Law No.94-1 to lay down Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Regulations

Loi n° 94-01 du 20 janvier 1994 portant régime des Forêts, de la Faune et de la Pêche


This law reformed the 1982 Forestry Code and provides clear orientations toward sustainable forest use. Five main reforms have been adopted: (1) separation of the forest estate into permanent protected areas, permanent commercial production forests, and non permanent forests; (2) long term exploitation permits can be issued; (3) governance bodies have been structured; (4) mandatory management plan for companies who want to harvest under long term concessions; (5) local communities and communes rights on forest.