Drivers of regrowth in South Asia’s human impacted forests

Nagendra, Harini (2009) Drivers of regrowth in South Asia’s human impacted forests. Current Science, 97 (11). pp. 1586-1592.

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While loss of forest cover continues to represent a serious environmental challenge, significant reforestation is taking place in many parts of the world. This article assesses the institutional factors that impact forest management in developing countries, with a focus on Nepal and India. Research methods link empirical results obtained from multiple methods in multiple field settings at different temporal and spatial scales to look at the human drivers of forest cover change across a range of social-ecological contexts. The legitimacy of ownership, degree of monitoring, density of forest users, and the flexibility to adapt to changing conditions appear critical factors, although the official designation of a forest tenure regime does not appear to be as important.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Forest transition, institutions, protected areas, reforestation, South Asia.
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > G Journal Papers
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Journal Papers
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Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 06:53
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