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  1. Library Resource
    Contested aquaculture development in the protected mangrove forests of the Kapuas estuary, West Kalimantan
    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2014
    Indonesia

    Indonesia comprises more mangroves than any other country, but also exhibits some of the highest mangrove loss rates worldwide. Most of these mangrove losses are caused by aquaculture development. Monetary valuation of the numerous ecosystem services of mangroves may contribute to their conservation.

  2. Library Resource
    January, 2014
    China

    The Chinese central government has consistently taken decisive legal and policy measures over the past 35 years to secure, enhance, and expand farmers’ rights to farmland and forest land in order to reduce the

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2013
    Myanmar

    ... This document reports on a study carried out to assess the value of the forest sector to Myanmar's economy, in order to justify and identify niches for developing forest-based payments for ecosystem services (PES) and other mechanisms that can be used to generate financing for forest conservation.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2013
    Myanmar

    ... Extremely rapid growth in Chinese imports of ‘redwood’, ‘rosewoods’ or ‘Hongmu’ timbers from Myanmar in the past two years is directly driving increased illegal and unsustainable logging, posing a real threat to governance, the rule of law and the viability Myanmar’s dwindling forests. EIA research shows that, based on current trends, the two most targeted Hongmu species in
    Myanmar - tamalan and padauk - could be logged to commercial extinction in as little as three years.

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2013
    India

    Chiefly an agricultural society, India has a strong linkage between land and social status of an individual. Nearly 70 % of its population dependent on land, either as farmers or farm laborers and it is imperative to address the issues of land ensuring livelihood, dignity and food security to millions of Indians. Land reform was a major policy initiative in the country in 1950s and early 1960s.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Switzerland, Mozambique, Guatemala, Indonesia, Grenada, Ghana, Guyana, Cameroon, Nepal, Philippines, Uganda, Australia, Ecuador, India, Georgia, Papua New Guinea

    El bienestar humano y la salud del planeta dependen de nuestra voluntad de cuidar de los bosques y de los procedimientos que empleemos para llevar a cabo su explotación. Es por lo tanto esencial saber quién posee y controla los bosques y cómo se ejerce la gobernanza de la tenencia forestal. Esta guía técnica se dirige a quienes desean mejorar la gobernanza de la tenencia forestal, ayudándoles a actuar en cuatro áreas críticas —la comprensión, la organización, la participación y la garantía—, y facilita sus decisiones relacionadas con los bienes y servicios forestales.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Honduras, Nigeria, United States of America, Spain, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Germany, Indonesia, Norway, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Panama, Switzerland, Nicaragua, Belize, Italy, Ecuador, Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, Americas

    Programmes to reduce emissions from deforestation and ecosystem degradation, such as REDD+ and other forestry incentive programmes, including Payment for Environmental Services (PES), could represent an opportunity to strengthen processes of conservation, sustainable usage and poverty reduction in the Mesoamerican region, particularly in indigenous territories and communities.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Switzerland, Germany, Indonesia, Australia, United Kingdom, Ghana, Guyana, Cameroon, Nepal, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Netherlands, India, Ireland, Canada

    Forests help us breathe and they give us homes, food and energy. Moreover, human well-being and the health of our whole planet depend on whether and how we grow and look after forests. So ‘forest governance’ – or who is allowed to decide what about forests and how – is a matter of life and death for millions of people around the world and is profoundly relevant for us all. But decisions about forests and trees are often in the wrong hands or made badly. Much depends on ‘tenure’ – on who owns and controls the forests and trees themselves.

  9. Library Resource
    August, 2013
    Turkey

    The report identifies the challenges,
    and opportunities the forestry sector faces in Turkey, where
    twenty five percent of the country's land area is
    covered by forests, with significant economic,
    environmental, and cultural functions. The challenges
    identified in the review include poverty, land tenure, the
    need to establish multi-purpose, participatory forest
    management planning, and, to control soil erosion in

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