People managing forests: the links between human well-being and sustainability

People managing forests: the links between human well-being and sustainability

This book examines aspects of human well being (identified in earlier research on sustainable forest management) in a variety of contexts. The 26 authors reports results of research conducted in six countries (Indonesia, Brazil, Cameroon, Gabon, Trinidad, and the United States), in conjunction with a series of social science methods tests designed to assess human well being in areas where logging was taking place. These social science results were obtained as part of a project on criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management. This book, comprised of 16 chapters, includes sections focusing on gender and diversity, and a conservation ethic, as well as two principles found important for sustainable forest management: security of intergenerational access to resources, and rights and responsibilities to manage co-operatively and equitably. It includes a chapter looking at geographical and temporal comparisons related to human well being and sustainability.

Authors: Colfer, C.J.P.; Byron, Y.; (eds.)

Topic: CIFOR,forest resources,right of access,forest management,community forestry,people,living conditions,relationships,indicators,sustainability,assessment,nature conservation,ethics,gender

Geographic: Brazil,Cameroon,Gabon,Indonesia,Trinidad,USA

Pages: 447p.

Publisher: Resources for the Future and CIFOR, Washington, DC

Publication Year: 2001

ISBN: 1-891853-06-6

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