Promoting sustainable forest management

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An intervention supporting the sustainable management of forest resources, leading to improved economic performance.

Project summary: 

The "La Mandriaccia“ company is the manager of agricultural areas in two municipalities of Sardinia. Parts of these areas are used for grazing cattle and occasionally for cutting firewood. However, no forest management plan existed and an intervention was deemed necessary in order to ensure the safeguarding, enhancement and sustainable management of these forest resources.

This intervention aimed to achieve the structural modification of the tree population and to promote the adoption of additional, voluntary forestry commitments beyond the mandatory national and regional requirements.

Project results: 

It is difficult to estimate or evaluate the impact of the project so far. However, given the fact that the whole area concerned is suitable for wood production and that the approved plan of activities outlines measures that private companies can apply as a standard practice, the prospects for a positive impact are good.