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Adaptive Community Forest Management: An Alternate Paradigm

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dc.contributor.author Nayak, Prateep Kumar en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:35:48Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:35:48Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2003-09-12 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2003-09-12 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/1303
dc.description.abstract "Over the last couple of decades the increasing instances of community action in restoring degraded forests has remained a unique phenomenon. This took shape on the backdrop of large-scale depletion of forests due to centralization of forest administration leading to exclusion of local communities, politics of land distribution, maximization of forest revenue resulting in exploiting of timber and incoherent forest policies. In India, as in other parts of the world, a vast majority of the rural population depends on forests critically for a vast range of forest products and services. This critical dependence shapes and defines the relationship of people with forests. On one hand, these dependencies drive resource dependent poor to exploit forests for subsistence and livelihood and often abets the process of degradation, while on the other, it also prompts local people to take positive steps to conserve these resources. Many forest neighbouring communities have responded to the process of forest degradation by evolving local arrangements to conserve and manage forests. These local arrangements seek to regulate access and control over neighbouring forest patches and in effect bring open access forests under CPR regime of the communities. As they evolve these local arrangements also start adapting to the changing complexities in the micro as well as macro policy environment and, today in India, thousands of such community efforts have laid the foundation of an alternate forest management system. This is commonly known as adaptive community forest management." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject community forestry en_US
dc.subject conservation en_US
dc.subject livelihoods en_US
dc.subject forest policy en_US
dc.subject institutional change en_US
dc.subject policy analysis en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject collaboration en_US
dc.title Adaptive Community Forest Management: An Alternate Paradigm en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Politics of the Commons: Articulating Development and Strengthening Local Practices en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates July 11-14, 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Chiang Mai, Thailand en_US
dc.submitter.email lwisen@indiana.edu en_US

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