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Community Forestry and the Stewardship of Tropical Forests in Asia

         Mark Poffenberger, editorKeepers of the Forest: Land Management Alternatives in Southeast AsiaWest Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A. / Kumarian Press / 1990 M. Victor, C. Lang, and Jeff Bornemeier, editorsCommunity Forestry at a Crossroads: Reflections and […]

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“Community Forest” and Thai Rural Society

         Anan GanjanapanLocal Control of Land and Forest: Cultural Dimensions of Resource Management in Northern ThailandChiang Mai / Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University / 2000 […]

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Trends in Ecological Studies of West Malesian Rainforests

        West Malesia is a term used in botanical geography, indicating the western half of the Malay Archipelago, including peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Bali, and surrounding smaller islands. This paper focuses on ecological studies […]

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Illegal Logging – History and Lessons from Indonesia

          Illegal logging is now a common environmental issue which is debated internationally. It is said that the problem in Indonesia, Cambodia, Russia, Brazil, and certain African countries has become quite severe, with Indonesia experiencing […]

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Gender And the Management of Nature Reserves in Vietnam

         Loss of biodiversity is an increasingly serious problem in Vietnam. Although generally perceived as an environmental problem, this loss has profound human consequences, especially for communities living in and around the forest. Local people […]

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Vietnam: Is Sustainable Mangrove Management Possible?

         Vietnam’s mangrove resources have decreased rapidly in area and quality during the on-going period of Doi Moi (renovation reforms), which started in 1986. Uncontrolled wood extraction, paddy area expansion, mining activities, construction of dikes, […]

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On the Politics of Nature Conservation in Thailand

         Conflict in late twentieth century Thailand among state agencies, local people, urban conservationists, and community-rights NGOs over the issue of protected areas and people is strikingly complex and multi-faceted. The conflict has culminated in […]

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Nature Preservation and International Finance

As an anthropologist on a large consulting team for the World Bank-funded Forest Protection and Barren Lands Development Project in the Central Highlands of Vietnam in early 1996, I was responsible for conveying the reality […]

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Review— Borneo 2000: Environment, Conservation and Land

Borneo 2000: Environment, Conservation and LandMichael Leigh, editor Kuching / Universiti Malaysia Sarawak / 2000 These proceedings of the sixth biennial Borneo Research Conference of July 2000, one of four volumes, were compiled and published prior […]

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Film Review—“Bendum: In the Heart of Mindanao”

“Bendum: In the Heart of Mindanao”Anthony CollinsColor. English. 29 min. IE Film and Video Company, 2001Available from Documentary Educational Resources www.der.org Documentary film audiences are generally people concerned with a particular issue or a specific place where […]