Cambodia's Contested Forest Domain
Cambodia's Contested Forest Domain
Cambodia's Contested Forest Domain
Cambodia's Contested Forest Domain

Cambodia's Contested Forest Domain

 

The Role of Community Forestry in the New Millenium

 

Mark Poffenberger (ed.)

 

Regular price ₱735.00
/

About the book:  The story of Cambodia'’s contested forest domain begins at the close of its lengthy civil war in the early 1990s. After numerous attempts to rebuild a devastated economy through the commercial exploitation of the nation’s rich forest ecosystem, government and civil society sought alternatives to destructive logging by engaging rural communities in forest management and conservation. Cambodia is now at a critical juncture with competing goals of retaining 60 percent of its land area under natural forest versus stimulating economic growth through leasing interactive tracts of forest lands and protected areas to commercial concessions. While the National Community Forestry Program expanded rapidly in recent years, it must compete with economic forces that are transforming the forests of Southeast Asia into agro-industrial plantations and mining concessions. Community forestry represents a viable strategy for alleviating poverty among the rural poor and conserving Cambodia's rich forest heritage.

Specifications:
Publication Date: 2013
Language: English
Format: Softcover 
Pages: 330 pp. 
Size: 152.4 x 19.05 x 222.25mm.    
ISBN: 978-971-55065-3-3