International forestry and the need for forest policy

Authors: Chris Goulding
Publication: New Zealand Journal of Forestry, Volume N.Z.J.For. 2014, Issue N.Z.J.For. 59(1) 2014, pp 2, May 2014
Publisher: New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Abstract: It is one year since the Journal had as its theme the 1913 Royal Commission on Forestry that led to a New Zealand Forest Policy and the 1921 Forest Act. Over the last year, New Zealand became the largest exporter of raw unprocessed logs in the world, overtaking Russia or, in different words, the absolute worst developed country for processing its own forest products. The President of the Institute of Forestry repeated his call for a forest policy applicable to today - to no avail.