In many developing countries, forestry policies systematically exclude the poor from the wealth of the forests around them. Senegal provides an interesting example of how even good policies can fail to deliver the benefits they are intended to provide.
This article examines how forestry policy and implementation maintain double standards in a manner that excludes the rural poor from the natural wealth around them. It originally appeared in the October, 2007 issue of Sustainability Science. The original article is available at springerlink.com.