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Aborvitae 36: Rights-based approaches to forest conservation
Gill Shepherd, Liz Alden Wily, Eugenia Ponce de Leon, Annalisa Savaresi Hartmann, Janis Bristol Alcorn, Bob Fisher, Gonzalo Oveido, Madhu Sarin, Arturo Santos, Julian Orozco, Evelyn Chaves, Marcus Colchester, Augusta Molnar, Andy White, Arvind Khare, William Sunderlin, Nii Ashie Kotey, Paulo de Tarso de Lara Pires, Thomas Greiber - IUCN
The debate on rights-based approaches to conservation is occurring at a time when conservation thinking is being profoundly challenged. The need for conservation to recognize the rights of those people who are most impacted by global conservation initiatives makes rights-based thinking not only a question of ethics and social justice, but also a practical imperative for saving species and ecosystems.
Forest restoration, rights and power: what’s going wrong in the ngitili forests of Shinyanga?
Gill Shepherd looks at a sobering case of how forest restoration has helped spark the erosion of rights of the poor.
Liberia’s Community Forest Rights Law: what will it look like?
Liz Alden Wily gives a preview of Liberia’s new legal instrument for reinstating community rights in the forest sector.
Colombia’s new forest law rejected
Eugenia Ponce de León reflects on a successful legal challenge to a forest law that neglected community rights.
Human rights and forest conservation: what does the law say?
Annalisa Savaresi Hartmann looks at some legal aspects of the rights-conservation nexus.
Why forest conservation is not good news for local communities
Janis Bristol Alcorn takes a critical look at what forest conservation has done for local people’s rights.
Rights-based approaches to forest conservation
Bob Fisher and Gonzalo Oviedo look at some of the issues and contradictions behind the concepts of rights in a forest conservation context.
Righting the wrongs done to India’s forest dwellers
Madhu Sarin discusses how a new law is reversing some of the injustices of forest management in India.
Guatemala: indigenous management of a protected area
Arturo Santos and Julian Orozco outline how a protected area project involved a radical rethink of the role of local indigenous people in conservation.
When rights don’t count: obstacles to community forestry in Central America
Evelyn Chaves looks at some of the barriers to communities exercising their forest rights.
Indonesia: putting rights into forest conservation
Marcus Colchester reviews the challenges of securing community forest rights in Indonesia
From hinterland to centre stage: forests, people and rights
Augusta Molnar, Andy White, Arvind Khare and William Sunderlin reflect on the importance of rights and governance as pressure grows on the world’s forests.
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation: the need for a rights-based approach
Nii Ashie Kotey, Paulo de Tarso de Lara Pires, and Thomas Greiber reflect on the reasoning behind a rights-based approach to REDD.
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