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Laws, Lore and Logjams: Critical Issues in Indian Forest Conservation

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dc.contributor.author Sarin, Madhu
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-23T19:21:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-23T19:21:49Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6153
dc.description.abstract "India’s forests support a rich assemblage of floral and faunal biodiversity and have also been the ancestral habitat of diverse tribal and inidenous communities. However, recent government legislation combined with action by the Indian judiciary aimed to stem the rapid loss of forests and wildlife is undermining rather than contributing to conservation and social justice. The contradictory nature of these interventions is creating new distortions and conflicts by failing to address the root cases of forest degradation. This paper discusses the main obstacles to sustainable and just forest management: Poor procedures and unsound premises for defining and identifying forests; dissonance between tribal and conservation laws; neglect of democratic decentralisation of forest governance." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Gatekeeper Series, no. 116 en_US
dc.subject biodiversity en_US
dc.subject forests en_US
dc.subject conservation en_US
dc.title Laws, Lore and Logjams: Critical Issues in Indian Forest Conservation en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US

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