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The Certification Model for Forestry in Bolivia

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Abstract:

Bolivia, a landlocked country with high transportation costs, has embraced FSC certification as a way of boosting its timber exports, which often consist of species unfamiliar to buyers in the Northern Hemisphere. Certification costs have been largely institutionalized through aggressive policy and organizational reforms that impose similar technical standards on all forest products companies, certified or not, and recognize voluntary certification as a legitimate mechanism to evaluate concession compliance.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Publications specialist, BOLFOR, Ministerio de Desarrollo Sostenible y Planificacion, Cuarto Anillo esq. Avenida 2 de Agosto, Casilla 6204, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and Employee of Chemonics International under contract with USAID

Publication date: March 1, 1999

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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