Forestry

The Cultural and Conservation Significance of Anguniaqvia niqiqyuam Marine Protected Area (MPA), North West Territories, Canada

The Cultural and Conservation Significance of Anguniaqvia niqiqyuam Marine Protected Area (MPA), North West Territories, Canada

This case study examines Anguniaqvia niqiqyuam (Ung-u-niak-via Ni-kig-e-um) MPA, which was officially designated a Marine Protected Area by …

Chakma Tribal Forest Management in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh

Chakma Tribal Forest Management in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh

The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) consist of 3 districts in the southeastern part of Bangladesh- Khagrachari, Banderban and Rangamati. Half of Bangladesh’s populations are tribal people with the other half being mainstream Bengali…

Ecosystem services and management of Long Forest created by Dai Indigenous People in Xishuangbanna, China

Ecosystem services and management of Long Forest created by Dai Indigenous People in Xishuangbanna, China

This is a case study of community forestry on the Dai community in Xishuangbanna, which is an ethnic minority in China. Dai people have unique water cultures relying on the forest …

Progression of Community Forest Agreements in British Columbia through Social and Political Pathways: A study on the history of CFAs with context from a specific coastal case
Exclusion of the Baka People’s Involvement in Forest Management in the Sangha Trinational Landscape of Cameroon, the Central African Republic, and the Republic of the Congo

Exclusion of the Baka People’s Involvement in Forest Management in the Sangha Trinational Landscape of Cameroon, the Central African Republic, and the Republic of the Congo

The Sangha Trinational Landscape (TNS) is nestled in the heart of the Congo Basin. It is home to the Baka and Aka, among many other peoples, where they have lived …

Community-based management of alpine pastures and resources in the valley of Ursern, Switzerland

Community-based management of alpine pastures and resources in the valley of Ursern, Switzerland

This case study examines the community management of alpine pastures and resources in the valley of Ursern in central Switzerland. Over 90 % of the land in the valley is owned by…

Co-management of Community Forestry in the Guyanos Indigenous Territory, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Co-management of Community Forestry in the Guyanos Indigenous Territory, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Bolivia is one of the most ecologically and biologically diverse countries in the world, due to most of half of its territory (131 million acres) is forested area. With most of Bolivia’s land being forest covered area, indigenous …

An Assessment of the Land Claims and Rights of the Ogiek (Muthoni Wanyeki) in the Mau and Mt. Elgon Forests of Kenya

An Assessment of the Land Claims and Rights of the Ogiek (Muthoni Wanyeki) in the Mau and Mt. Elgon Forests of Kenya

Focusing on human rights and land claims of the local community that resides in the Mau Forest, this paper aims to analyze their struggles to gain customary land rights. The government demanded …

Tourism and the Involvement of Local Peoples in Huangwanxiang, Emeishan City, Sichuan Province, China

Tourism and the Involvement of Local Peoples in Huangwanxiang, Emeishan City, Sichuan Province, China

In many remote mountainous areas in China, their development is far behind that of cities due to the geographical location. For them, tourism is an important

Illegal logging in Indonesia

Illegal logging in Indonesia

Since the onset of the Indonesian economic crisis in 1997, illegal logging has increased across the country. This case study will illustrate the problem of illegal logging broadly in the national context and focus at the local level of Kalimantan, with village loggers.