Legal Policy

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National Forestry Council approved the National Forest Policy in 1977 and has been certified by the National Land Council in 1978. This policy was amended in November 1992 to address the issues that have been raised by the international community on the importance of biodiversity conservation and use of genetic resources and the role of local communities on the development of genetic resources and the role of local communities to on forest development. Forestry Policy Acceptance country will strengthen relations and cooperation between the State governments and the Federal forestry sector development. -Important aspects outlined in the National Forest Policy are:

i. Declared as Permanent Forest Reserve (HSK) sufficient areas and strategically located throughout the country, based on the concept of rational land use. HSK classified under four main functions and will be managed as:


to ensure the stability of the climate and the physical condition of the country, controlling water resources, soil fertility, environmental quality, biodiversity conservation and reduce flood damage and erosion to rivers and agricultural lands.

b. Production forest

for a continuous supply of forest products, at reasonable rates in the economy in the country for the needs of agriculture, domestic, industrial and export markets.


to maintain a sufficient number of area as a place for recreation, eco-tourism and to increase public awareness about forestry.


to conduct research, education and conservation of biological diversity.

ii. HSK manage so as to maximize the benefits of social, economic and environmental interests of the nation in line with the principles of sustainable management.

iii. Implement a planned program of forest development through the conservation and restoration operations based forest silvicultural practices appropriate.

iv. Harvesting supporting and efficient use of production forest areas for maximum economic benefits for all types of forest products and encourage industrial development in accordance with the flow of forest resources and employment opportunities.

v. Promote industrial development planned forest towards the production of finished and semi-finished products that have added value for local consumption and export.

vi. Aggressively promote bumiputra participation in wood-based industries in line with government policy.

vii. Establish plantations of local species and abroad for the supply of wood from natural forests.

viii. Increase active participation of local communities in a variety of forest development projects and maintain their involvement in agro-forestry programs.

ix. Increasing non-timber forest products through the practices of scientific management and sustainable to meet the local demand and the needs of related industries.

x. Implement a comprehensive program of forestry training at all levels of public and private sector to ensure sufficient number of trained manpower to meet the needs of forestry and wood-based industries.

xi. Encourage private investment in forest development through the establishment of a private area of forest plantations.

xii. Operate and support programs of intensive research in the field of forestry and forest products aimed at improving forest benefits to the maximum.

xiii. Promoting education in forestry and handle publicity services and development to enhance understanding of the range of forest benefits.

xiv. Provide protection to biodiversity and the preservation of a species of flora and fauna.

xv. Forming a community forestry program to meet the needs of the community both inside and outside the city.

xvi. Reserve specific areas for forestry education and other scientific studies.

xvii. Forge closer international cooperation in the field of forestry to benefit through technology transfer and exchange of scientific information