Regional Forest Agreements fail to meet their aims

Kirkpatrick, J.B.1998. Nature Conservation and the Regional Forest Agreement Process. Australian Journal of Environmental Management 5: 31-37

Aim: 
To analyse the drivers and outcomes of the RFA process
Type of Study: 
Article
Key Results: 
RFAs were driven by conflict over forests. Although underpinned by a scientific process (the Comprehansive Regional Assesssments), the RFAs were a political compromise. There are thus many gaps between the aims and outcomes of the RFAs, particularly in security of the reserve system, protection of key elements of biological diversity and failure to assure that public native forests will not be converted to other land-uses
Full Reference: 
Kirkpatrick, J.B.1998. Nature Conservation and the Regional Forest Agreement Process. Australian Journal of Environmental Management 5: 31-37