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Forest Administration in British Honduras

Nature volume 119, page 257 (12 February 1927) | Download Citation



BEFORE the War, forestry administration in many -British smaller colonies and dependencies remained a dead letter. The governors were either men trained to diplomacy or distinguished soldiers. If consideration was given to the matter, it was dismissed with the argument that forestry would not pay. That the argument was fallacious can already be demonstrated by practical examples. For many years British Honduras has been noted for its mahogany, which was extracted on the principles that have destroyed so many forests in the world. Four years ago, the first attempt at introducing a forest administration into the country was made not without many doubts as to the wisdom of the projected step, both at home and in the colony. A two years' trial was to be made, and three Forest Officers were appointed.

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