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The guidelines and recommendations for promoting local participation in forest management for Indonesia, Lao P.D.R. and Far East Russia, as the outcome of the second phase research (FY2001-FY2003) of the IGES Forest Conservation Project.

This guidelines and recommendations consist of (i) village action guidelines (VAG) for villagers and other...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Forest research

Currently, many researchers argue in favor of decentralization, as it facilitates more locally based and innovative forest policy. However, many local government administrations, especially those of municipalities, lack sufficient resources to function efficiently under a decentralized regime. There is an urgent need to reassess administrative...

Policy Report

The aim of this interim country report is to disseminate the results of the activities from the second fiscal year of the second phase, on the Russian Far East, and to provide the basis for discussions on developing guidelines and recommendations for participatory forest management.

Under the former USSR, local people were separated from forest...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Biodiversitas Taman National Gunung Halimun (III)
Author:
Rahayu, Mulyati

Indigenous people who live in Gunung Halimun National Park (GHNP) rely their on their traditional life natural resources around them. The ethnobotanical research had been conducted in three villages surrounding GHNP. This research including indigenous knowledge in using plants for their daily life such as for food, medicine, fuel, ritual need etc...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Ecological Economics
Author:
Mihoko Shimamoto
Fumikazu Ubukata

This paper introduces the theoretical arguments for and against trade liberalization of forest products considering forest sustainability, and reports on the recent circumstances of three countries in Southeast Asia?the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. Trade liberalization raises concerns about the negative effects on forest sustainability...

Policy Report

Laos is a country in transition to a market economy, and specific features concerning the forestry sector there include (1) the development of mechanisms to implement a new legal system governing forestry, and (2) recent actions and trends in efforts to transfer the responsibility of forest management to the local people.
The promotion of...

Policy Report
Author:
Kotphathoum
Thananh

This report is one of the results of research conducted jointly by the Faculty of Forestry, the National University of Laos and the Forest Conservation Project, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (Japan) between September 2001 and March 2004. It aims to contribute towards developing effective village action guidelines (VAG), local...