Ideas presented on World Environment Day 2007
Blogging, wikis, podcasting and web 2.0 tools .
International Symposium on 30 Novmeber - 1 December 2007.
Information and trail map.
Arhat Mahinda's Message on 246 BC
In view of this situation, the National Forest Policy was revised and Forestry Sector Master Plan (FSMP) was formulated and approved by the government in 1995. The Forestry Sector Master Plan (FSMP) which was based on the National Forest Policy, provides the framework for developing partnerships with non state sector for promoting community and private sector participation in forest conservation and development. FSMP also provide a guiding framework to introduce new policies and to carryout legislative, administrative and institutional reforms required.
The Forest Resources Management Project (FRMP) which is scheduled to implement
during 2001- 2007 is the first implementation programme of the FSMP. The
overall objective of the FRMP is to establish and operationalise participatory
sustainable forest resources management for increasing forest protection
and production. With the implementation of FRMP, number of new strategies
and programmes have been introduced to the forestry sector in order to achieve
the objectives of sustainable forest management. Some of these strategies
include; private sector re-forestation and management, woodlot development,
establishment of Permanent Forest Estate, Re-organisation of the Forest
Department, Amendments to the Forest Ordinance, Private sector harvesting
of forest plantation and development of nature tourism etc,. Legal provisions
including mechanisms for benefit sharing have been provided to facilitate
the effective implementation of these programmes.