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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    China

    This study assesses the determinants of forest land allocation to households in the forest tenure reforms in China in the period 1980-2005 using data from three provinces in Southern China; Fujian, Jiang Xi and Yunnan. Furthermore, it assesses the current level of tenure security on forest land and how this tenure security is affected by past and more recent policy changes.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Australia, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Uzbekistan

    Asia and the Pacific, for the purposes of this book, encompasses a vast territory extending from Mongolia in the north to New Zealand in the south; from the Cook Islands in the east to Kuwait in the west (Map 1). The environmental diversity of Asia and the Pacific is therefore vast, and is contrasted by the region’s coldest and hottest deserts, verdant tropical rainforests, extensive steppe, desert steppe, grassland and rangelands, mountains and plains.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Bangladesh, United States of America, Afghanistan, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Australia, Laos, United Kingdom, Guinea, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Nepal, Pakistan, Yemen, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Japan, India, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Asia, Oceania

    Land Tenure Working Paper 20. This paper presents an analysis of communal tenure and its role for natural resource management system, in different contexts of selected Asian countries. The current market driven pressures on natural resources create both challenges and opportunities for communities and governments to use and strengthen communal tenure in order to promote sustainable management of some natural resources.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    China

    As China becomes increasingly influential in international affairs, it is important to understand the unique characteristics of Chinese environmental values and policy processes. This is especially true given the rate and scale of China’s environmental impacts on natural ecosystems from local to international levels. Currently, however, Chinese conservation values, policies and practices are not well-integrated.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    China

    China's Horquin area in the northern farming–pastoral transition zone is undergoing rapid land degradation and rangeland modification that is impacting far broader areas as the source of material for dust storms. Multi-temporal Landsat images of the Horquin core area were used to generate a time series of land use covering about a 30-year period, 1975–2003. We show that the physical environment in Horquin deteriorated between 1975 and 2000, although this situation was more controlled after 2000.

  6. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2011
    China

    This paper focuses on factors influencing grassland lease, which will contribute to the heated debate about land use in China by extending to more extensive and vulnerable grassland regions. Based on review of grassland institutional change and analysis of data from 12 villages, this paper examines the impact of variables such as grassland property rights, grazing policies and physical attributes of actors on grassland lease.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    China

    Many regions are still threatened with frequent floods and water resource shortage problems in China. Consequently, the task of reproducing and predicting the hydrological process in watersheds is hard and unavoidable for reducing the risks of damage and loss. Thus, it is necessary to develop an efficient and cost-effective hydrological tool in China as many areas should be modeled.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    China

    Land managements and agricultural practices in China changed significantly during the past 25 years. Differences in soil fertility parameters between 1981 and 2006 in Jingzhou County, China were investigated, with the changes of land management and agricultural practices. The results showed that, from 1981 to 2006, soil pH and organic matter decreased by 3.35% and 32.2%, while total nitrogen (TN), available N (AN), available phosphorus (AP), and available potassium (AK) increased by 0.4 g kg⁻¹, 21 mg kg⁻¹, 8 mg kg⁻1, and 32 mg kg⁻¹, respectively.

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