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Definition
“Sustainable forest management” (SFM) is a central concept for Goal 15 and target 15.1 as well as for target 15.2. It has been formally defined, by the UN General Assembly, as follows: [a] dynamic and evolving concept [that] aims to maintain and enhance the economic, social and environmental values of all types of forests, for the benefit of present and future generations” (Resolution A/RES/62/98) Social and economic values of forests are reconciled with environmental values through sustainable management plans.

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Forest area, change/yr Naturally regenerated forest Forest area annual net change rate (%) Primary forest, % forest land

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