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Co-management of Natural Resources in Asia: A Comparative Perspective

Edited By: Gerard A Persoon, Diny ME van Est and Percy E Sajise

320 pages, Illus, maps

NIAS Press

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #116775 | ISBN: 8791114136
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Case studies of experiments with co-management in a number of countries are combined with more reflective contributions pointing to underlying assumptions and problems in the actual implementation of co-management.


Part one - Working at local levels, multiple voices from Asian communities: co-management of forest resources - the Bugkalot experience, Dante Aquino; institutional resilience of marine sasi - a traditional fisheries management system in Central Maluku, Indonesia, Ingvild Harkes, Irene Novaczek; co-management in protected areas - the case of Cat Tien National Park, Southern Vietnam, Gert Polet; exploring the right blend between government facilitative role and farmers' initiative in forest regeneration, Paulo Pasicolan; pasture land management in post-reform China - grazing on ambiguously owned land, Wei Hu; Pala'wan managing their forests (Palawan Island, the Philippines), Marieke Hobbes. Part two - Reflective and comparative approaches to the co-management debate: years of transition in coastal Japanese fisheries, 1868-1912, Arne Kalland; fisheries co-management - key conditions and principles drawn from Asian experiences, Robert Pomeroy, Brenda Katon, Ingvild Harkes; the road to community-based resource management in the Philippines - entries, bends, tolls and dead-ends, Percy Sajise, Francisco Fellizar, Gil Sanguiguit; conflicting boundaries - the role of mapping in the co-management discourse, Manon Osseweijer; co-production of forests in Andhra Pradesh, India - theoretical and practical considerations, Gautam Yadama; imagined models vs historical practices - Tana Ulen and community-based management of natural resources in the interior of Indonesian Borneo, Christina Eghenter; biophysical perspective on co-management of natural resources, with special reference to the Northern Sierra Madre mountain region (Philippines), Denyse Snelder, Lilian Spijkerman, Jan Sevink. Part three - conclusions: trends in diversity and preferred futures, Roy Ellen.

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