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Welcome to Official Website of Forest Department Sarawak
Last Update: 16 Apr 2014
Version 5.0.3

Form for Application of Permits
Fees for Licence & Permit
Edible Birds' Nests Licence
in Sarawak
Building Or Structure For
Swiftlets Farming
Guides to Apply Application
Wild Life Licence / Permits
National Parks & Nature
Entry Fees

Forms for Application to
Conduct Research
Forest Research & Development
Botanical Research Centre
The Calophyllum Story
The Long Term Ecological
Research Project in Sarawak

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Forest Harvesting



Forest harvesting plays a major role in Sarawak's economy. It provides jobs,

alleviates poverty in rural areas and helps to reduce the spread of shifting cultivation.

The mangrove forest was the first to be commercially harvested - for poles and charcoal - before work began in the other types of forests. Systematic harvesting in peat swamp forest started only in the '50s followed by hill mixed dipterocarp forests in the '70s.

Forest harvesting is presently carried out in the permanent forest estate and state land forests. In the permanent forest estate, prescriptions in the forest management plan are implemented and followed. The control of yield of harvest on an annual basis is carried out using the annual coupe system.

As for the harvesting of hill forests in the remote and difficult terrain regions of Sarawak, the Forest Department encourages the timber operators to adopt helicopter harvesting in their operations.

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