Forestry Policy (2009 - 2019)
The Department of Forestry will also engage on integrated resource management programming to maintain and develop forest and mangroves, notably to ensure that 75 % of forest lands are managed and protected, to promote national tree planting and encourage urban forestry. The Department will also promote the production and adoption of efficient fuelwood and biomass charcoal briquette end-use appliances which improve the efficiency and reduce the quantities of these household energy source.
To reserve, maintain and develop forest land resources including mangroves ecosystem covering at least 30% of total land area which is capable of environmental protection by 2019
To ensure that 75% of forest lands are managed and protected according to forest management principles and plans in order to increase forest resource base by 2019