forestry management Articles

  • Forestry as a sustainable asset class for turbulent times?

    There is good reason to anticipate increased demand for sustainable and responsible investments from both retail and large institutional investors. Increasing interest in forestry may come from both a financial and general sustainability standpoint, and from a carbon perspective, because trees are a critical part of any successful climate change strategy. We develop the true sustainable financial ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Interactive Forestry Atlas of Cameroon (version 3.0)

    The Interactive Forest Atlas of Cameroon is a living forest information system hosted in the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) and supported by a joint team including members from MINFOF and the World Resources Institute (WRI). Built on a geographic information system (GIS) platform, the atlas provides unbiased and up-to-date information on the Cameroonian forest sector. One of its main ...

  • The impact of subsidies on efficiency and production: empirical test of forestry in Japan

    This study evaluates efficiency of forest management in Japan. Our results show that efficiency of forest management decreases over 25 years period from 1975 to 2000 on an average. The study indicates a substantial variation in efficiency across prefectures with a potential for output saving in the range of 40% on an average. Our econometric results seem to support the hypothesis that government ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • People in the forest: community forestry experiences from Southeast Asia

    This paper documents experiences of community forest management in five Southeast Asian nations. It briefly describes the historical and political context that frames contemporary forest sector changes, examining important shifts occurring in the forest policy sector in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, following the decline of industrial forest management paradigms over ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Community forestry initiatives in Southeast Asia: a review of ecological impacts

    Studies in South and Southeast Asia were reviewed to understand the impact of community forestry initiatives in recent times on the ecology, with respect to species richness, biomass enhancement and forest regeneration. The findings from diverse ecological regions of South and Southeast Asia have demonstrated that community forestry has resulted in significant increase in plant diversity and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Forest value orientations of interest groups in three regions varying in importance of commercial forestry

    Differences in forest value orientations of interest groups were studied in Southeastern Finland, the Mauricie in Quebec, Canada and Central Labrador in Canada. The comparison is based on the idea that the current state of the forest, which reflects among other differences in the history of forest use of the area, interacts with people's forest values. The objective was to study whether people's ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ordered weight averaging multicriteria procedure and cost–effectiveness analysis for short rotation forestry in the Basilicata region, Italy

    Optimisation of bio–energy chains and the establishment of a bioenergy district can make a positive contribution to territorial development, while reducing environmental pollution. The Ordered Weighted Averaging (OWA) multi–criteria analysis was applied to Basilicata Region in southern Italy to identify suitable areas for Short Rotation Forestry: 4659 ha, 8847 ha and 4742 ha could be planted with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rural Area Management

    The topic “rural area management” is inseparably connected with the future development of our environment. The cultivation of fields, pastures or forests has direct effect on food and feed, on bio-energy but also on Earth’s land, water, atmosphere and biological resources. To meet all these challenges, multi-class collaborations supported by an increased use of advanced ICT-technologies and tools ...


    By PROGIS Software GmbH

  • Towards climate-responsible peatlands management

    Peatlands are lands with a naturally accumulated peat layer at their surface. They are found all over the world and come in many forms, display many different characteristics and are used in many different ways. Even though peatlands extend over a relatively small portion of the earth’s land surface, they hold a large pool of carbon. There is no universal definition of peatlands. For the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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

  • 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

  • Decision support tree for management of peatlands and organic soils

    Peatlands store tremendous amounts of carbon. However, when they are drained and used – mainly for agriculture, grazing and forestry – peatlands become significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Peatlands drainage and peat fires are responsible for almost one-quarter of carbon emissions from the land use sector. This decision support tree was developed for the 2012 report, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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

  • Forest management as political practice: Indian experiences with the accommodation of multiple interests

    The multiplicity of interests around forests in India reflects the range of social groups who have a stake in their management. Forestry practices, and the ideologies that legitimise them, have been shaped by the political differences prevailing among these collectivities. This paper examines how power relations intersecting the global, national and local levels affect forest management. It ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Plural perspectives and institutional dynamics: challenges for local forest management

    Co-management approaches in forestry have frequently failed to fulfil their promise and have generated unexpected conflicts. This is partly because they intersect with a plurality of interests and concerns, in settings that are more socially, institutionally and ecologically differentiated and dynamic than is often assumed. This article engages with current debates around pluralism in community ...


    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 ...

  • Forest co-management in Northern Alberta: does it challenge the industrial model?

    The paper addresses the ability of forest co-management, within the Western Canadian provincial context, to co-exist with the industrial model of forestry. This paper draws on a two-year qualitative study of a new First Nation co-management process in Northern Alberta and a review of other First Nation forest co-management arrangements in Western Canada. Qualitative methods used included 23 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of different management regimes on mangrove ecosystem services in Java, Indonesia

    This new report, published by Wageningen University and Wetlands International, seeks to fill a significant gap in mangrove ecosystem service estimates. While several studies have sought to measure and value the ecosystem services provided by mangrove ecosystems in general, this new piece of research has for the first time conducted separate evaluations for zones that are characterised by ...


    By Wetlands International

  • New, interactive Atlas can improve Cameroon’s forest management

    Cameroon’s forests, which cover about 60 percent of the country, play a vital role for people and the economy. They account for more than six percent of the nation’s GDP, the highest percentage of all countries in the Congo Basin. ...

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