Spanning 90 million hectares, the forests of Indonesia constitute 10 percent of the world’s remaining tropical forests and provide
Ecosystems provide a wealth of services to human populations, among them, disease regulation. But narrowly-focused development projects can threaten these ecosystems and put entire populations at risk.
The loss of tree cover over extensive areas of the humid tropics is a global phenomenon with important implications for the health and prosperity of forest ecosystems, as well as the local people and economies that depend on their resources.
There is increasing demand by individual consumers and national governments for wood products that have been harvested in a legal, socially responsible and sustainable manner, particularly in the US and European marketplaces.
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This analysis compiles a comprehensive set of geospatial indicators of human activities that lead to forest degradation and conversion. Illustrated by numerous maps, the results provide valuable insights for land-use planning and zoning.
Since the mid-1990s, Cameroon has launched a process of decentralization of the management of its forests. Among other innovations, this decentralization process has transferred powers over forests and financial benefits accruing from their exploitation to local communities.
The overall objective of this study is to analyze cases where Members of Parliament have taken the concerns of their electorates to Parliament. The Butamira Forest Reserve has been selected as the case study. The Forest Reserve which is located in Kagoma
IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is implementing a special project: Ecosystems, Protected Areas, and People.
The romantic notion of the Russian forest as an unbroken band of boundless wilderness is a myth. In reality, the taiga consists of fragments of wilderness, separated by areas affected---either directly or indirectly–--by modern land use.
In the absence of detailed information on forest condition, Global Forest Watch is identifying large tracts of forest unfragmented by roads to provide a coarse-scale picture of where areas that are relatively undisturbed by commercial-scale activities remain in the world's forest.
Indonesia is endowed with some of the most extensive and biologically diverse tropical forests in the world.
Many people think of the Russian tiaga as an unlimited expanse of undisturbed nature. The main purpose of this study was to find out to which extent this notion is true -- to answer such questions as:
This paper is one of a series of REPSI “working papers” that seeks to illuminate the cutting-edge issues, challenges, and opportunities of natural resource management in the region’s uplands.
Land use GIS data for Ban Lung Village, Cambodia
Forest sector planning and management policies can help ensure long-term yields of timber products while minimizing the environmental and social costs of logging and other development.
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Cameroon contains some of the Congo Basin's most biologically diverse and most threatened forests.
Central Africa's forests have a long history of human use. Large-scale commercial logging, however, is a recent phenomenon.
This report addresses the following questions:
In light of the important issues that trade and forests entail, this report analyzes the risks and opportunities associated with proposed liberalization of international commerce in forest products.