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15 CITES procedure for mahogany Honduras has established a procedure for the export of mahogany products, which is set out in Chapter V of the Regulations for the CITES Convention (see Box 5). Decisions regarding the granting of CITES certificates for flora and fauna are made by AFE-COHDEFOR. This is done via the Directorate of Ecosystem Protection, which determines if all the documents are in order, then refers them to the Directorate of Productive Development to issue a decision. The following are the internal procedures for approval: 1 Presentation of invoices for the raw materials, which support the shipment of the product to be exported.

To provide space and light to the remaining forest; to improve the shape of trees for future harvesting; to create favourable conditions for the regeneration and establishment of desirable species. • Planning of silvicultural methods, considering each affected strata, year, intervention area and method used. Five-year harvesting plan • Objective. To achieve the annual allowable cut, to improve the quality of the timber through the implementation of improved techniques and to provide income to local residents.

When harvested, the forests are logged selectively and many species are underexploited, either because management costs make their use uneconomic, or because their exploitation is not in compliance with the annual allowable cut (AAC). Forest management With the exception of protected areas such as the Río Plátano Biosphere and Humankind Reserve, Patuca National Park and the Tawahka Biological Reserve, hardwood forests in Honduras are largely composed of small areas managed by Forest Social System groups.

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