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The Liberia logging concessions data set combines the boundaries of forest management contracts (FMCs) and timber sale contracts (TSCs), compiled by Global Witness from available government and contractual maps. Due to a lack of quality data, this data set should be used for demonstration purposes only and not for land use planning purposes. Forests in Liberia are managed by the state under the National Forestry Reform Law, enacted in October 2006. Following the enactment of this law, UN Security Council timber export sanctions against Liberia were lifted, permitting commercial forestry activities to resume. Forest management contracts include concession areas of 50,000 hectares to 400,000 hectares and are open for bids from qualified bidders that demonstrate at least 51% ownership by Liberian citizens; concessions of more than 100,000 hectares are open for bidding from international investors. Timber sale contracts are established through a bidding process for areas up to 5,000 hectares; bidders must demonstrate at least 51% ownership by Liberian citizens.

Dataset Attributes

  • objectid
    Number
  • name
    Text
    {"value"=>"\"M\"", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"\"P\"", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"\"F\"", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"\"H\"", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"\"B\"", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"\"C\"", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"\"I\"", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"\"E\"", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"\"A\"", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"\"D\"", "count"=>1} ()
  • area_ha
    Number
    41561 to 370059
  • country
    Text
  • shape
    Number
  • globalid
    Number
  • shape_Length
    Number
  • shape_Area
    Number

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  • By on February 25, 2015
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