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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    Nilson Leitão é membro da Frente Parlamentar da Agropecuária desde 2011 e a preside desde dezembro de 2016
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    Deputado Nilson Leitão diz ser mentira que haja invasão em reservas ambientais no Brasil, acredita falar em nome dos índios e apoia os nativos que querem explorar minério e plantar soja em terras indígenas.

     

    Nilson Leitão é membro da Frente Parlamentar da Agropecuária desde 2011 e a preside desde dezembro de 2016

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    18 Agosto 2017
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    Autor:Lilian Campelo, Jornal Sul21

    Fonte:https://www.sul21.com.br/jornal/adiamento-da-acao-que-questiona-terras-q...

     

    O Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) suspendeu o julgamento da Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade (ADI), de número 3239, que estava marcado para esta quarta-feira (16) e que questiona o decreto que regulamenta as terras quilombolas. A ação foi aberta pelo partido DEM (Democratas).

    Em quase toda a província muitas árvores são derrubadas de forma anárquica  Fotografia: António Soares | Edições Novembro
    4 Agosto 2017
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    Autor:Lourenço Bule | Menongue, Jornal de Angola

    Fonte:http://jornaldeangola.sapo.ao/provincias/exploradores_ilegais_tem_os_dia...

     

    O Governo da Província do Cuando Cubango vai tomar medidas severas contra os cidadãos nacionais e estrangeiros que estão a exercer a actividade de exploração ilegal de madeira, situação que está a provocar uma desertificação crescente na região.

     

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    Agosto 2017

    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.

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    Palm oil is one of the most controversial yet ubiquitous agricultural commodities in the world, used in everyday products ranging from cooking oil and chocolate to toothpaste and soap. Over the past few decades, the palm oil industry has contributed significantly to the economic development of Indonesia and Malaysia, which together produce an estimated 85 to 90 per cent of global supply.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out the international community’s commitment to rid the world of poverty and hunger and achieve sustainable development in its three dimensions – economic, social and environmental.

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    Julho 2017

    2016 saw a record 200 killings of people defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries.

    It has never been deadlier to take a stand against companies that steal land and destroy the environment. Our new report Defenders of the Earth found that nearly four people were murdered every week in 2016 protecting their land and the natural world from industries like mining, logging and agribusiness.