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Country profileBrazil: Law No. 11.284 on public forests management for sustainable production and other provisions.

Original title: Lei n. 11.284, de 2 de Março de 2006.
Date of text: 02 March 2006.
Entry into force notes: This Law enters into force on the date of its publication.
Type of text: Legislation

Available web site: www.planalto.gov.br
Full text available (Portuguese): bra62562.pdf

Implemented by:
  • Decree No. 6.063 regulating Law No. 11.284 on public forests management for sustainable timber production. - 20 March 2007 [LEX-FAOC071460]
  • Decree No. 7.167 regulating the National Fund for Forestry Development (FNDF). - 05 May 2010 [LEX-FAOC109952]
  • Decree No. 2.592 creating the Registration for forestry products users (CEPROF-PA) and the Trading and Transport System of forestry products (SISFLORA-PA) within the State of Pará. - 27 November 2006 [LEX-FAOC150029]

  • Amends:
  • Law No. 10.683 regulating Federal Government institutions and ministries. - 28 May 2003
  • [LEX-FAOC061807]
  • Act No. 9.605 regulating Criminal and Administrative Penalties relating to behaviour and activities harmful to the environment, and sets forth other provisions. - 12 February 1998
  • [LEX-FAOC015938]
  • Environmental Policy Act No. 6.938. - 31 August 1981
  • [LEX-FAOC012932]

    Amended by:
  • Law No. 11.516 on the institution of the Institute for Biodiversity Conservation “Chico Mendes”. - 28 August 2007 [LEX-FAOC074670]

  • Abstract:
    This Law is composed of 86 articles structured in five Chapters. It regulates public forests management with the view of granting sustainable timber production. Special attention is devoted to local community management, forest concessions, environmental licensing and forestry prices. Moreover, it institutes, within the Ministry for Environment, the Brazilian Forestry Service (SBF) and the National Fund for Forestry Development (FNDF). The Law provides also a classification of municipal, State or federal forests. Finally, it rules on the bodies in charge for forestry management and monitoring.

    Descriptors (Forestry): basic legislation; public forest; forest management/forest conservation; timber; institution; special fund; classification/declassification; monitoring

    FAOLEX No: LEX-FAOC062562