At last a really useful book telling us how all the rhetoric about ecosystem approaches and sustainable forest management is being translated into practical solutions on the ground CLAUDE MARTIN, WWF INTERNATIONAL
For too long, foresters have seen forests as logs waiting...
At last a really useful book telling us how all the rhetoric about ecosystem approaches and sustainable forest management is being translated into practical
solutions on the ground
CLAUDE MARTIN, WWF INTERNATIONAL
For too long, foresters have seen forests as logs waiting to be turned into something useful. This book demonstrates that forests in fact have multiple values, and managing them as ecosystems will bring more benefits to a greater cross-section of the public
JEFFREY A. MCNEELY, CHIEF SCIENTIST, IUCN
This book demonstrates that [ecosystem approaches and sustainable forest management] are neither alternative methods of forest management nor are they simply complicated ways of saying the same thing. They are both emerging concepts for more integrated and holistic ways of managing forests within larger landscapes in ways that optimize benefits to all stakeholders
ACHIM STEINER AND IAN JOHNSON, FROM THE FOREWORD
Recent innovations in Sustainable Forest Management and Ecosystem Approaches are resulting in forests increasingly being managed as part of the broader social-ecological systems in which they exist. Forests in Landscapes reviews changes that have occurred in forest management in recent decades. Case studies from Europe, Canada, the United States, Russia, Australia, the Congo and Central America provide a wealth of international examples of innovative practices. Cross-cutting chapters examine the political ecology and economics of forest management, and review the information needs and the use and misuse of criteria and indicators to achieve broad societal goals for forests.
A concluding chapter draws out the key lessons of changes in forest management in recent decades and sets out some thoughts for the future.
This book is a must-read for practitioners, researchers and policy makers concerned with forests and land use. It contains lessons for all those concerned with forests as sources of people's livelihoods and as part of rural landscapes.
Jeffrey A. Sayer is Senior Associate of WWF International's Forests for Life Programme, was Founding Director General of CIFOR (1993 - 2001) and is editor of The Earthscan Reader in Forestry and Development and The Earthscan Forestry Library. Stewart Maginnis has worked in forestry in both Europe and the developing world and now heads the Forest Conservation Programme of the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
Foreword Achim Steiner Ian Johnson vii
Preface Jeffrey A. Sayer Stewart Maginnis xi
Acronyms and Abbreviations xiii
New Challenges for Forest Management Jeffrey A. Sayer Stewart Maginnis 1
Economics Issues in Ecosystem Approaches to Forest Management Roger Sedjo Josh Bishop Jeffrey A. Sayer 17
Information Needs for Ecosystem Forestry Robert C. Szaro Per Angelstam Douglas Sheil 31
Global Standards and Locally Adapted Forestry: The Problems of Biodiversity Indicators Bryan Finegan 47
Changing Forest Values in Europe Per Angelstam Elena Kapylova Horst Korn Marius Lazdinis Jeffrey A. Sayer Victor Teplyakov Johan Tornblom 59
Empowering the Forest-Dependent Poor in India Sushil Saigal Kinsuk Mitra Pankaj Lal 75
Balancing Conflicting Values: Ecosystem Solutions in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada Richard W. Haynes Robert C. Szaro Dennis P. Dykstra 101
Wildlife, Loggers andLivelihoods in the Congo Basin Jeffrey A. Sayer Cleto Ndikumagenge Bruce Campbell Leonard Usongo 115
Poor Farmers and Fragmented Forests in Central America Jose Joaquin Campos Arce Roger Villalobos Bastiaan Louman 129
Australian Forestry: "Beyond One Tenure-One Use" Ian Ferguson 147
The Political Ecology of the Ecosystem Approach for Forests Tim Forsyth 165
Forests in Landscapes: Expanding Horizons for Ecosystem Forestry Jeffrey A. Sayer Stewart Maginnis 177
CBD Principles of the Ecosystem Approach 229
FSC Principles and Criteria 232
Improved Pan-European Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management as adopted by the MCPFE Expert Level Meeting 7-8 October 2002, Vienna, Austria 243
List of Contributors 248