Building Collective Tenure for Sustainable Forest Management in a Multi-Ethnic Community: A Case Study in Taohua Administrative Village of Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China

dc.contributor.authorYufang, Suen_US
dc.coverage.countryChinaen_US
dc.coverage.regionEast Asiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-31T14:43:06Z
dc.date.available2009-07-31T14:43:06Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.date.submitted2003-09-15en_US
dc.date.submitted2003-09-15en_US
dc.description.abstract"This study was conducted in Taohua Administrative village, Lijiang County, Yunnan Province, China. The objectives were to study local arrangement in forest land tenure and traditional joint forest management; identify a set of principles guiding forest management in a multi-ethnic community; analyze local adaptation processes in forest land tenure and management; and to understand key institutions concern with forest governance. This research shows that multi-ethnic communities, managing forests as common property resources, can achieve a certain level of sustainable management. The community may respond to new situations by adopting new management practices, or by changing local regulations. "Contrary to the 'tragedy of the commons' theory, a common property approach in this study site allowed communities to privatize rights to land and other resources without dividing the landscape into small individual plots. The common property system also provides incentive for investment in long-term resource productivity. This study suggests that future forest polices in China may provide general guidelines for forestry management and development, while leaving some flexibility for local government and communities to adjust to their specific local situations. Policy makers must pay more attention to the forest access rights of local communities, and to local capacity building."en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdatesJuly 11-14, 2003en_US
dc.identifier.citationconferencePolitics of the Commons: Articulating Development and Strengthening Local Practicesen_US
dc.identifier.citationconflocChiang Mai, Thailanden_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/2177
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subjectIASCen_US
dc.subjectcommon pool resourcesen_US
dc.subjectforest management--case studyen_US
dc.subjectland tenure and useen_US
dc.subjectjoint managementen_US
dc.subjecttimberen_US
dc.subjectprivatizationen_US
dc.subjectforest policyen_US
dc.subjectheterogeneityen_US
dc.subjectethnicityen_US
dc.subject.sectorForestryen_US
dc.subject.sectorLand Tenure & Useen_US
dc.submitter.emaillwisen@indiana.eduen_US
dc.titleBuilding Collective Tenure for Sustainable Forest Management in a Multi-Ethnic Community: A Case Study in Taohua Administrative Village of Lijiang, Yunnan Province, Chinaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.type.publishedunpublisheden_US
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