Forest Tenure

Responsible forest governance and secure forest rights are needed to reduce deforestation, combat climate change, and sustain the planet.

Responsible forest governance and forest tenure security are crucial in helping to reduce deforestation, combat climate change, and sustain the planet.

Forests are sources of multiple products and services of importance to a wide array of stakeholders, from local communities to urban citizens. In addition to contributing to human wellbeing and livelihoods, forests are important for people’s spiritual and cultural traditions. For many of the world’s poor, land and forests are important economic, social and cultural assets. In large parts of the world, however, local people’s use and ownership rights to resources are insecure, which undermines not only their livelihoods and sustainable resource management but also many development outcomes, such as biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction, improved food security and climate change mitigation.

Forest tenure and property rights determine who owns and manages forest resources. Forest tenure often is very complex, as there is an array of stakeholders with different interests to forests, such as the national and local state officials, the local users, local communities and Indigenous Peoples and seasonal users. Part of this complexity can be traced back to the colonial times, when many natural resources were taken over by the state while the rights of local resource users were unrecognized.  State control and management of land and forests persists in many areas today, yet these resources are claimed and managed by indigenous and local communities who base their tenure claims on community-based, customary rights that are commonly unacknowledged by states. Overlapping tenure rights often result from the co-existence of competing laws that emanate from the state and from communities.   The presence of multiple groups with overlapping and simultaneous tenure claims contributes to resource conflicts. In many countries, conflicts related to tenure and property rights are so grave that they result in social conflicts and violence, as well as environmental destruction.  

 

A stylized presentation of the bundles of rights

A stylized presentation of the bundles of rights (Courtesy of CAPRi)

 

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    12 octobre 2017
    Cameroun

    Date : 4 octobre 2017

    Source : Cameroun Info

    Par : Géraldine Ivaha

    D’après des organisations de la société civile (OSC), l’Etat perd plus 100 milliards de FCFA de recettes fiscales chaque année. Des chiffres contestés par le gouvernement qui estime plutôt à environ sept milliards les pertes qu’il dit tout faire pour rendre résiduelles.

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    7 septembre 2017
    France

    Date: 7 septembre 2017

    Source: La Gazette de Communes

    Recruteur

    CONSEIL DEPARTEMENTAL DE L'EURE

    Localisation

    Eure, HAUTE-NORMANDIE

    Description du poste

    Direction de la Mobilité - Pôle Foncier et Domanial – poste permanent basé à Evreux

    Résumé du poste :

    Assurer la mise en œuvre des procédures d'aménagement foncier agricole (CDAS, CIAS, CCAF...)
    Informations utiles :

    Cadre d'emplois des Rédacteurs territoriaux

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    28 avril 2017
    Congo

    Date: 28 avril 2017

    Source: Adiac

    Par Fiacre Kombo

    Dans ses efforts pour l’atténuation et l’adaptation climatiques, le gouvernement congolais envisage d’aménager ses plantations dans les prochains mois sur des sites à déterminer. Ce projet qui a bénéficié du soutien de plusieurs partenaires devra également favoriser le secteur artisanal et des PME de transformation locale.

    Latest Blogs

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    Afrique

    Date: 31 janvier 2017

    Source: Mali Actu

    Par C. L.

    Colonisation, traditions, religion. Trois législations se disputent le marché de la terre en Afrique et font régner la loi du plus fort. Que disent les campagnes ?

    Dans les malles des colons français, il y avait parfois des cadeaux empoissonnés. L’article 544 du code civil français, stipulant le titre de propriété privée, “absolu, exclusif, perpétuel”, que l ‘on entendait appliquer sur les terres africaines, faisait partie du lot.

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    Global

    Date: 06 janvier 2016

    Source: Viacampesina.org

    Proposition de la Coordination Européenne Via Campesina

    Vers une compréhension et une définition commune de l’accaparement des terres dans le monde entier.

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    11 octobre 2017 to 14 octobre 2017

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    Viana do Castelo
    États-Unis
    US
    Portugal

    Desde a sua fundação, em 1984, a Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências Florestais tem vindo a desenvolver diversas actividades no sentido de fomentar o estudo e progresso da ciência e da técnica florestal entre as quais se destaca a organização dos Congressos Florestais Nacionais.

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    13 juin 2017 to 14 juin 2017

    Emplacement

    Ghana
    GH
    Afrique

    Date: 9 juin 2017

    Source: Mediaterre

    Par: Pexine GBAGUIDI pour Unisféra

    La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) co-organise avec  le Fonds d'investissement climat, la première Conférence africaine d'investissement forestier à Accra, au Ghana, les 13 et 14 juin 2017.

    7 juin 2017 to 9 juin 2017

    Emplacement

    Universidade Estadual de Campinas
    Cidade Universitária Zeferino Vaz - Barão Geraldo, Campinas - SP, Brasil
    13083-970 São Paulo
    Brésil
    BR
    Brésil

    O tema para 2017 será a Regularização Fundiária



    O Grupo de Trabalho em Governança de Terras tem a honra de apresentar a III edição do seminário que esse ano o tema principal será Regularização Fundiária. A data programada para o evento é: 07, 08 e 09 de junho de 2017.

    Para ver a programação e mais informações clique aqui.

    9 mai 2017 to 12 mai 2017

    Emplacement

    Centro Brasileiro para Conservação da Natureza e Desenvolvimento Sustentável
    Rua Christovam Lopes de Carvalho nº27, Sala 801
    Viçosa, Minas Gerais
    Brésil
    BR
    Brésil

    Com intuito de promover conhecimentos e experiência desenvolvidas na recuperação e degradação ambiental nos diversos biomas brasileiros, o evento pretende contribuir com a difícil tarefa de restauração desses biomas.

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    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    décembre 2017
    Indonésie
    Asie orientale
    Océanie

    Since the early 1990s, the industrial timber plantation (Hutan Tanaman Industri - HTI) scheme has been intended to serve as a major source of timber to meet domestic and export demand. The need to meet a large gap between legal wood supply and demand for forests products has been the recent years as high as 50 million

    Reports & Research
    septembre 2017
    Mozambique

    Mozambique is Africa’s largest exporter of timber to China. Yet multiple published concerns over the sustainability and legality of that timber trade assert the rapid commercial depletion of future timber stocks, the marginalisation of local forest communities, and the loss of revenue to government estimated at US$146 million between 2007 and 2013 alone.

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    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    août 2017
    Asie

    Traditionally, in the context of environment and natural resources management, many communication efforts have focused on the dissemination of technical information to end-users who were expected to adopt them. Development practitioners were trying to ‘push’ their products on communities in order to receive community commitment to their development initiatives.

    Peer-reviewed publication
    juillet 2017
    Laos

    Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) has been experiencing significant forest depletion since the 1980s, but there is little evidence to demonstrate the major causes and underlying drivers for the forest cover changes. In this study, we investigated the relationship between forest cover decrease and increase in the south of Lao PDR between 2006 and 2012 and selected physical and socio-economic factors.

    Peer-reviewed publication
    juillet 2017

    Community-managed reserves (CMRs) comprise the fastest-growing category of protected areas throughout the tropics. CMRs represent a compromise between advocates of nature conservation and advocates of human development. We ask whether CMRs succeed in achieving the goals of either. A fixed reserve area can produce only a finite resource supply, whereas human populations exploiting them tend to expand rapidly while adopting high-impact technologies to satisfy rising aspirations. Intentions behind the establishment of CMRs may be admirable, but represent an ideal rarely achieved.