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Policy Report
The Russian Far East (RFE) has long been regarded by the central government in Moscow as a timber resource base. As a result, forest resources have been exploited for timber, especially the most accessible locations with valuable resources (Newell & Wilson, 1996; Kakizawa, 1998a).After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the exploitation of timber...
Conference Proceeding
This workshop was organized jointly by NUOL (Department of Forestry, National University of Laos) and IGES. The main objectives were: 1) for the IGES forest conservation project to share its research results on Lao P.D.R. and Vietnam respectively; 2) for the participating experts and stakeholders to comment on and discuss the research results; and...
Conference Proceeding
1998 年5 月に開催された森林に関する政府間フォーラム(IFF)第2回会合において、コスタリカ政府とカナダ政府が森林に関する法的拘束力を持つ国際的な取決め(森林条約)への合意形成のためのイニシアティブを実施することを表明したのを受けて、(財)地球環境戦略研究機関/森林保全プロジェクトでは、熱帯林行動ネットワーク(JATAN)の協力のもとで、「IFF と森林条約に関するブレインストーミングフォーラム」を開催した。(1998年12 月~1999 年3 月の間に3 回開催) この中では、森林保全に関する国際的な議論の経緯を把握するとともに、関連する既存の国際条約や関連する文書の分析を行い、これまでの森林条約に関連する議論を整理した。 その結果...
Conference Proceeding
CONTENTS: Part 1: Executive Summary Session 1: A Review of Forest Management in Indonesia and the Philippines Session 2: Policy Recommendations for Participatory Forest Management in Indonesia and the Philippines and Timber Trade Policy Session 3: Local Experiences in Indonesia Session 4: Discussants' Comments Session 5: Group Discussion Plenary...


Research Report
The world’s forest cover continues to decrease. In recent years, the world’s forests have been affected by over-harvesting, overgrazing, pests and diseases, high global temperatures, floods, droughts, storms, air pollution and forest fires, as well as the economic crises in Asia and other regions. In particular, the forests in Asia have been...
Conference Paper

Toward Institutionalization of Various Participatory Forest Management Systems in Lao P.D.R

Proceedings of IUFRO Inter-Divisional Seoul Conference
Khampha Chanthirath
Ioki Atsushi
Conference Proceeding
Forest conservation is a key issue which the international community now faces. The present situation needs to be improved in view of the strong correlation between deforestation, decreasing bio-diversity and global warming. Forest conservation is given great importance in Agenda 21 and documents that followed. IFF(Intergovernmental Forum on Forest...