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DRAFT September 2003 Changing Ownership and Management of State Forest Plantations: Chile
Document begins: DRAFT September 2003 Changing Ownership and Management of State Forest Plantations: Chile Draft prepared by Eduardo Morales For the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) following the International Conference of the same title Cape Town, South Africa, 6-8 November 2002 The conference was jointly organised and run by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry of the South African Government, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and the UK Department for International Development. It is anticipated that this case study, together with several other country case studies and an overview, will be published as a book during 2004. Changing Ownership and Management of State Forest Plantations. Chile Chile The Chile case study was prepared by Eduardo Morales. 1.1 Geography and demography Chile is located along the south-western coast of South America. Its territory covers a land area of 26,626 sq km, 37.4 per cent of which is on the South American continent (750,765 Km2) and 62.3 per cent on the Antarctic continent (1,250,000 Km2), while the remaining area is made up of island possessions. The greater part of the country's activity takes place on the mainland, where nearly all of Chile's 15.4 million population lives. Administratively, the ...