Documents of category Environment

The Impact of Tropical  Deforestation on River Chemical Polution  

The Impact of Tropical Deforestation on River Chemical Polution

The objective of this study was to provide a quantitative description of the impact of converting tropical forests into pastures for cattle grazing in terms of the sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations at the outlet of a river basin located in North West Costa Rica.

Published by: Global Network for Environmental Science and Technology (GNEST) -
Uploaded on: Feb 2008
File size: 227 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Environment
Category: Environment

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Landcare on the Poverty Protection Interface in an Asian Watershed  

Landcare on the Poverty-Protection Interface in an Asian Watershed

Serious methodological and policy hurdles constrain effective natural resource management that alleviates poverty while protecting environmental services in tropical watersheds.


Uploaded on: Feb 2008
File size: 280 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Natural Resources Management
Category: Environment

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Study on Land Markets in Urban and Rural Areas of Lao PDR  

Study on Land Markets in Urban and Rural Areas of Lao PDR

This study has been conducted by a team of national consultants supported by two international consultants and is based on fieldwork in 4 provinces (Champassak, Luang Prabang, Oudomxai and Sekong) and in Vientiane Municipality.


Uploaded on: Jan 2008
File size: 1 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Land Use Planning , Law And Regulations , Marketing , Natural Resources Management
Category: Environment

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Assessment and Monitoring of Land Use / Land Cover Change in Continental Southeast Asia  

Assessment and Monitoring of Land Use / Land Cover Change in Continental Southeast Asia

land use/ land cover change particularly that of tropical deforestation and forest degradation have been occuring at an unprecedented rate and scale in Southeast Asia.The rapid rate of economic development, demographics and poverty are believed to be the underlying forces responsible for the change.


Uploaded on: Jan 2008
File size: 156 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Natural Resources Management
Category: Environment

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The Underlying Causes of Forest Decline,  Occational Paper No  

The Underlying Causes of Forest Decline, Occational Paper No. 30

Loggers, miners and rural communities all exploit forests in unsustainable ways in search of profits and means of subsistence.These are the primary actors in forest decline and their immediate motivations are the direct causes of deforestation and degradation.


Uploaded on: Jan 2008
File size: 363 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Forestry
Category: Environment

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The Impact of Sectoral Development on Natural Forest Conservation and Degradation: The Case of Timber and Tree Crop Plantation in Indonesia  

The Impact of Sectoral Development on Natural Forest Conservation and Degradation: The Case of Timber and Tree Crop Plantation in Indonesia

This paper examines the conversion of Indonesia?s natural forests to timber and tree crop plantations, notably oil palm.


Uploaded on: Jan 2008
File size: 158 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Natural Resources Management
Category: Environment

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Impacts of Forest related Policies on Local People in the Phou Xang He Protected Area, Savannakhet Province, Laos  

Impacts of Forest-related Policies on Local People in the Phou Xang He Protected Area, Savannakhet Province, Laos

This report is one of the results of research conducted jointly by the Faculty of Forestry, the National University of Laos and the Forest Conservation Project, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (Japan) between September 2001 and March 2004.

Published by: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies -
Uploaded on: Nov 2007
File size: 1 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Biodiversity/Protected Areas , Natural Resources Management
Category: Environment

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Designing Forestation Models for Rural AsiaAvoiding Land Conflict as a Key to Success  

Designing Forestation Models for Rural AsiaAvoiding Land Conflict as a Key to Success

Partly due to the worldwide upsurge in industrial demand for timber, the number of planted forests has increased ten-fold in the last 20 years.

Published by: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies -
Uploaded on: Nov 2007
File size: 394 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Forest Management System , Forestry , Land Tenure/Allocation
Category: Environment

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Coping with Water Scarcity.  

Coping with Water Scarcity.

The theme highlights the significance of cooperation and the importance of an integrated approach to water resource management at both international and local levels.Equity and rights, cultural and ethical issues are essential and must be addressed when dealing with limited water resources.

Published by: UN-Water Thematic Initiative -
Uploaded on: Nov 2007
File size: 475 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Environment
Category: Environment

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