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Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
Author:
Shalini
Dhyani
Jayshree
Shukla
Rakesh
Kadaverugu
Rajarshi
Dasgupta
Muktipada
Panda
Sudip Kumar
Kundu
Harini
Santhanam
Paras R.
Pujari
Shizuka
Hashimoto

In recent times, environmental stewardship of mangroves has provided the impetus to
protect and restore these ecosystems for their inherent ability to protect coastal regions from climate
change, sequester carbon dioxide as rich blue carbon, and support human well-being through a
multitude of ecosystem services. Participatory stakeholder...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Land
Author:
Nityaranjan
Nath
Dhrubajyoti
Sahariah
Gowhar
Meraj
Jatan
Debnath
Durlov
Lahon
Kesar
Chand
Majid
Farooq
Pankaj
Chandan
Suraj Kumar
Singh
Shruti
Kanga

The Kaziranga Eco-Sensitive Zone is located on the edge of the Eastern Himalayan biodiversity
hotspot region. In 1985, the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) was declared a World Heritage
Site by UNESCO. Nowadays, anthropogenic interference has created a significant negative impact
on this national park. As a result, the area under natural habitat is...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Frontiers in Forests and Global Change
Author:
Hiratsuka
Motoshi
Hozumi
Hashiguchi
Miki
Toda

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) has been implemented over the past decade, and has led to a restructuring of forest governance systems in host countries. In the case of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, which is promoting REDD+, activities have been implemented at national, sub-national and project scales...

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Book Chapter
In Teak in the Mekong for a sustainable future
Author:
Barber
Cho

Since the late 2000s, the global timber trade has undergone emerging legality requirements on imported timber products in major consumer countries. As a key country in supplying tropical hardwood, Myanmar's potential to participate in expanding regulated markets rests on its capacity to hold accountability for the legal origin of timber products...

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Land Degradation and Development
Author:
Mrittika
Basu
Shalini
Dhyani
Shizuka
Hashimoto

Place attachment and ecocentric attitude are the important determinants of conservation behaviour, especially for traditionally managed landscapes. In this paper, we explore the relationship between place attachment and the ecocentric attitude of farmers engaged in Jhum cultivation (aka shifting/slash and burn cultivation) in the Zunheboto district...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Urban Forestry & Urban Greening
Author:
Mrittika
BASU
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Ronald C. Estoque
Priyanka
Mitra

Although many researchers highlight the benefits of Urban Green Spaces (UGS) to city dwellers, understanding of residents’ emotional association with UGS remains an incomplete and exciting area of place research. In this study, we conducted an empirical assessment of residents’ Place Attachment (PA) towards UGS in the Greater Tokyo region. For this...

Policy Brief

Agricultural certification schemes are increasingly requiring concession holders to prevent deforestation when they develop plantations but do not sufficiently address forest restoration, which is necessary to prevent further biodiversity loss. This policy brief recommends, by focusing on palm oil, that agricultural certification schemes strengthen...

Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin
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CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND management of forest resources are critical for addressing climate change. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a vehicle for targeted climate actions, including those related to forest management, by countries towards contributing global efforts agreed under the Paris Agreement. Operationalizing climate...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Management
Author:
Shalini
Dhyani
MRITTIKA
BASU
Rakesh
Kadaverugu
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Ram
Avtar
Priyanka
Mitra

Globally, shifting cultivation is known to be an important driver of tropical deforestation. However, we argue that it can be sustainably managed if the environmental boundary conditions, laid by the traditional customs and practices, are fully respected. We narrate an empirical study from the Zunheboto district of Nagaland, India, where we...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Management
Author:
Kikuko
Shoyama
Maiko
Nishi
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Agricultural land accounts for 37% of the world’s terrestrial area, and the multiple functions of agroecosystems—providing food, soil and water retention, and various cultural services—are of great importance for sustainable land management. To ensure that multifunctionality, payment for ecosystem services (PES) schemes have been developed for...