Development of the Czech forest related policy and institutions in the threshold of the 3rd millennium
K. Vančura, P. Pacourek, J. Řezáčhttps://doi.org/10.17221/4647-JFSCitation:Vančura K., Pacourek P., Řezáč J. (2004): Development of the Czech forest related policy and institutions in the threshold of the 3rd millennium. J. For. Sci., 50: 505-509.
This paper gives an overview of Czech forestry policy and legislation since the beginning of changes in the CEEC plus developments and activities of the main forestry institutions. These activities are referred to in the background material given for the political transition period and also related to the Pan-European and global forestry processes. The philosophy of forestry in the Czech Republic is based on the international framework set out by the first Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe and also in conjunction with the preparation of the Czech Republic for accession to the European Union. National and regional forest programmes are aimed at implementing the principles of sustainable forest management and a broad range of stakeholders from the forestry and environment sectors has been involved in its preparation. The current situation and main problems of forestry are given along with basic principles on how to solve such problems and also on how to fulfil obligations to future generations, and international commitments.Keywords:
Czech Republic; forest policy; transformation of forestry; forest institutions