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Forests and Forestry in Sri Lanka

An Historical Perspective

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This report traces the history of forest management in Sri Lanka from the pre-colonial period to the present. The economic and social importance of the forest estate is discussed, together with chapters on forest research, conservation and plantations. The problems of conserving natural forest in a country of approximately 18 million people who largely depend on agriculture are fully discussed.

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The Social Importance of Sri Lanka's Forests

In a country like Sri Lanka with a long tradition of forestry practice and management, and of forest and wildlife conservation supported by royal and government patronage, the social values of forests.

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