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Introduction

Adrian C. Newton

in Forest Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567448
eISBN:
9780191717895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567448.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This introductory chapter focuses on the application of ecological techniques in forest conservation and management. It presents a brief overview of recent developments in international forest ... More


Forest extent and condition

Adrian C. Newton

in Forest Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567448
eISBN:
9780191717895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567448.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the use of remote sensing technologies and geographical information systems (GIS), which have revolutionized the ability to map patterns of forest distribution and estimate ... More


Forests, woodlands, and scrub

Malcolm Ausden

in Habitat Management for Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198568728
eISBN:
9780191717529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568728.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Forest and woodlands are terms that describe land dominated by trees. Scrub consists of small trees and bushes. This chapter discusses the important features of forests and woodlands for wildlife, ... More


Livelihood Practices and Dynamics of Forest Conservation

Arupjyoti Saikia

in Forests and Ecological History of Assam, 1826–2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069539
eISBN:
9780199081240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069539.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

In the formative years of the Assam Forest Department, forest management and implementation of forest laws often collided with the livelihood practices of the people and the natives. As a result, ... More


Introduction

Arupjyoti Saikia

in Forests and Ecological History of Assam, 1826–2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069539
eISBN:
9780199081240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069539.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Assam forests were often depicted as enchanting forests in Assamese literatures. While the grandiose of the Assam forests were central to Assamese literature, contemporary literature however ... More


Community Based Property Rights and Resource Conservation in India's Forests

Lavanya Rajamani

in Property and the Law in Energy and Natural Resources

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579853
eISBN:
9780191722745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579853.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter explores the provenance, possibilities, and limits of the formal legal recognition of community based property rights, through a case study of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional ... More


Science in the Forests: Rethinking Conservation

Arupjyoti Saikia

in Forests and Ecological History of Assam, 1826–2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069539
eISBN:
9780199081240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069539.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines how in the urge for scientific forestry, the foresters in Assam took recourse to the local experiences. It also discusses how both scientific management and commercialization of ... More


Conservation in Indonesia

Roger D. Stone

in Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217997
eISBN:
9780520936072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217997.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter focuses on various forest-conservation efforts in Indonesia, where the recent democratic transition offers possibilities for new policies in community forestry. The abundance of forest ... More


Conservation and Regeneration

Bina Agarwal

in Gender and Green Governance: The Political Economy of Women's Presence Within and Beyond Community Forestry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569687
eISBN:
9780191721847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569687.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

Would enhancing women's presence in community forestry institutions improve forest conservation and regeneration? This little addressed question is the focus of this chapter. It statistically ... More


A Contract with Nature

S. RAVI RAJAN

in Modernizing Nature: Forestry and Imperial Eco-Development 1800-1950

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277964
eISBN:
9780191707827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277964.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter provides an overarching account of the emergence of the idea of forest conservation in continental Europe from the mid-18th to the mid-19th centuries. The first part traces the emergence ... More


Africa's Cornucopia and Scorpion

Roger D. Stone

in Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217997
eISBN:
9780520936072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217997.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter discusses the state of forest conservation in Africa and presents several examples of biodiversity conservation efforts involving local communities. The misguided intervention of ... More


Shifting the Balance

Roger D. Stone

in Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217997
eISBN:
9780520936072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217997.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter presents various suggestions for involving local communities in forest conservation. The process of implementing the shift to community management of forests may depend on the legal and ... More


Valuation of Tropical Forests

Anthony C. Fisher and W. MICHAEL HANEMANN

in The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240708
eISBN:
9780191718106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240708.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter begins with a discussion of the major uses of tropical forests and the relationships among the different uses (for example, compatibility between such uses and forest conservation and ... More


The Political Forests

Arupjyoti Saikia

in Forests and Ecological History of Assam, 1826–2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069539
eISBN:
9780199081240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069539.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses forest and forest conservation in South and South-East Asia within a comparative perspective. It also discusses the future of political forests wherein reforestation movements ... More


Learning from Latin America

Roger D. Stone

in Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217997
eISBN:
9780520936072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217997.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter focuses on the role played by various local communities in the conservation of forests in Latin America. The “Pilot Program to Conserve the Brazilian Rain Forest,” started with the help ... More


Management Implications and Applications of Long-Term Ecological Research

Ariel E. Lugo, Frederick N. Scatena, Robert B. Waide, Effie A. Greathouse, Catherine M. Pringle, Michael R. Willig, Kristiina A. Vogt, Lawrence R. Walker, Grizelle González, William H. McDowell, and Jill Thompson

in A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195334692
eISBN:
9780190267742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter illustrates the contributions of the Long-Term Ecological Research to the growing awareness of the management of Puerto Rican government in conserving Luquillo Mountains' ecosystem. It ... More


The Making of Forest (Re)Publics: Popular Engagement with Official Decision-making on Forest Conversions

Kanchi Kohli and Manju Menon

in Democratizing Forest Governance in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198099123
eISBN:
9780199083077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099123.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The chapter explores the processes of official decision-making regarding conversion of forests to non-forest use post the enactment of the Forest Conservation Act (FCA), 1980 in India. It seeks to ... More


Why Tropical Forests Decline

Roger D. Stone

in Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217997
eISBN:
9780520936072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217997.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter discusses the factors that have contributed in the decline of tropical forests. The over-exploitation of forests backed by the governments has led to increasing conflicts between the ... More


Future Imperatives

Roger D. Stone

in Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217997
eISBN:
9780520936072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217997.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter explores the possibilities of increased forest conservation and an increased role of local-community participation in it. Despite increased demand for forest resources and increasing ... More


Panda Habitat Transition

Andrés Viña, Mao-Ning Tuanmu, and Jianguo Liu

in Pandas and People: Coupling Human and Natural Systems for Sustainability

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198703549
eISBN:
9780191820700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703549.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Conservation policies such as payments for ecosystem services (PES) have emerged to address local people’s needs. Some studies have assessed the effectiveness of PES programs at reducing the ... More


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