IFLEA : Institutions for forest resource and livelihood management in east African forest landscapes

Abstract: The objective of IFLEA is to strengthen research capacities to better understand the role of institutions and institutional change for sustainable natural resource management and livelihoods in East African forest landscapes, specifically Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Institutions for forest resource and livelihood management in east African forest landscapes…

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):…

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…

In and out of the forest : decentralisation and recentralisation of forest governance in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Abstract: The question what actual impact both de- and recentralisation of forest governance had on the livelihoods of local communities in East Kalimantan is examined. Undesired outcomes of decentralisation have been counteracted by an immediate effort to recentralise. Author(s): Bullinger, Cathrin; Haug, Michaela Source(s): , Austrian journal of south-east Asian studies (ASEAS); vol. 5, no.…

CIPEC : Center for the study of institutions, population and environmental change

Abstract: CIPEC studies processes of change in forest environments as mediated by institutional arrangements, demographic factors, and other major human driving forces. CIPEC activities include interdisciplinary training and research. Its focus is on the Western Hemisphere. Author(s): Indiana University Source(s): , Published: 2011 Indiana university, Bloomington, IN [etc.] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.indiana.edu/~cipec/

Forest management decentralization in Kenya : effects on household farm forestry decisions in Kakamega

Abstract: The effects of forest decentralization through the Kenya Forest Act of 2005, on farm forestry investment was studied among Kakamega forest communities. It was found that participatory forest management reduces investments by the poor, so complementary measures will be necessary. Author(s): Nyangena, Wilfred; Ogada, Maurice Juma; Sikei, Geophrey Source(s): , [32] p., ill., tabs…

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…