Although it is widely acknowledged that forests provide critical ecosystem services for human survival and well-being, in the Asia-Pacific region forests are being converted to other land uses and degraded at alarming rates. One underlying factor for this destruction of forests is market failure. Forests are cleared for other land uses or degraded...
Partly due to the worldwide upsurge in industrial demand for timber, the number of planted forests has increased ten-fold in the last 20 years. These planted forests currently comprise only about 5% of the world’s forest area, but supply 35% of industrial logs and have critical roles to play in releasing pressure on natural forests, mitigating...
This study examines two major transitions in forest governance - decentralisation and state-sponsored (formal) community forestry - with respect to whether they are opening spaces for communities to contribute to sustainable forest management. Our main thesis is that there is a need for democratic decentralisation in order to effectively re-engage...
Local perspectives in protected area management
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- Trends in China's forest-related policies - from the perspective of the growing timber trade / Masanobu YAMANE and Wenming LU
- Trends in Malaysian Forest Policy / Weng-Chuen WOON and Haron NORINI
- Trends in Forest Policy of the Philippines / Juan M. PULHIN
- Farm Tree Planting and the Wood Industry in Indonesia : a...
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