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Local People in Logged Forests: Perspectives on Sustainability and Human Well-Being

Edited By: Carol J Pierce Colfer and Yvonne Byron

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Paperback | #111472 | ISBN-13: 9781891853067
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Hardback | Dec 2000 | #111471 | ISBN: 1891853058
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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.

'Offers fascinating insights into how people who live in and around tropical forests think about and use their systems of resources.' Jeffrey A. McNeely, IUCN - The World Conservation Union 'An impressive piece of research on the i? inholderi? problem. An important reference for scientists who are concerned about biodiversity conservation.' Thomas K. Rudel, Rutgers University


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.

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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.

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