Rehabilitation of degraded forest ecosystems in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam

Of significant concern to governments in Southeast Asia is the rapid and extensive deforestation and forest degradation that has occurred in the recent past and in some cases is still occurring. The purpose of this publication is to assist stakeholders in the lower Mekong countries develop and implement ecologically and socio-economically sound forest rehabilitation policies and practices. An overview and broad assessment of relevant forest policy and practices are presented, and it is hoped that discussion will be encouraged among key decision-makers about the preferred principles and criteria for guiding future forest rehabilitation programmes.