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Property rights and participatory forest management: an overview

Property rights and participatory forest management: an overview

This paper is an overview of participatory forest management in relation with property rights issue. It highlights the difficulty in defining property rights. Although the issues presented are applicable throughout tropical Asia, albeit less so in the Pacific, this paper is based primarily on the author’s experience in Indonesia, and almost all of examples are from indonesia. This paper discuss the diversity and changing nature of property rights and continues with a discussion on the issue of communities demanding the rights and possible responses of the government. At the end it presents a short review on participation of local communities in forest management.

Authors: Moeliono, M.

Topic: forest management,community involvement,property rights,right of access,community forestry,participation,conferences

Geographic: Indonesia

Publisher: ATSE Crawford Fund, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Publication Year: 2002

Source: Brown, A.G. (ed.) Pathways to sustainable forest management. Proceedings of the Second Hermon Slade International Workshop, Ubud, Bali, 5-8 June, 2001. 58-63

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