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World Forestry: Philippine Forests

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Major forest types in the Philippines are dipterocarps (Philippine mahogany), mangrove, mossy (high-elevation forest), and pine. Dipterocarps represent 90 percent of timber used internally and sold abroad. Forestland is administered by the Philippine Department of Natural Resources and leased to the private sector through various license, lease, and permit arrangements. Numerous industrial plantations are displacing old-growth dipterocarp stands. Shifting cultivation or "kaingin farming" is a major problem facing the forest industry.

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Staff of Earth Resources Inventory Section, General Electric Company, Space Division, Beltsville, Maryland

Publication date: 1979-12-01

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