National Forest Amendment Bill Breakdown

The Bill seeks to amend the National Forests Act, 1998, so as to:
• provide for clear definitions of natural forests and woodlands;
• provide for public trusteeship of the nation’s forestry resources;
• increase the promotion and enforcement of sustainable forest management;
• increase the measures provided for in the Act to control and remedy deforestation;
• provide for appeals against decisions taken under delegated powers and duties;
• reinforce offenses and penalties;

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