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  1. Library Resource
    Eroding battlefields: Land degradation in Java reconsidered
    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2014
    Indonesia

    Land degradation has been a major political issue in Java for decades. Its causes have generally been framed by narratives focussing on farmers’ unsustainable cultivation practices. This paper causally links land degradation with struggles over natural resources in Central Java. It presents a case study that was part of a research project combining remote sensing and political ecology to explore land use/cover change and its drivers in the catchment of the Segara Anakan lagoon.

  2. Library Resource
    January, 2006
    Indonesia, Eastern Asia, Oceania

    The promotion of forestry activities is seen as a means by which to reduce poverty while protecting the environment. But if clearing of forests for agricultural activities can prove more profitable, will such efforts be effective?

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2014
    Argentina

    Se describe y explica el proceso de deforestación del área ocupada por los bosques de algarrobo en el oeste de La Rioja y Catamarca, a partir de mediados de siglo XIX hasta la actualidad. Este proceso estuvo asociado al desmonte del bosque nativo y a los cambios de uso del suelo originados por diferentes y sucesivos procesos socio– económicos, que tuvieron como actividades emergentes la minería, el ferrocarril y la demanda de productos forestales, generada principalmente por actividades productivas y de consumo desarrolladas en otras regiones.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1963
    Canada

    An international journal of forestry and forest industries

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 1963

    Revista internacional de silvicultura e industrias forestales

  6. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Global

    Over two decades, the World Bank has
    undertaken many structural adjustment operations with
    governments of developing countries. During negotiations for
    structural adjustment loans (SALs), partner governments
    agree to specific policy reforms, whose implementation
    becomes a condition for disbursement of SAL funds.
    Conditionality varies with local circumstances, but
    generally supports privatization of state enterprises,

  7. Library Resource
    June, 2013
    Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

    The trends toward ecosystem degradation
    and social change are affecting coastal areas around the
    world, not least in Sub-Saharan Africa. The crisis affecting
    this region's coastal and marine areas requires an
    urgent and resolute response from the global community. This
    report details the challenges facing coastal and marine
    environments in Sub-Saharan Africa. It describes the World
    Bank's strategy for supporting sustainable development

  8. Library Resource
    August, 2014
    Thailand

    Using plot-level data, the authors
    estimate a bi-variate probit model to explain land clearing,
    and the siting of protected areas in North Thailand in 1986.
    Their model suggests that protected areas (national parks,
    together with wildlife sanctuaries) did not reduce the
    likelihood of forest clearing, but wildlife sanctuaries may
    have reduced the probability of deforestation. Road
    building, by reducing the impedance-weighted distance to

  9. Library Resource
    December, 2013

    This article focuses mainly on the five
    primary case study countries. For forest impacts, the
    concentration is on forest conversion to other land uses and
    deforestation, defined as a (temporary or permanent) removal
    of trees to less than 10 percent crown cover, which is
    similar to the Food and Agricultural Organization's
    (FAO's) definition. Selective logging is thus not
    deforestation but may degrade forests and enable conversion.

  10. Library Resource
    July, 2014

    The World Bank's revised forest
    policy came into being in 2002 and covers all types of
    forests. It has the following key objectives: (i) harnessing
    the potential of forests to reduce poverty in a sustainable
    manner; (ii) integrating forests effectively into
    sustainable development; and (iii) protecting vital local
    and global environmental services and values. The policy
    enables the bank to fully engage in forestry throughout the

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