'Whether you are a seasoned conservationist or forestry professional, an aspiring student or simply a concerned citizen, this book is for you' David Kaimowitz, Director General, CIFOR Arrangements for the governance and management of forests have been changing rapidly in recent decades. The post-Rio period has been one of unprecedented re-examination of what the world's forest resources consist of, who they should belong to, who should benefit from their conservation and management, and how all of this should be organized. This collection of outstanding papers on forests, development and livelihoods (until now widely dispersed throughout the literature) brings together the most recent thinking on these issues, and will give students and practitioners of forestry and natural resource management a rapid overview of what is changing, how and why. The papers provide a balanced view of subjects that have been controversial or which the media and influential decision makers have misunderstood or misrepresented. This book updates and supersedes the best-selling Earthscan Reader in Tropical Forestry, edited by Simon Rietbergen, but this time with a broader focus covering all types of forests and contexts.
Table of Contents
Challenging the Myths: What is Really Happening in the World's Forests * Part I: The Forest Resource * Forests and Development: Where Do We Stand * Proximate Causes and Underlying Driving Forces of Tropical Deforestation * Who Owns the World's Forests? Forest Tenure and Public Forests in Transition * Part II: Forests and Livelihoods * Poverty Alleviation and Tropical Forests: What Scope for Synergies? * Can Non-timber Forest Products Match Tropical Forest * Conservation and Development Objectives? * What Future for the Peoples of the Tropical Forests? * Part III: Threats and Opportunities * Forest Law Enforcement and Rural Livelihoods * The Case for Bushmeat as a Component of Development Policy: Issues and Challenges * Reassessing the Fuelwood Situation in Developing Countries * Forest Fires: A Global Overview * Part IV: The Challenge of Sustainable Management * Public Policies to Reduce Inappropriate Tropical Deforestation * Technologies for Sustainable Forest Management: Challenges for the 21st Century * Sustainable Forestry in the Tropics: Panacea or Folly? * Forest Fragmentation and Biodiversity: The Case for Intermediate-Sized Conservation Areas * Harnessing Carbon Markets for Tropical Forest Conservation: Towards a More Realistic Assessment * Reinventing a Square Wheel: Critique of a Resurgent 'Protection Paradigm' in International Biodiversity Conservation * Part V: The Way Forward: Forestry for the Future * Ecology for Tropical Forest Management * From Meeting Needs to Honouring Rights: The Evolution of Community Forestry * A Strategic Approach to Multistakeholder Negotiations * Protect, Manage and Restore: Conserving Forests in Multifunctional Landscapes * Where Next? Adapting Forest Institutions to Meet New Challenge *
Jeffrey Sayer is Senior Associate of WWF International's Forests for Life Programme and was Founding Director General of CIFOR (1993 2001)