Ecosystem approaches to sustainable forest management: changing realities

Sayer, Jeffrey A., Maginnis, Stewart, and Rietbergen, Simon (2007) Ecosystem approaches to sustainable forest management: changing realities. In: Dubé, Yves C., and Schmithüsen, Franz, (eds.) Cross-sectoral Policy Developments in Forestry. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Wallingford, UK, pp. 36-44.

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Abstract

This chapter summarizes the result of a study on parallel concepts for forest conservation that have emerged during recent times in order to cope with new trends and challenges in sustainable forest management (Sayer and Maginnis, 2005). The findings reveal an unexpected level of progress in the use of ecosystem approaches in many of the countries studied. Major shifts in forest management policy and practices have seen conventional, commodity production–oriented approaches replaced by more holistic, people-centred ecosystem-level approaches. In many ways, ecosystem approach practice has moved ahead of the theoretical discussions going on within international forest dialogues. However, there are real practical and institutional obstacles to its widespread application in the world's forests.

Item ID: 18372
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-84593-250-3
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2011 00:08
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070504 Forestry Management and Environment @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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