Increasing public participation through awareness raising activities : a case study in Trao reef marine reserve, Vietnam

Abstract: This paper focuses on stakeholder participation in the community-based management of Trao Reef, Vietnam. The high level of environmental awareness of the local community contributed to the success of the project, harmonizing the socio-economic benefits of the local community and nature conservation. Author(s): Hang Thi Minh Tran; Loke Ming Chou; Hue Thu Nguyen Source(s):…

Empowering local people through community-based resource monitoring : a comparison of Brazil and Namibia

Abstract: The psychological, social, economic, and political aspects of local empowerment in wildlife monitoring systems in Brazil and Namibia were assessed. Empowerment was facilitated by the value of natural resources, rights to trade and manage resources, and collaboration by stakeholders. Author(s): Constantino, Pedro De Araujo Lima Source(s): , Ecology and society (E&S); vol. 17, no.…

Revised ITTO guidelines for the sustainable management of natural tropical forests : full report

Abstract: These guidelines provide framework and management principles for the sustainable management of natural tropical forests, including forest governance, land use planning, tenure, inclusive decision-making, and regional and international commitments. Author(s): Blaser, Jürgen; Sabogal, Cesar Source(s): , 114 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2011 International tropical timber organization] (ITTO), [Yokohama (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.itto.int/files/user/pdf/RFM-5%20-FUll%20Report%20of%20%20Revised%20SFM%20Guidelines-with%20list%20of%20acronyms.pdf

Community conservation in Namibia : devolution as a tool for the legal empowerment of the poor

Abstract: Namibia‘s successful community-based natural resource programme (CBNRM) is described. It involves devolving use and management rights over wildlife and other resources to local communities (as opposed to local governments), who self-organize into communal conservancies. Author(s): Boudreaux, Karol C. Source(s): , Working paper / Mercatus center, George Mason university; 10-64 [26] p. Working paper /…

The benefits and constraints of participation in forest management : the case of Taita Hills, Kenya

Abstract: In 2007, local people’s perceptions about benefits and constraints of participatory forest management in the Taita Hills, Kenya, were investigated. Respondents felt that lack of updated information about management practices and legal rights, hampered both participation and conservation. Author(s): Himberg, Nina Source(s): , Fennia : international journal of geography; vol. 187, no. 1 p.…

Ecosystem governance

Abstract: The Ecosystem Governance programme brings an integrated perspective to improving governance systems for equitable and sustainable natural resource management, involving transparent and democratic decision making, adaptive management, and combined biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction. Author(s): WUR Source(s): , Published: 2009 Wageningen UR (WUR). Centre for development innovation (CDI), Wageningen (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.cdi.wur.nl/UK/programmes/EcosystemGovernance/

Decentralization and people’s participation in conservation : a comparative study from the western Terai of Nepal

Abstract: Household participation and benefits from decentralized participatory conservation programmes in Nepal were examined for two protected areas in the Terai. The benefits of participation outweighed the costs. The performance of grassroots organizations and levels of participation were correlated. Author(s): Baral, Nabin; Heinen, Joel T. Source(s): The international journal of sustainable development and world ecology;…

Decentralisation and biodiversity management : opportunities to improve UNDP-GEF projects

Abstract: The paper reviews why decentralization and biodiversity management should be mutually reinforcing and why this has not materialized. Changes in UNDP’s Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded biodiversity projects are suggested to take advantage of the opportunities. Author(s): Clairs, Tim Source(s): , 63 p., ill., tabs Published: 2006 United nations development programme (UNDP). Oslo governance…