Does secure land tenure save forests? : a review of the relationship between land tenure and tropical deforestation

Abstract: Deforestation is linked to land tenure security. A literature review of over 130 cases under specific land tenure conditions showed that land tenure security is associated with less deforestation, regardless of the form of tenure. Protected forests are associated with more positive forest outcomes. Author(s): Robinson, Brian E.; Holland, Margaret B.; Naughton-Treves, Lisa Source(s):…

The political economy of deforestation in the tropics

Abstract: Often, most logging involves some illegal action. A survey across eight years of institutional change in post-Soeharto Indonesia illustrate how incentives faced by local government officials affect deforestation, and provide an example of how standard economic theories can explain illegal behavior. Author(s): Burgess, Robin Source(s): , [Economic organisation and public policy discussion papers; 37]…

Respecting rights, delivering development : forest tenure reform since Rio 1992

Abstract: Research shows that where the rights of Indigenous Peoples and communities are recognized, their territories and community-managed forests outperform public protected areas in preventing deforestation and ensuring conservation. Most of the progress occurred in Latin America. Author(s): Source(s): , 15 p., ill., graphs, map Published: 2012 Rights and resources initiative (RRI), Washington, DC (English…

Decentralization and deforestation : the moderating role of polycentric governance

Abstract: Cases from Peru and Bolivia show that decentralization has an ambiguous effect on forest cover change. However, polycentric governance, which is equally common in decentralized and centralized regimes, has a stronger, positive effect on forest conservation in decentralized settings. Author(s): Wright, Glenn D. Source(s): , 35 p., ill., graphs, tabs draft Published: 2012 International…

Role of local government on REDD+ implementation in Indonesia : case study of central Kalimantan as REDD+ pilot province

Abstract: A provincial pilot study in Indonesia revealed that REDD+ can empower forest communities and enhance forest carbon storage at the same time. However, land-use planning regulations present considerable challenges. Author(s): Wicaksono, Dian Agung; Santosa, Wahyu Yun Source(s): , p. 56-64 Published: 2012 International conference on local government] (ICLG), [S.l. (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.iclg.in.th/Proceedings/08_005%20Dian%20Agung%20Wicaksono,%20Wahyu%20Yun%20Santosa.pdf

Tenure in REDD : start-point or afterthought?

Abstract: This report aims to promote debate on the REDD mechanisms, drawing on experience from rainforest countries. It explores tenure issues and identifies key challenges to be addressed if REDD is to have equitable and sustainable impact. Author(s): Cotula, Lorenzo; Mayers, James Source(s): , IIED natural resource issues; 15 vi, 56 p., ill., tabs IIED…