The number of community businesses and small farm businesses is growing rapidly. These companies are important drivers of turnover, especially in countries where ownership and rights are officially recognized by the government. In some countries, small and medium-sized municipal forest operations account for the vast majority of the forest industry, including Brazil (96%), India (95%) and Mexico (80%) (Vidal, 2005); Molnar et al., 2007). Companies looking for a sustainable source of timber can enter into trade agreements with community forestry companies, either directly or through an intermediary (often an NGO). In these cases, communities maintain stable jobs and incomes, improved infrastructure and greater commercial value of their forest products. Natura 2000 sites are identified and proposed by countries. For each region, national governments provide standard information describing the area and its ecology, and this information must be validated by the European Topic Centre for Nature Conservation. A complete GIS database of Nature 2000 Sites will be created after compilation and validation. You can obtain detailed information and maps directly from national governments. You will find links to public institutions with information on the website www. ec.europa.eu/environment/nature The U.S. Forest Service Branch and Private Forestry Branch manages the FLP in collaboration with the Texas A&M Forest Service.
The program allows the State of Texas to acquire conservation services on woodlands to maintain the land in its wooded state. Landowners can continue to own their land and retain all other rights to the property, including the right to sell the property. LAS applies to all timber and derivatives from industrial forestry operations (concessions, plantations); Handicrafts and Community products could be covered in the future. A simplified LAS approach for plantations will be developed throughout the implementation phase. In Ellensburg, Washington, USA, the local government has accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions from the municipality to fund a number of solar panels that currently sell electricity to municipal utilities (Coughlin and Cory, 2009). . . .