People and Forest — Policy and Local Reality in Southeast Asia, the Russian Far East, and Japan

  • Makoto Inoue
  • Hiroji Isozaki

Part of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies book series (IGES, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Framework for Sustainable Forest Management

  3. Policy and Legislation in Terms of Local Participation

  4. Local Realities in Forest Use and Management

About this book

Introduction

leading to an overall decrease in the world's forest cover. The forests of Asia, in particular, have been strongly impacted. A number of initiatives have suggested forest policy reforms, and the need for the sustainable management of forests has been widely recognized and encouraged. But because implementation of reforms at the local level has been insufficient, it is imperative that local people begin to effectively participate in forest planning and management as well as in protected-area management. The Forest Conservation Project, launched in April 1998 by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), has carried out research activities on forest strategies, including policy analysis and on-site surveys. This book gives an overview of the project's research activities in its first three-year phase (April1998-March 2001). Since viable forest strategies work best when based on the involvement of local people, this report is addressed to stakeholders in the communities of the relevant countries, including local people and authorities, community-based organizations, experts, national agencies, and international institutions.

Keywords

biodiversity development forest forest policy logging organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Makoto Inoue
    • 1
  • Hiroji Isozaki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Forest Science, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life SciencesThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesIwate UniversityMorioka, IwateJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2554-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6453-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2554-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7871
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