IDENTIFY FOREST MANAGEMENT AUTHORITIES IN NIGERIA AND WRITE THE PROCEDURES INVOLVED IN THE REGISTRATION AS A FORESTER OR MANAGER
The word forest management fulfill many roles, they provide renewable raw materials and energy, maintain biological diversity, mitigate climate change, protect land and water resources, provide recreation facilities, improve air quality and help alleviate poverty. At the same time forests are affected by fire, air pollution, pests and invasive species, and are often the primary targets of agricultural and urban expansion.
In view of competing interests in the benefits of forest management and forest land, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the Nigeria has carried out global forest resources assessments at five to ten year intervals since 1946. The most recent and most extensive assessment was completed in 2005 and aimed at measuring progress towards sustainable forest management.
It was noted that overextraction of wood resources, coupled with clearing for agricultural purposes, unrestricted burning and sometimes overgrazing, creates disorder, which is aggravated by a counterproductive and hazardous use of the resourceand dry deciduous forest areas. The main purpose of forest management is to prevent or stop this confusion and mess.
What is forest
The forest is a natural system that can supply different products and services. The working of this system is influenced by the natural environment: climate, topography, soil, etc., and also by human activity. The actions of man in forests constitute forest management.