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Contents


Preface

Other documents related to community-based forest and tree management
Tenure
Institutional and legal analysis
Communal management

Acknowledgments

Contributors

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Chapter 1 - Explaining Deforestation: The Role of Local Institutions

Introduction
Forests, goods, rights, and owners
IFRI research program
Empirical chapters

Conclusion
References

Chapter 2 - Common Property: What Is It, What Is It Good For, and What Makes It Work?

Definitions

Advantages of common-property regimesReferences

Chapter 3 - Group Size and Successful Collective Action: A Case Study of Forest Management Institutions in the Indian Himalayas

Introduction
The van panchayats of Kumaon
Resources of the panchayats
Key actors
The case studies
Implications of the study
Conclusion
References
Appendix 3.1 - Changes in the Van Panchayat Act between 1931 and 1976

Chapter 4 - Successful Forest Management: The Importance of Security of Tenure and Rule Enforcement in Ugandan Forests

Introduction
Forest use in Uganda
Level of consumptive utilization
The role of tenure and enforcement
Conclusions
References

Chapter 5 - Social Norms and Human Foraging: An Investigation into the Spatial Distribution of Shorea robusta in Nepal

Introduction
Study site and data collection process
A proposed "species-density" model

Statistical methods and resultsDiscussion
Conclusion
References

Chapter 6 - The Lack of Institutional Supply: Why a Strong Local Community in Western Ecuador Fails to Protect its Forest

Introduction
Natural resource management and the local level
The social and physical assets of Loma Alta

Loma Alta's "protective forest"
Users, user rules, and use-patterns
Incentives of user groups and the lack of institutional supply
Conclusion
References

Chapter 7 - Indigenous Forest Management in the Bolivian Amazon: Lessons from the Yuracaré People

Introduction
Historical and ecological setting
Themes, definitions, null hypotheses, and corollaries
Moisture gradient hypothesis
Population density hypothesis
Market demand hypothesis
Methodological details and a reference forest
Results

Discussion and conclusions
References

Chapter 8 - Coping with Changes in Population and Forest Resources: Institutional Mediation in the Middle Hills of Nepal

Introduction
Population and the environment
Research on Nepal
The study setting
A study of 18 cases In the Middle Hills of Nepal
Discussion of selected cases

Conclusion
References

Appendix I - IFRI Research Strategy

The problem
Alternative approaches to solving the problem
Goals/outcomes: Addressing knowledge and information gaps and building assessment capacities

Dissemination of results
References

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