This manual is the ﬁfth in a series of technical manuals intended to provide clear, guidance on the implementation of a Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) management strategy in the lowland and hill Dipterocarp forests of Indonesia.
“Management Considerations for Successful Implementation of Reduced Impact Logging”, goes beyond the technical aspects of RIL into the much more crucial domain of Management. This manual provides a synthesis of how the policies and practices of a forest management concession, fundamentally inﬂuences the ﬁnal outcome of the technical aspects of RIL. In this over-arching perspective, the role of Management is of ten the most fundamental and inﬂuential factor in determining whether a forest management unit can succeed at implementing improved forest management as deﬁned by an RIL standard.
This is the ﬁnal manual on RIL developed by the Tropical Forest Foundation with funds provided by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).