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About this book
About this book
In this groundbreaking work, an international team of investigators apply a diverse range of social science methods to focus on the interests of the stakeholders living in the most intimate proximity to managed forests. Building on a series of criteria and indicators of sustainable forest management first tested by the editors and their colleagues in the mid-1990s, the researchers address topics such as intergenerational access to resources, gender relations and forest utilization, and equity in both forest-rich and forest-poor contexts.
Part 1 Concepts of Sustainability: applying Ockham's razor to the people-forestry link; sustainable forest communities - general principles and North American indicators; forest cover change analysis using remote sensing and GIS - an Indonesian example. Part 2 Identification of stakeholders: gender and human diversity in sustainable forest management; assessing people's perceptions of forests in Danau Sentarum Wildlife Reserve; traditional knowledge, innovation and practice of biodiversity conservation among Benuaq Dayak community in East Kalimantan. Part 3 Security of intergenerational access to resources: intergenerational equity and sharing of benefits on a developing island state; intergenerational access to resources - developing criteria and indicators; participatory mapping and analysis of security of intergenerational access to resources among the forest population of Gabon; gender relations and forest utilization - a case study for Southern Cameroon; soil fertility and the generation gap in Southern Cameroon. Part 4 Rights and responsibilities to manage co-operatively and equitably: from "participation" to "rights and responsibilities" in forest management; rights and means to manage co-operatively - participation in sustainable forest managmement among Brazilian peasants; the role of rural women in forest resource management - the case of Mbalmayo and surrounding areas. Part 5 Comparative quatitative analyses: in search of a conservation ethic - a comparison of cognitive maps in forest-rich and forest-poor contexts; access to resources in forest-rich and forest-poor contexts; rights to manage the forest co-operatively and equitably in forest-rich and forest-poor contexts.
Carol J. Pierce Colfer is programme leader for CIFOR's Adaptive Co-management of Forests Programme and coauthor of Beyond Slash and Burn: Building on Indigenous Management of Borneo's Tropical Rainforests. Yvonne Byron is a staff researcher at CIFOR. She is coauthor of In Place of the Forest: Environmental and Socio-economic Transformation in Borneo and the Eastern Malay Peninsula.