImprovedImproved
  • No ChangeNo Change
  • WorsenedWorsened
  • Significantly worsenedSignificantly worsened
Other Facts Other Facts
Vital Statistics
147 people per km2 of forest
million total population
Corruption Perception Index
Corruption Perception Index
Corrupt Clean
5 km2 forests
( 49% of land area )
98,650% annual deforestation rate
GDP per capita PPP $4074
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