About this book
In March 2002, the Yale chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters brought together social and natural scientists, resource managers, policymakers, community leaders, and other interested parties to share experiences, strategies, successes, and failures in addressing illegal logging and corruption. The results were the conference Illegal Logging in Tropical Forests: Ecology, Economics, and Politics of Resource Misuse and this book, which brings together analyses from the perspectives, of anthropology, economics, forestry, law, political science, and sociology.
Preface (Francis E. Putz) Acknowledgments INTRODUCTION Introduction to Illegal Logging in the Tropics (Ramsay M. Ravenel and Ilmi M. E. Granoff) PROBLEM DESCRIPTION Undercutting Sustainability: The Global Problem of Illegal Logging and Trade (Wynet Smith) THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING FOREST GOVERNANCE A System Dynamics Examination of the Willingness of Villagers to Engage in Illegal Logging (Richard G. Dudley) Does Improved Governance Contribute To Sustainable Forest Management? (Nalin Kishor and Arati Belle) Illegal Logging and Local Democracy: Between Communitarianism and Legal Fetishism (Antonio Azuela) You Say Illegal, I Say Legal: The Relationship Between 'Illegal' Logging and Land Tenure, Poverty, and Forest Use Rights in Vietnam (Pamela McElwee) Can 'Legalization' of Illegal Forest Activities Reduce Illegal Logging? Lessons from East Kalimantan (Luca Tacconi, Krystof Obidzinski, Joyotee Smith, Subarudi, and Iman Suramenggala) CASE STUDIES Social and Environmental Costs of Illegal Logging in a Forest Management Unit in Eastern Cameroon (Philippe Auzel, Fousseni Feteke, Timoth e Fomete, Samuel Nguiffo, and Robinson Djeukam) Recent Trends in Illegal Logging and a Brief Discussion of Their Causes: A Case Study from Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesia (Marc A. Hiller, Benjamin C. Jarvis, Hikma Lisa, Laura J. Paulson, Edward H. B. Pollard, and Scott A. Stanley) Community-Based Logging and De Facto Decentralization: Illegal Logging in the Gunung Palung Area of West Kalimantan, Indonesia (Ramsay M. Ravenel) Combating Corruption and Illegal Logging in B nin, West Africa: Recommendations for Forest Sector Reform (Ute Siebert and Georg Elwert) INTERVENTIONS: THEORY AND PRACTICE Illegal Actions and the Forest Sector: A Legal Perspective (Kenneth L. Rosenbaum) The Role of Monitoring in Cutting Crime (Wynet Smith) Illegal Logging and Deforestation in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India: The Story of Little Andaman Island (Pankaj Sekhsaria) Combating Forest Corruption: The Forest Integrity Network (Aarti Gupta and Ute Siebert) SYNTHESIS Illegal Logging in the Tropics: A Synthesis of the Issues (Ramsay M. Ravenel and Ilmi M. E. Granoff) Index Reference Notes Included
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