Reframing Deforestation: Global Analyses and Local Realities: Studies in West Africa (Global Environmental Change Series)

Reframing Deforestation: Global Analyses and Local Realities: Studies in West Africa (Global Environmental Change Series)

James Fairhead


This learn studies how West African deforestation is represented and the facts which informs deforestation orthodoxy. On a rustic by way of nation foundation (covering Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin), and utilizing historic and social anthropological proof the authors overview this orthodox significantly. Reframing Deforestation means that the dimensions of deforestation wrought by way of West African farmers through the 20th century has been enormously exaggerated. The authors argue that worldwide analyses have unfairly stigmatised West Africa and obscured its extra sustainable, even landscape-enriching practices.
Stessing that dominant coverage techniques in forestry and conservation require significant rethinking around the globe, Reframing Deforestation illustrates that extra sensible tests of woodland hide swap, and extra respectful recognition to neighborhood wisdom and practices, are invaluable bases for potent and applicable environmental guidelines.

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