A Review and Analysis of Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Forest Fires in South East Asia

Author(s): Abdullah, Azrina
IUCN ; WWF ; Project FireFight South East Asia, ID
Published: 2002
Series: Project FireFight South East Asia
ISBN: 979-3260-04-1
A Review and Analysis of Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Forest Fires in South East Asia: cover Photo: IUCN

Jakarta, ID : Project FireFight South East Asia, 2002. x, 51p.

Project FireFight, South East Asia, Bogor, Indonesia

In the last two decades South East Asia countries, particularly Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, have experienced major fire and haze events with enormous negative impacts. The 1997/98 occurrences was the worst experienced in the region in the last 15 years –affecting 70 million people in several countries across South East Asia, both in the short and long term, and prompted many calls for proactive plans from concerned governments of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). This review of the existing forest fire regulatory regimes of the 10 ASEAN countries has identified common problems as well as constraints and weaknesses faced by ASEAN. The review addresses issues that impede the enforcement of laws and regulations at the regional level and provides elements for national forest fire regulatory regimes to overcome these constraints and weaknesses and to create conducive conditions for the management of forest fires.

Note: Includes bibliographic references
 

Work area: 
Forests
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