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Planting Seeds of Self-Defeat: Effects of Unrealistic Regulations on the Caraga Wood Industry and Forest Conservation

dc.contributor.authorVicente B. Paqueo
dc.contributor.authorDanilo C. Israel
dc.description.abstractYears of rapid and indiscriminate logging of Philippine forests coupled with little reforestation has led to more frequent, widespread, and damaging natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and other environmental damages. With strong political will and noble intentions, President Benigno S. Aquino III issued Executive Order 23 (EO 23) in 2011. This order sought to protect the country’s natural forests by imposing a total ban over logging activities and imposing stronger measures against illegal cutting. Unfortunately, EO 23 intensified the rent-seeking behavior among the regulating agencies and has led to damaging unintended economic and social consequences without accomplishing much of its avowed objectives. Moreover, there are other potentially more effective ways of protecting Philippine forests. On this score, would it possible to achieve a win-win strategy where natural forests are effectively protected without paralyzing the wood industry that provides incomes and jobs?
dc.publisherPhilippine Institute for Development Studies
dc.titlePlanting Seeds of Self-Defeat: Effects of Unrealistic Regulations on the Caraga Wood Industry and Forest Conservation
dc.typeDiscussion Paper
dc.subject.expertAgricultural education
dc.subject.expertAgricultural information
dc.subject.expertAgricultural statistics
dc.subject.expertForest Products Industry
dc.subject.expertConstruction Industry
dc.subject.expertPlywood Industry
dc.subject.expertCommercial agriculture
dc.subject.adbSustainable development
dc.subject.adbAgricultural products
dc.subject.adbIndustrial Production
dc.subject.adbIndustrial Policy
dc.subject.adbIndustrial Equipment
dc.subject.adbIndustrial Facilities
dc.subject.adbWood Production
dc.subject.adbWood Processing
dc.subject.adbMilling Industry
dc.subject.naturalForests and forestry
dc.subject.naturalTree crop
dc.subject.naturalForestry schools and education
dc.subject.naturalForest productivity
dc.subject.naturalSustainable forestry
dc.subject.naturalLumber and lumbering
dc.subject.naturalForest conservation
dc.subject.naturalWood products
dc.title.seriesPIDS: Discussion Paper Series
dc.title.volumeNo. 2016-51
dc.contributor.imprintPhilippine Institute for Development Studies
oar.adminregionSoutheast Asia Region
oar.authorPaqueo, Vicente B.
oar.authorIsrael, Danilo C.

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