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8.1: Legal framework

...the legal framework provides for the management of forests to conserve environmental, cultural, social, scientific values

"This indicator is designed to provide an analysis of the legal framework through data collected for other indicators." The State of Victoria (2005)

"Forests often possess unique or otherwise special social, cultural, scientific, and environmental values. Formal legal mechanisms are often needed to protect
those values from ...

Extent to which the legal framework encourages best practice codes for forest management

“Sustainable forest management laws and regulations are put in place to try and ensure the best use of forest resources in order to meet economic needs, ecological requirements and societal desires. When companies or governments who are working with a resource do not abide by those laws, regulations or practices, it limits the effectiveness ...