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2011 > 20 Key Indicators > Land Ownership and Forest Use Maps

Contract documents for logging and other concessions include maps and geo-reference points. Small maps give an indication of the locality of concessions, protected areas, and forests considered suitable for community use, which are produced by the Forestry Development Authority mapping unit and have been published in forestry contracts and various official documents such as the 2010 Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Forest Reform Law.

Maps for mineral deposits and agricultural areas are found with the respective line ministries. However, there is no indicative or definitive map of customary or deeded private land. In addition to making specific maps available from each responsible government agency, it would be a useful exercise to produce maps of land ownership and hold them centrally with a public institution, because this would help to clarify the situation and reduce existing conflicts over competing claims.

Organisation Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, Forestry Development Authority
Source Forestry Development Authority
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