Research Handbooks in Environmental Law series
Edited by Qin Tianbao
Chapter 12: Forest resources law
This chapter gives an overview of forest resources and legislation associated with it in China, it discusses the basic legal principles of forest resources law in China and analyses the function and defects of the legal institutions of China’s forest resources law. These institutions include: forest rights; forest felling licenses and restrictions; sealing off for cultivation and the institution of natural preservation zones; afforestation; forest fires prevention; prevention and control of forest insect pests; the forestry fund and the forest ecological benefit compensation fund; the prohibition and restriction of the precious woods export; and forest public security systems. According to China’s Forest Law, offenders may bear three different types of liabilities: civil liability, administrative liability and criminal liability.
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