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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2010

    Regions where community forest enterprises dominate the landscape have low to non-existent deforestation, sustainable forest management, enhancement of carbon stocks, forest conservation and substantial generation of sustainable livelihoods. Corruption and deforestation are also associated with some Mexican forest communities, but these regions have created a sector with hundreds of well-managed community forests that contribute to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change. Some 60–70% of Mexican forests are now owned by communities.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Central America, South America

    En los paisajes tropicales de América Latina están teniendo lugar importantes transformaciones con consecuencias sobre el desarrollo económico y el cambio climático. Los cambios en los territorios ocurren no solo debido a las políticas y mercados nacionales sino también a las dinámicas de mercado globales vinculadas a un rol creciente de los comercializadores e inversionistas transnacionales.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2000

    Loggers, miners and rural communities all exploit forests in unsustainable ways in search of profits and means of subsistence. They are the primary actors in forest decline and their immediate motivations are the direct causes of deforestation and degradation. However, these motivations are determined, through complex causation chains, by deeper and much more fundamental forces: the underlying causes of deforestation. Effective action against forest decline requires an understanding of these underlying causes and their distant impacts on forests.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2006

    Dry forests in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) cover approximately 43% of the continent. They are inhabited by nearly 236 million people, many of these the poorest in the world. A majority of the population of these regions is dependent on traditional energy sources (i.e., firewood, charcoal and organic wastes), subsistence farming, generally free-ranging livestock, and products harvested from the dry forests. Growing pressure on dry forest resources to meet human and socioeconomic development needs mean that dry forests are increasingly being utilised unsustainably.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000

    Secondary forests comprise a large and growing proportion of the forest cover in the tropics and are very important at the local, national and regional levels for a wide range of products and environmental services. However, knowledge and expertise regarding secondary forests is still limited, and they are inadequately addressed in forest policy, planning and research.

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