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World Forests

Growing from Seed

An Introduction to Social Forestry

Authors: Lacuna-Richman, Celeste

  • Gives basic background information on social forestry’s development
  • Accessible approach to complex issues of forest sustainability
  • Presents examples of social forestry applications in different contexts
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Social Forestry and its most well-known variant, Community Forestry, have been practiced almost as long as people have used forests. During this time, forests have provided people with countless goods and services, including wood, medicine, food, clean water and recreation. In making use of forest resources, people throughout history have frequently organized themselves and established both formal and informal rules.

However, just as the discipline of Forestry had previously limited and concentrated the function of forests to the timber it provides, the popular understanding of Social Forestry has restricted it to a Forestry sub-topic that deals with welfare, without any connection to income-generation, and is practiced only in developing countries.

This volume introduces the concepts of Social Forestry to the student, gives examples of its practice around the world and attempts to anticipate developments in its future. It aims to widen the concept of Social Forestry from a sub-practice within Forestry to a practice that will make Forestry relevant in countries where wood production alone is no longer the main reason for keeping land forested, thereby rediscovering and redefining this important topic.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Basic Concepts of Social Forestry

    Lacuna-Richman, Celeste

    Pages 1-10

  • People and Forests: The Relationship Between Society and Natural Resources

    Lacuna-Richman, Celeste

    Pages 11-23

  • Communities in Tropical Forests: Examples of Cultures and Societies That Depend on the Forests for Their Livelihood and Sustenance

    Lacuna-Richman, Celeste

    Pages 25-35

  • Participation: The Methodology of Social Forestry

    Lacuna-Richman, Celeste

    Pages 37-49

  • Tailoring Forest Management to Fit Local Needs

    Lacuna-Richman, Celeste

    Pages 51-62

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2317-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2249-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3743-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Growing from Seed
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Social Forestry
Authors
Series Title
World Forests
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2317-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2317-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2249-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3743-3
Series ISSN
1566-0427
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 100
Topics