Our Forest, Your Ecosystem, Their Timber

Our Forest, Your Ecosystem, Their Timber

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qIn this volume, Nicholas K. Menzies looks at communities in China, Zanzibar, Brazil, and India where, despite differences in landscape, climate, politics, and culture, common challenges and themes arise in making a transition from forest management by government agencies to community-based forest management (CBFM). The stories of these four distinct places highlight the difficulties communities face when trying to manage their forests and negotiate partnerships with others interested in forest management, such as the commercial forest sector or conservation and environmental organizations. These issues are then considered against a growing body of research concerning what constitutes successful CBFM.q qDrawing on published and unpublished case studies, project reports, and his own rich experience, Menzies analyzes how CBFM fits into the broader picture of the management of natural resources, highlighting the conditions that bring about effective practices and the most just and equitable stewardship of resources.q--BOOK JACKET.A recent worldwide review of 280 schemes for payments for forest environmental services recognized that few forest ... It concludes with a call for a€œa market support centre that offers free access to market information, a contact point for potential buyers, ... and an advice bureau to support the design and implementation of contractsa€ (Landell-Mills and Porras 2002). ... and relationship between members of a forest community and a wholesale purchaser of certified timber or signatories toanbsp;...

Title:Our Forest, Your Ecosystem, Their Timber
Author:Nicholas K. Menzies
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2012-08-21


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