The Forest and Environment Sector Programme. Involving of private sector in management of natural resources

The forests cover more than 1.3 millions hectares in Kyrgyzstan, which relatively represent 5.3 % of the country’s territory. The “State Forest Fund” (Gos Les Fund) represents a total area of 3.5 millions hectares, including forested and non-forested lands, pastures, etc. These lands are under control of the State Agency on Environment Protection and Forestry (SAEF). However, it is important to mention the existence of other forest areas owned by other state bodies, notably by the local Administrative Fund (Ayil Okmots).