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…

Decentralization and REDD+ in Brazil

Abstract: Central states will be accountable for REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) money, and may keep a significant share. Supporters of decentralization argue that centralized implementation of REDD+ will be ineffective and inefficient. Author(s): Toni, Fabiano Source(s): , Forests; 2 p. 66-85, ill., graphs, tabs Forests 2 Published: 2011 MDPI. Open access…

It takes more than a village : the challenges of co-management in Uganda’s fishery and forestry sectors

Abstract: Successful natural resource decentralization in Uganda requires strengthening local-level natural resource institutions with increased fiscal flow, enforcement, monitoring and judicial powers. The partnership between local-level resource users and the central government must be reinforced. Author(s): Lawrence, Theodore J.; Watkins, Cristy Source(s): , International journal of sustainable development and world ecology p. 1-11 International journal…

CAPRi : CGIAR systemwide program on collective action and property rights

Abstract: The CAPRi programme fosters research and promote collaboration on institutional aspects of natural resource management between CGIAR research centers, national agricultural research institutions, and other sources. Author(s): CGIAR Source(s): , Published: 2011 Consultative group on international agricultural research (CGIAR), Washington, DC (English; Spanish; French ISBN/ISSN: / Link:

Livelihoods and natural resource management

Abstract: This section of the ELDIS website provides recommended reading and a regularly updated list of resources on livelihoods approaches to the management of natural resources, including land, soil and water, forests and fisheries. Author(s): IDS Source(s): , Published: 2011 University of Sussex. Institute of development studies (IDS). Eldis, Brighton (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:

The rural hub : supporting rural development in western and central Africa = Le hub rural : appui au développement rural en Afrique de l’ouest et du centre

Abstract: Some of the topics dealt with in The Rural Hub are : local development, decentralization, and land tenure. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2011 Immeuble Ousseynou Thiam Guéye, [Dakar (English; French ISBN/ISSN: / Link: