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sustainable traditional resource rights

Rights of ICCs or IPs to sustainably use, manage, protect and conserve a) land, air, water, and minerals; b) plants, animals and other organisms; c) collecting, fishing and hunting grounds; d) sacred sites; and e) other areas of economic, ceremonial and aesthetic value in accordance with their indigenous knowledge, beliefs, systems and practices.

Sustainable Traditional Resource Use Rights

Rights of ICCs/IPs to (i) pursue their economic, social, and cultural development; (ii) promote and protect the integrity of their values, practices and institutions; and (iii) determine, use, and control their own organizational and community leadership systems, institutions, relationships, patterns and processes for decision making and participation such as Council of Elders, Bodong Holders. Dap-ay, Ator, Council of Mangkatdaong, or any other body of similar nature.

sustainable use

The use of the components of biological diversity in a way and at a rate that does not lead to a long-term decline thereby maintaining its potential to meet the needs and aspirations of present and future generations.

sustainable use zone

A portion of the protected area comprising of natural areas where the habitat and its associated biodiversity shall be conserved consistent with the management plan and with PAMB approval: (i) indigenous community members and/or tenured migrants and/or buffer zone residents may be allowed to collect and utilize natural resources using traditional sustainable methods that are not in conflict with biodiversity conservation requirements; (ii) research, including the reintroduction of indigenous species, may be allowed limited use, Provided, no clearing, farming, settlement, commercial utilization or other activities detrimental to biodiversity conservation shall be undertaken. The level of allowable activity can be expected to vary from one situation to another.

sustained yield

The yield that a forest can produce continuously at a given intensity of management.

sustained yield management

A continuous or periodic production of forest products in a working unit for the purpose of achieving at the earliest practicable time an approximate balance between growth and harvest or use.


Increase in dimensions due to absorption of moisture below the fiber saturation point.