Provides a "big picture" view of forest extent and change and the role of these ecosystems in industrial roundwood production, woodfuel use and availability, biodiversity, carbon storage and sequestration, and watershed protection....
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Fine-tuning Central Africa's First Auction System...by -
Cameroon's forestry legislation is implemented by the allocation of <i>ventes de coupe</i>, <i>Unités Forestières d'Aménagement</i> (UFA) and community forests. This paper presents information on how different logging rights were allocated and to whom....
Lessons on natural resources monitoring from 13 NGOsby , , and -
A handbook on organizing and implementing effective natural resources monitoring programs based on the experiences of and lessons learned by thirteen NGOs.
People and ecosystems: The fraying web of lifeby , , and -
This millennial edition focuses on five critical ecosystems that have been shaped by the interaction of physical environment, biological conditions, and human intervention: Croplands, forests, coastal zones, freshwater systems, and grasslands.
Forest Fires and Forest Policy in Indonesia's Era of Crisis and Reform...by -
Provides a detailed account of the human, economic, and environmental damage that occurred as a result of the 1997-98 fires in Indonesia.
Increased investment and trade by Transnational Logging Companies in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacificby -
Documents the role played by multinational logging companies in the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) countries.
The G8 and Subsidies That Harm Forests and Economiesby , , , , , and -
Identifies Group of Eight (G8) subsidies to forest products industries that undermine forest protection and accelerate forest loss and highlights actions these countries should take to conserve and manage forests for future generations.
The World Bank, structural adjustment, and forest policy reformby , , , and -
Addresses the intersection between the forest sector and structural adjustment lending and asks the question, "To what extent, and under what conditions, can the World Bank be an effective proponent of forest policy reform through adjustment lending?"...
An Assessment in the Year 2000by -
Explores the scale and magnitude of timber, energy, and mineral resources development within Canada's northern frontier, home to over a third of the world's boreal forest and a tenth of total global forest cover....
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Documents through maps and indicators the current and historic extent of logging in Cameroon along with the key actors -- companies and individuals -- engaged in this activity.
Fifth IUCN World Parks Congress
December 1, 2003. Provides an overview of the World Parks Congress (Durban, September 2003) and its results for funders and civil society organizations with a special emphasis on the significance of the meeting to indigenous communities worldwide.
The first analysis of its kind performed in Canada combining satellite imagery, GIS and ground-truthing to create an electronic atlas that uses ESRI software in an easy-to-use interface.
Options and guidelines
Distributed for comment at the 5th World Parks Congress, this guide seeks to help protected area managers, policy makers, and stakeholders learn to deal with the factors of global change that will have growing impacts on their areas in the coming decades.
Institutionalizing popular participation
This brief presents preliminary findings and recommendations from research on natural resources in decentralization efforts around the world.
The first-ever, detailed map of intact forest landscapes in Russia, and can be used to flag areas where special precautions must be taken before development decisions are made.
Identifies relatively undisturbed forest blocks in Central Africa, providing maps that show their size, condition and current levels of protection -- offering the first comprehensive picture of where logging concessions are located throughout the region.
Building Support for New Development Policies
Examines current issues surrounding dryland management policies and the livelihoods of people who live in dryland areas.
A comprehensive, map-based analysis of the scale and pace of change affecting Indonesia's forests and the forces and actors that are driving deforestation -- turning Indonesia from a forest-rich country to a forest-poor country....
This joint USAID/WRI Information Working Group for Africa report on three West African countries concludes that benefits can be gained from the use of modern information technologies in environmental planning and in managing natural resources.