The Environmentalist

, 31:299 | Cite as

Criteria and indicators of forest sustainability assessment for Cameroon

  • Victor N. Cheo


Against a backdrop of continuous deforestation and the degradation of forest resources, this paper is an attempt to develop auspicious criteria and indicators of forest sustainability for Cameroon, drawing from the strength and weaknesses of those currently applicable. Using data emanating from both secondary and primary sources, this paper concludes that while the adoption and implementation of the criteria for forest sustainability should normally lead to sustainability, it should not be taken for granted because sustainability is not an abstract concept, but measurable. Thus, whether or not forest in Cameroon is sustainable can only be ascertained through the effective application of the criteria and indicators delineated in this paper.


Criteria Indicators Forest Sustainability Assessment Cameroon 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of BueaBueaCameroon

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