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Policy Report
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...
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...
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...
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...
Policy Report
Editor:
Devung, G. Simon
Collaborative research reports regarding local participation in forest management in Indonesia, especially useful reference to gain a deeper understanding of the current situation in West Kutai, Indonesia.This report is the result of collaborative research conducted in Indonesia from 2001 to 2003 by IGES, the Center for Social Forestry (CSF) of...
Research Report
This book is a compilation of the results of strategic policy research carried out by the Forest Conservation Project of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), between 1998 and 2002. The project's main purpose is to shed light on measures to conserve biodiversity and use forests sustainably, particularly in the Asia-Pacific...