Forest Policy and Law for Sustainability within the Korean Peninsula
AbstractSince the early 1990s, sustainable forest management (SFM) has emerged as a paradigm of forest management on global, regional and national levels. In developing countries, avoiding deforestation is a preliminary step towards SFM. The Korean peninsula experienced severe deforestation and forest degradation after the Korean War (1950–1953). In the 1970s and 1980s, South Korea achieved forest restoration through the National Greening Program. In contrast, North Korea failed to restore forests in spite of continuous trials with forest restoration plans. In North Korea, deforestation has accelerated since the mid-1980s. Deforestation and forest degradation in North Korea threatens stability throughout the Korean peninsula. This study focuses on comparing the forest policy and laws of South Korea and North Korea and suggesting forest policy that promotes sustainability in the Korean peninsula. The research findings can provide developing countries with significant information on forest policy and laws to avoid deforestation and forest degradation and move towards sustainability. View Full-Text
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Park, M.S.; Lee, H. Forest Policy and Law for Sustainability within the Korean Peninsula. Sustainability 2014, 6, 5162-5186.
Park MS, Lee H. Forest Policy and Law for Sustainability within the Korean Peninsula. Sustainability. 2014; 6(8):5162-5186.Chicago/Turabian Style
Park, Mi S.; Lee, Hyowon. 2014. "Forest Policy and Law for Sustainability within the Korean Peninsula." Sustainability 6, no. 8: 5162-5186.