FOREST MANAGEMENT IN POLAND. Anna Żornaczuk-Łuba Department of Forestry and Nature Conservation Białowieża, - PDF

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FOREST MANAGEMENT IN POLAND Anna Żornaczuk-Łuba Department of Forestry and Nature Conservation Białowieża, Forests in Poland Forest cover in total - 9,1 mln ha 7,6 mln ha managed by the State

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FOREST MANAGEMENT IN POLAND Anna Żornaczuk-Łuba Department of Forestry and Nature Conservation Białowieża, Forests in Poland Forest cover in total - 9,1 mln ha 7,6 mln ha managed by the State Forests National Forest Holding 1.6 million ha owned by approximately million forest owners (an average 1 ha/owner) Forests in Poland are expanding 2 Legal bases The Forest Act (1991) The Act on Protection of Forests and Agricurtual Soils (1995) The Forest Reproducitve Material Act (2001) The Nature Conservation Act (2004) The Environmental Protection Act (2001) The Act on sharing information about the environment and its protection, public participation in environmental protection and environmental impact assessment (2008) 3 National policies and programmes Safety and Environment Strategy National Biodiversity Strategy National Forest Policy National programme for the augmentation of forest cover National Forest Programme (under development) 4 Ministry of the Environment Department of Forestry and Nature Conservation Forestry Nature protection Forest management National Parks Forestry schools and forestry property International cooperation Hunting and game management Environmental conventions Protection of environment GMO 5 Structure for management General Directorate for Environmental Protection Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection (16) Control of the investment process Sharing information about the environment Management of nature conservation The State Forests National Forest Holding Directorate General of the State Forests Regional Directorate of the State Forests (17) Forest Districts (430) administrates the property on behalf of the State Treasury operates on a self- financing basis 6 The green economy Forestry sector is an important sector of the polish economy. It provides around 2% of the GDP and offers direct employment to 25 thousand people, and indirect employment to 300 thousand in the forest and wood industry. 7 The green economy Since 1990 the amount of timber supplied to the market has more than doubled, to 36 million m3, with no detriment to the forests. The State Forests, which manage over 77% of forests in Poland, harvest timber in a exemplary way. Our forests hold international FSC and PEFC certificates, proving our belief in sustainable and ecologically-sound forest management. 8 Natura % of Poland 49 % forests 40% of the State Forests obszary Natura Ongoing processes in support of policy implementation Development of National Forest Programme Certification processes: FSC ha (5th in the world) PEFC Promotional Forest Complexes (25 on the area of ha) The Forest Data Bank National Forest Inventory Polish State Forests awarded the 2013 UNESCO Prize for Environmental Preservation 10 National Parks 23 national parks Total area: ha (1% of the country area), including: - subject to strict protection: ,4 ha (21% of the parks area); - actively protected : ,4 ha (60% of the parks area); - landscape protected : ,65 ha (19% of the parks area). 11 Białowieża National Park The world-unique Białowieża Forest Biosphere Reserve, created in 1977 (in 1979 the Białowieża Primeval Forest was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List), was enlarged in The Bison - A success story In the beginning of the 20th century this species was close to extinction. Mainly due to breeding and reintroduction guided by foresters, the bison population in Poland grew up to 1300 individuals now, the majority of which resides in the State Forests.. 13 The challenges of climate change How has the changing climate effected our forests? The cyclic occurrence of oak decline, observed since the 1970s, has been attributed to extreme climate conditions, such as unusually high or low temperatures, long-lasting droughts and changes in groundwater level. With the changing climate our forests will need to adapt and we have to help them do that. 14 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION Anna Żornaczuk-Łuba Department of Forestry and Nature Conservation Białowieża,
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