The outcomes of successfully implementing the actions of this strategy will include:
improved standard of harvesting operations in production forests in the Asia-Pacific Region allowing sustainable forest harvesting;
improved health and status of the residual stand and forest environment and societies dwelling in and around the forest;
positive economic impacts at the local level resulting from increased employment, economic activity and flow on benefits;
a sustainable and more efficient and competitive forest industry in the region which takes into consideration the social and environmental values of the forest;
improved institutional capacity and capability of staff and workers in the forest...