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Muddy Intertidal Mangroves and Murky Common Property Theories

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dc.contributor.author Walters, Bradley B. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:32:01Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:32:01Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-07-16 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-07-16 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/761
dc.description.abstract "This paper summarizes research on two coastal sites in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines that are widely recognized and show-cased as success stories in community-based mangrove reforestation and management. Investigations of 12 different coastal villages in these two sites revealed considerable within and between village variation, both in the kind and extent of mangrove planting and management. Property rights regimes in mangroves are complex, conflict-ridden and under continuous negotiation between similar and dissimilar resource users. Nonetheless, the most striking pattern across all sites was a clear historical trend towards privatization of open access and common mangrove lands and resources, by poor and rich mangrove users alike. There are important social dimensions to this. In particular,leadership and imitation profoundly influenced the emergence and spread of management innovations like tree planting. But, the direct role of collective action and common property institutions has been small and there is little evidence of sustained community management of mangrove resources. These findings argue for keeping individual actors and private property central in discussions of common property management. As well, lessons from these cases can be used to inform ongoing mangrove management and restoration efforts elsewhere in the Philippines." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject mangroves en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.subject privatization en_US
dc.title Muddy Intertidal Mangroves and Murky Common Property Theories en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region East Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Philippines en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Crossing Boundaries, the Seventh Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 10-14 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada en_US
dc.submitter.email hess@indiana.edu en_US

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