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  1. Collaborative Governance of Tropical Landscapes

    Edited by Carol J Pierce Colfer, Jean-Laurent Pfund

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    This book provides a novel approach to governance relating to biodiversity and human well-being in complex tropical landscapes, including forests and protected areas. It focuses attention at the interface between communities and the landscape level, building on interdisciplinary research conducted...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Dry Forests and Woodlands of Africa

    Managing for Products and Services

    Edited by Emmanuel N. Chidumayo, Davison J. Gumbo

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    The dry forests and woodlands of Sub-Saharan Africa are major ecosystems, with a broad range of strong economic and cultural incentives for keeping them intact. However, few people are aware of their importance, compared to tropical rainforests, despite them being home to more than half of the...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Decentralization of Forest Governance

    Politics, Economics and the Fight for Control of Forests in Indonesian Borneo

    By Moira Moeliono, Godwin Limberg

    Edited by Eva Wollenberg

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    'This book provides an excellent overview of more than a decade of transformation in a forest landscape where the interests of local people, extractive industries and globally important biodiversity are in conflict. The studies assembled here teach us that plans and strategies are fine but, in the...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Degraded Forests in Eastern Africa

    Management and Restoration

    Edited by Frans Bongers, Timm Tennigkeit

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Forest degradation as a result of logging, shifting cultivation, agriculture and urban development is a major issue throughout the tropics. It leads to loss in soil fertility, water resources and biodiversity, as well as contributes to climate change. Efforts are therefore required to try to...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Smallholders, Forest Management and Rural Development in the Amazon

    By Benno Pokorny

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    The ongoing debate concerning the Amazon's crucial role in global climate and biodiversity is entirely dependent upon sustainable development in the region. Recognizing that forests are an integral part of the social fabric in the region, initiatives such as community forestry,...

    Published May 16th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Managing Forests as Complex Adaptive Systems

    Building Resilience to the Challenge of Global Change

    Edited by Christian Messier, Klaus J. Puettmann, K. David Coates

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    This book links the emerging concepts of complexity, complex adaptive system (CAS) and resilience to forest ecology and management. It explores how these concepts can be applied in various forest biomes of the world with their different ecological, economic and social settings, and history....

    Published January 21st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Evidence-based Conservation

    Lessons from the Lower Mekong

    Edited by Terry C.H. Sunderland, Jeffrey Sayer, Minh-Ha Hoang

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    There is a considerable gap between the science of conservation biology and the design and execution of biodiversity conservation projects in the field. Science is often failing to inform the practice of conservation, which remains largely experience-based. The main reason is the poor accessibility...

    Published August 15th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Monitoring Forest Biodiversity

    Improving Conservation through Ecologically-Responsible Management

    By Toby Gardner

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    The fate of much of the world's terrestrial biodiversity depends upon our ability to improve the management of forest ecosystems that have already been substantially modified by humans. Monitoring is an essential ingredient in meeting this challenge, allowing us to measure the impact of different...

    Published January 8th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Global Environmental Forest Policies

    An International Comparison

    By Constance McDermott, Benjamin Cashore, Peter Kanowski

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Market globalization and the globalization of environmental concerns have spurred demand for greater international accountability for forest stewardship. In response, a range of multi-lateral governmental and non-governmental initiatives have emerged to redefine the rules of global trade, and...

    Published January 8th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Governing Africa's Forests in a Globalized World

    Edited by Laura Anne German, Alain Karsenty, Anne Marie Tiani

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Many countries around the world are engaged in decentralization processes, and most African countries face serious problems with forest governance, from benefits sharing to illegality and sustainable forest management. This book summarizes experiences to date on the extent and nature of...

    Published November 10th 2011 by Routledge