nature reserves

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2009
Mongolia
Eastern Asia
Oceania

As market reforms to the Mongolian economy continue and the country enjoys rapid economic growth, the environment has entered a period of unprecedented pressure. Mining, infrastructure development and tourism development, in particular, are undergoing rapid expansion, and all pose risks to Mongolia's globally important biodiversity.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2010
Malaysia
Thailand
China
Indonesia
Vietnam
Cambodia
Russia
India
Kazakhstan
Eastern Asia
Oceania
Southern Asia
South-Eastern Asia

This report presents the results of extensive work of the smart green infrastructure task force commissioned by the World Bank under the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI). The report benefited from advice, ideas, and information about tigers and tiger-friendly infrastructure development from staff at the World Bank, and from several institutions that promote tiger and biodiversity conservation throughout the world.

Reports & Research
Training Resources & Tools
December 2011
Tanzania
Africa

Tanzania's land, local government and forest laws mean that rural communities have well defined rights to own, manage and benefit from forest and woodland resources within their local areas through the establishment of village forests. This approach, known by practitioners as Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) results in the legal establishment of village land forest reserves, community forest reserves or private forests. By 2008, 1,460 villages on mainland Tanzania1 were involved in establishing or managing village forests covering a total of over 2.345 million hectares.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2002
Malaysia

The project seeks to recommend protocols and procedures that the Forestry Department can apply, in all Peninsular Malaysian states and in Sabah, for the assessment of key VJR attributes (conservation, research and other functions, condition threats) in order to provide a priority system that can indicate the quality and level of management required for the various VJRs.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2001
Malaysia

Increasing world population and the depletion of natural resources due to imbalances in development necessitates a new approach to development and the use of natural resources. Controlled adaptive planning, design, and judicious management of these precious resources seem to be a more logical approach towards resource conservation and sustainable development. This requires careful consideration and understanding of all attributes of a proposed site in order to suggest the appropriate form of development that will be in harmony with existing natural forces acting on the site.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2007

The study analysed the influence of presence of protected area on the vulnerability and resilience of the surrounding region in different socio-economic and natural shocks and perturbations. For the study two areas were selected: area of Triglav national park (TNP), as area with highly diversified rural tourism and area of Kozjansko regional park (KRP) as area with low level of rural tourism diversification. The primary data collection was conducted with use of in-depth interviews among relevant stakeholders.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2013
Turkey

Nowadays, as a result of economic and social reasons, people decide to live in big cities and this situation causes great population growth. Depending on this growth, green fields which have multi functions that increasingly remains insufficent.

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20 July 2017
Portugal

A manhã de hoje foi de desolação nas aldeias afetadas pelo fogo que lavra desde domingo, em Alijó, no distrito de Vila Real, com a constatação comum a várias pessoas que vivem da agricultura: perderam tudo.

“Fiquei sem anda, perdi tudo: pinheiro, castanheiros”, desabafava Sónia Cardoso, junto à outros populares no cruzamento de Chã, que dá acesso a várias aldeias.

Sónia tem propriedades nas quatro frentes do fogo e nos quatro sítios, diz, ficou sem nada.