Forests: one for all, all for one?
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CTA. 1999. Forests: one for all, all for one?. Spore 79. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/48343
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Managing forests as common property.
Lesson One from Managing forests as common property: Common property of forests does not mean Access for All. The common property approach is being propounded as a responsible method of sustainable forest management. Yet, as these case studies from India, Zimbabwe and East Asia point out, access to forest resources must be regulated, to avoid over-exploitation. The book reviews common property as a system of governance, and examines traditional systems that have survived or disappeared. Its tentative analysis of the factors for success or failure emphasises the need for 'ownership' and strong local institutions, as well as enforceable legislation. Managing forests as common property. FAO Forestry paper No 136. 1998. 67 pp. ISSN 0258 6150. Sales and Marketing Group, FAO Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome, Italy.