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This paper discusses an experience with innovative participatory research in Guatemala and Nicaragua that aimed to strengthen community capabilities in natural resource management. The Grassroots Assistance Project trained community members to document and critically reflect upon local experience with forest management and external assistance. Together with regional context studies undertaken...
Forests are highly significant for addressing multiple global challenges and contribute to the sustainable development of all countries, even those without significant forest area. Forests contribute approximately USD 468 billion or 1% of global gross value added to GDP. The livelihoods of over 1.6 billion people depend on forest goods...
The forest areas surrounding Mount Cameroon host some of the highest biodiversity in West Africa including many rare and endemic species of plants and animals. Wildlife populations are in decline, due to an increasing trade in bushmeat, as well as problems of forest encroachment from farmers and large-scale plantation development. In...
Community forestry in Cameroon is often seen as a way to redirect some of the benefits of timber exploitation to local communities. This paper presents a case study from the Kilum-Ijim Forest which is in an area that has insufficient valuable timber to be of logging interest but is, on...
This paper is a case study on the attempt to address the issues of implementing new legislation and strengthen existing ones for more effective management of Jamaica’s National Parks done by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) since 1987. Since then, a Green paper on National Parks and Protected Areas was...
In order to calculate an appropriate level of forest fees or levies for the forestry sector in Suriname, it is first necessary to calculate the economic rent from forest operations. Once the economic rent is determined, the government can then decide how much of this rent should be collected by...
The objectives of the Rapid Hydrological appraisal are to assess the hydrological situation from the perspective of multiple stakeholders: local ecological knowledge (LEK), public/policymakers ecological knowledge (PEK), and hydrologist/modeler ecological knowledge (MEK). Further, the recommendation from the application of RHA is to design a realistic approach in designing a reward...
Traditional ecological knowledge is being used in powerful combination with Western science to enhance the biodiversity and cultural values of wetlands in Kakadu National Park in Australia's Northern Territory. As part of the northern Australian Burning for Biodiversity project, we are working with the Bushfire CRC and a family of traditional...
Upon request from the Governments of Burkina Faso, Chad, Kenya, Niger, Senegal and Sudan, and funded by the Government of Italy through the Trust Fund for Food Safety and Food Security, FAO supplied assistance for the execution of the Acacia Operation project. It supported food security and rural development in...
Article from Unasylva 44(172):19-24. Use of an Accident Reporting Scheme (ARS) to identify aspects of the logging operation that need investigation to reduce accident frequency and severity. Objective risks for various logging tasks, injury sites and felling and trimming situations are compared with loggers' subjective assessments of risk. Internationally, the...
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