Discussion Platform Forest Landscape Restoration
Thank you a lot for your manuscript. I´m starting to study socioecological systems, and I war already searching about the influence of power influences on these systems and on conservation projects successes or failures. Well, your article was a great introduction for my studying, and I agree with on many points.
Thank you very much for your message. I am happy to hear that the paper to some extend was useful for you. Please keep me informed about your work. I really wish to learn from your experience.
I'd like to add my thesis to this discussion as well as it relates to Quang's subject. A short introduction:
It is obvious that Sustainable Forest Management remains a hot topic in the global community for a number of reasons:
About 80% of all forests in the world are managed through public governance, but at the same time there is an increase in other forms of forest ownership, such as community-based management. One would think that conservation programmes are no longer based on the neo-Malthusian assumption that population growth automatically entails a pressure on the surrounding biodiversity.
But is that really the case? Is the current discourse on SFM really appropriate for the daily realities which unfold in and around protected areas? In my thesis I approach the forest as a social landscape in which various dynamic processes determine how governance emerges or, conversely, how these processes inhibit the emergence of governance.
I take a look at two case-studies in East-Kalimantan, Indonesia. One is Sungai Wain, which has a widely praised management Western Style (fence-and-fine, but in a softened version). The other one is Gunung Lumut, which basically has a non-management.
Focus lies on the processes which determine 'governance':
I hope it can be of any use to those of you who are interested in SFM.
Thank you so much for uploading your thesis. I went through it yesterday. It is very helpful for me. Do you intend to further study on this issue? If yes, it would be nice to keep contact.
I'm happy it can be of any use to you! I'm hoping to further study on the subject in the near future, but I have no concrete plans as of yet.
I'll definitely let you know if a concrete plan takes form!
Good luck on the remainder of your research too... how is your dissertation coming along? Do you still have a long time to go?
I also interested in your attachments! Now I am working for Forest Science Institute of Viet Nam.
Your primary report is many pages I will read and comment to you latter
Thanks for your interests. I used to work for FSIV. Keep in touch