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Sustainable Forest Management

Case Studies


The concept of forest sustainability dates from centuries ago, although the understanding of sustainable forest management (SFM) as an instrument that harmonizes ecological and socio-economic concerns is relatively new. The change in perspective occurred at the beginning of the 1990s in response to an increased awareness of the deterioration of the environment, in particular of the alarming loss of forest resources. The book collects original case studies from 12 different countries in four continents (Africa, America, Asia and Europe). These studies represent a wide variation of experiences from developing and developed countries, and should clarify the current status of SFM worldwide and the problems associated with its implementation.

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Sustainable Forest ManagementCase StudiesEdited by Julio J. Diez

Published: April 11th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2482

ISBN: 978-953-51-0511-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5273-6

Copyright year: 2012

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26999 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

25 Web of Science Citations

21 Dimensions Citations


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1. Methodology for Forest Ecosystem Mediating Indicator - Case Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

By John Eilif Hermansen


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2. Obstacles to a Conceptual Framework for Sustainable Forest Management Under REDD in Central Africa: A Two-Country Analysis

By Richard S. Mbatu


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3. Collaborative Forest Management in Uganda: Benefits, Implementation Challenges and Future Directions

By Nelson Turyahabwe, Jacob Godfrey Agea, Mnason Tweheyo and Susan Balaba Tumwebaze


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4. Sustainable Forest Management of Native Vegetation Remnants in Brazil

By Lucas Rezende Gomide, Fausto Weimar Acerbi Junior, José Roberto Soares Scolforo, José Márcio de Mello, Antônio Donizette de Oliveira, Luis Marcelo Tavares de Carvalho, Natalino Calegário and Antônio Carlos Ferraz Filho


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5. Sustainable Forest Management in Rural Southern Brazil: Exploring Participatory Forest Management Planning

By André Eduardo Biscaia de Lacerda, Maria Augusta Doetzer Rosot, Afonso Figueiredo Filho, Marilice Cordeiro Garrastazú, Evelyn Roberta Nimmo, Betina Kellermann, Maria Izabel Radomski, Thorsten Beimgraben, Patricia Povoa de Mattos and Yeda Maria Malheiros de Oliveira


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6. Sustainable Forest Management in a Disturbance Context: A Case Study of Canadian Sub-Boreal Forests

By X. Wei and J. P. Kimmins


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7. Sustainability of an Urban Forest: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore

By Kalyani Chatterjea


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8. Recent Problems and New Directions for Forest Producer Cooperatives Established in Common Forests in Japan

By Koji Matsushita


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9. Conflict and Corollaries on Forest and Indigenous People: Experience from Bangladesh

By Nur Muhammed, Mohitul Hossain, Sheeladitya Chakma, Farhad Hossain Masum, Roderich von Detten and Gerhard Oesten


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10. Setting Up Locally Appropriate Ecological Criteria and Indicators to Evaluate Sustainable Forest Management in Dinh Hoa District (Northern Vietnam)

By Anna Stier, Jutta Lax and Joachim Krug


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11. Sustainable Forest Management in Galicia (Spain): Lessons Learned

By Edward Robak, Jacobo Aboal and Juan Picos


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12. Can Forest Management in Protected Areas Produce New Risk Situations? A Mixed-Motive Perspective from the Dadia-Soufli-Lefkimi Forest National Park, Greece

By Tasos Hovardas


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