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A Review of the Multi-Sectoral Forest Protection Committees in the Philippines

  title={A Review of the Multi-Sectoral Forest Protection Committees in the Philippines},
  author={Rex Victor and O. Cruz and Maricel A. Tapia},
country was also at its highest, averaging 270,000 hectares annually. By the early 1980s only about 10 million hectares of the country’s original forests of 27 million hectares remained (Boado 1988). During this time, commercial logging continued to move along the downward path that had begun in the mid 1970s, as witnessed by the sustained reduction in the number of licensees (by almost 22 licensees per year). This sounded the alarm over the abusive and inequitable system of forest utilisation… Expand
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