Illegal Logging: Law Enforcement, Livelihoods and the Timber Trade (The Earthscan Forest Library)

Illegal Logging: Law Enforcement, Livelihoods and the Timber Trade (The Earthscan Forest Library)


'This publication conscientiously blends conceptual insights with broad empirical facts to navigate the reader via a topic that continues to be poorly understood [and is] a useful reference for the advance practitioner to appreciate the basic motives of unlawful logging, its myriad outcomes and the coverage offerings to be had to deal with the matter' Nalin Kishor, woodland legislations Enforcement and Governance Coordinator, the area financial institution 'An very good source for these operating to preserve and sustainably deal with forests all over the world. It deals an intensive and finished research of unlawful logging, bringing jointly the information and perspectives of specialists who study its roots and social, monetary and environmental implications. one in all its very important contributions is to teach that, except coupled with reform of forestry rules take into consideration local community, legislations enforcement to lessen unlawful logging can negatively impression them. for that reason, any powerful and reasonable method of the matter must contain governments, forestry operators and native groups alike' Gonzalo Oviedo, Senior Social coverage consultant, IUCN in lots of international locations unlawful logging now money owed for a wide proportion of the harvest. as soon as lower, unlawful logs feed an insatiable call for for unique hardwoods in constructed and constructing nations. the outcome has been lack of either profit and biodiversity, and for that reason the problem has risen to the pinnacle of the worldwide woodland coverage schedule as one of many significant threats to forests, and donors and nationwide governments are commencing to increase projects to regulate unlawful logging. but for one of these monstrous unlawful exchange, there's strangely constrained wisdom on hand as to the foremost motives of unlawful logging and its affects on biodiversity, humans and livelihoods and nationwide economies, and hence lots of hypothesis and motion with no facts. it's transparent that whereas unlawful logging does have detrimental affects, it additionally, controversially, and maybe satirically, merits many stakeholders, together with neighborhood groups. This e-book, written through the world's top-rated specialists, examines the major concerns together with legislation and enforcement, provide and insist, corruption, woodland certification, poverty, neighborhood livelihoods, overseas alternate and biodiversity conservation. It comprises key case reports from forest-rich hotspots in North, South and primary the United States, equatorial Africa and Indonesia. whereas there are basically no effortless solutions, this e-book kinds truth from fiction and explores the numerous dimensions of the explanations, affects and implications for forests, humans, livelihoods and woodland coverage. released with CIFOR

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