forest management Articles

  • A Model for Communal Forest Management

    Guna Yala, an autonomous indigenous territory inside Panama, is one of the most unusual places on the planet, where the Guna people have preserved their way of life and the forest around them thanks in large part to their exceptional land rights and sovereignty. At first glance, life on Guna Yala’s dozens of inhabited Caribbean islands seems idyllic — a place without cars, with little ...


    By Ensia

  • The wealth of forests

    The day I first set foot in a tropical rainforest, in Malaysia in the early 1980s, I experienced something profound. From the echoes of gibbons calling from the canopy in the early morning mist to the iridescent flash of a bird in a beam of sunlight, rainforests are a sensory delight as well as a marvel to anyone’s scientific curiosity. As I subsequently watched ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Regeneration of teak forests under joint forest management in Gujarat

    In order to understand the impact of JFM in Gujarat, a study was conducted in three divisions viz., Baria, Rajpipala and Sabarkantha covering 24 villages. Vegetation parameters such as species richness, density of trees, basal areas, Shanon Weiner's diversity index, woody biomass and MAI were observed and compared with control plots in a non-JFM village. Stem density, species richness, species ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental impacts of community-based forest management in the Philippines

    Community-based forest management (CBFM) is a major strategy in managing forest lands in the Philippines. Forest and land management activities implemented in CBFM project sites include management of tropical forests (enrichment planting, timber stand improvement or TSI and limited harvesting), rehabilitation of degraded lands (reforestation, assisted natural regeneration (ANR)) and agroforestry. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Community involvement with forest management can boost biodiversity

    Forests can act as carbon sinks and help counteract climate change. A study of forestry practices in India shows that involving local communities in conservation efforts can boost the biodiversity and stability of forest ecosystems. Community-based forest management policies may therefore represent valid carbon mitigation strategies. The EU aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by more than ...

  • Thailand's disappearing forests: the challenge to tropical forest conservation

    Despite the ever-increasing concern about their conservation, tropical forests in Thailand are undergoing depletion and degradation, because the government pursued a policy of increasing national revenue through commercial logging and forest encroachment for the expansion of commercial agriculture until the end of 1980s. The pace of deforestation was further accelerated by the ever-growing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Forest management and biotechnology: the case of a selective-logging regime

    One of the most important instruments to support the sustainable development of forests, and reinforce the multiple services that they provide is the selective-logging regime. This paper aims to quantify the potential benefits of biotechnology under this type of regime. With this purpose, an empirical analysis is conducted to determine the optimal selective-logging management for a stand of Pinus ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On optimal forest management: a dynamic programming approach

    This paper studies optimal any-aged forest management, including uneven-aged and even-aged management as special cases. The approach is based on applying a dynamic programming approach. Dynamic optimisation is applied to study optimal profit-maximising harvesting policies, based on decomposing the forest management problem to smaller subproblems. The optimal harvesting policy implies a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ecological impact of joint forest management in Tripura, India

    This study, conducted in seventeen villages undertaking joint forest management (JFM) in Tripura, is an attempt to assess the impact of protection and management on vegetation attributes viz., species richness, diversity, stem density, status of vegetation regeneration and biomass. The majority of the JFM areas showed lower tree species richness as well as diversity values but higher stem density ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Forests, health and climate change

    Forests are essential to our survival and well-being. Forests clean our air, our water, our soil and they regulate our climate, amongst many other things. Trees and forests are not always associated with urban landscapes. However, there too they provide invaluable, often invisible, services. Simply by acting as 'green oasis' in our concrete jungles, they offer recreation and health services for ...

  • Case Study: Forest Lawn

    Built in the 1920's, Forest Lawn's Hall of Crucifixion/Resurrection has become a major tourist attraction. The Hall is notable for its 70-foot-high ornate plaster ceiling and 200-foot wide paintings - mounted on hidden tracks and presented in sequence during daily presentations. The Museum houses famous paintings, valuable jewels, coins, and artifacts.Ellis has designed and administered several ...

  • European forest types

    Exectutive Summary The European forest types — Categories and types for sustainable forest management reporting and policy presents the findings of a study carried out by an international consortium of experts aimed at providing the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE) with an user‑friendly forest types classification. The primary goal of the scheme is to ...

  • Protecting and restoring forests

    Protecting the earth’s nearly 4 billion hectares of remaining forests and replanting those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health, an important foundation for the new economy. Reducing rainfall runoff and the associated flooding and soil erosion, recycling rainfall inland, and restoring aquifer recharge depend on simultaneously reducing pressure on forests and on ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Shrinking forests: The many costs

    In early December 2004, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo 'ordered the military and police to crack down on illegal logging, after flash floods and landslides, triggered by rampant deforestation, killed nearly 340 people,' according to news reports. Fifteen years earlier, in 1989, the government of Thailand announced a nationwide ban on tree cutting following severe flooding and the ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Reviving the degraded forests of Andhra Pradesh, India: an effort through joint forest management

    Joint forest management in Andhra Pradesh was initiated to restore degraded forests and support livelihoods of forests dependents. Vegetation development in 20 JFM villages was assessed. Stem density ranged up to 321 trees/ha. Number of cut stems/ha varied from 49–92 indicating tree removals. Tree species were over 50 in Ghats, 40 in sub plains and 30 in plains indicating biodiversity ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Governance and social learning in the management of Non-Wood Forest Products in community forests in Cameroon

    Research examined how partnerships of state and civil society could function to manage commercially valuable non-wood forest products in Community Forests in Cameroon. Results indicate an effective governance arrangement should include the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Community Forest management committee, and also increase the involvement of women. An adaptive collaborative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Forest protection and regeneration under joint forest planning and management in Eastern Plains and Western Ghats of Karnataka, India

    Joint forest management in Karnataka, India was initiated in the Western Ghats and Eastern Plains. In Western Ghats, multispecies model was adopted, while in Eastern Plains 13 silvicultural models were adopted, of which assisted natural regeneration accounted for 43% of the plantation area that had rootstock. In addition, pre-JFPM plantations raised under social forestry were also included under ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of regeneration of Shorea robusta forests under joint forest management in West Bengal, India

    West Midnapore, West Bengal, is one of the pioneering localities for joint forest management experiments in India, imparting a momentum to such a large programme on community forestry. Thus, a review and understanding of the success and failures would help a long way in finetuning an already developed programme, particularly from the ecological point of view. Midnapore division has indicated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Global Forest Watch: dynamic new platform to protect forests worldwide

    On Wed. Feb. 19, 2014, the World Resources Institute (WRI), Google, and a group of more than 40 partners launched Global Forest Watch (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests. For the first time, Global Forest Watch unites the latest satellite technology, open data, and ...

  • Certification of sustainable forest management: differentiation strategies and asymmetric information

    The aim of the paper is to analyse the consequences of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) on the forest sector and social welfare. In a context where buyers are free to choose an outside option (alternative material), we analyse the optimal management behaviour of foresters. A vertical differentiation set-up a la Mussa-Rosen makes it possible to examine the European forest context: a large ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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