Get the CIFOR publications update

CIFOR publishes over 400 publications every year on forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy, agroforestry and much more in multiple languages.

Forest products and local forest management in West Kalimantan, Indonesia: implications for conservation and development

Forest products and local forest management in West Kalimantan, Indonesia: implications for conservation and development

This book critically investigates the proposition that commercialisation of forest products contribute to both enhancing people’s income and to conservation of tropical forests, using evidence from a case study from West Kalimantan, Indonesia. It draws the main conclusion that promoting commercialisation of forest products often leads to a shift of the dominance of this trade by outside entrepreneurs. Even where local people manage to control the trade, the conservation impact on tropical forests is only indirect. By studying detailed examples of local forest management in three indigenous villages in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, this book concludes that the conservation of tropical forests through forest products commercialisation is most likely to happen when local producers shift to active management of forest products in anthropogenic forests. The long term impact of such local forest management depends importantly on how local or regional economies develop. Land use intensification may take place on some parts in the landscape, where previously intensively managed forests may be left to themselves.

Authors: de Jong, W.

Topic: forest products,trade,commercialization,tropical forests,conservation,income,communities,shifting cultivation,land use,change

Geographic: West Kalimantan,Indonesia

Series: Tropenbos-Kalimantan Series no. 6

Pages: 120p.

Publisher: Tropenbos International, Wageningen, Netherlands

Publication Year: 2002

ISBN: 90-5113-056-2


Export Citation

Related viewing

Top

CIFOR website usability survey

We're conducting research on our website and we'd love to hear from you about your experience on cifor.org. This will help us make improvements and prioritize new features. The survey should only take 5 minutes, and your responses are completely anonymous.

If you have any questions about the survey, please email us: cifor@cgiar.org

We really appreciate your input!

Start survey
I don’t want to participate
Remind me later