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Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) in Bangladesh

Authors: Nath, Tapan Kumar, Jashimuddin, Mohammed, Inoue, Makoto

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  • An evidence-based work that evaluates various CBFM practices on the basis of extensive field data sets
  • Critically analyzes current CBFM practices and outlines important policy implications
  • Includes detailed research methods researchers can adopt in similar studies 
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About this book

The book is immensely beneficial to the readers to have a clear understanding of various CBFM practices prevailing in Bangladesh.Providing a comprehensive and critical analysis of success stories concerning several CBFM practices in different forest areas of Bangladesh, together with their respective strengths and weaknesses, it identifies sharing authority to take decision by the community as one of the main weaknesses. The other main weakness is the lack of beat level authority to coordinate with community for making the process vibrant. The book determines that it is the community patrol group which is most effective under the co-management system, yet the general body and executive committee of the co-management system are composed of different stakeholders, each of which is subject to their own work pressures, and are not as effective as claimed. There is a need to empower communities living in and around forests, and to create ownership of the forests so that they can feel that the forests around them are by the community and for the community.

About the authors

Tapan Kumar Nath is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. His work focuses on collaborative natural resources management, livelihood analysis, project monitoring, and evaluation. His on-going research focuses on the environmental ethics of peat swamp forests, community-managed urban forests and participatory agroforestry. He has led several national and international research projects, and has authored, co-authored and edited numerous publications including “Monoculture Farming: Global Practices, Ecological Impact and Benefits/Drawbacks” (2016).    Mohammed Jashimuddin is a Professor of Forestry and Environmental Sciences at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. His research interests include land use and policy analysis, tropical forest management, people-oriented forestry, co-management, ecotourism, monitoring and evaluation of forestry development projects based on realities in the field, land use, and forest and environment policy science. He has led national and international research projects, and provided consultancy services for development projects. He has authored a book on “Drivers of land use change and policy Analysis in Bangladesh: Theory and Policy Recommendations” (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011) and co-authored a book chapter on “Do the Changes of Policy Ensure Good Forest Governance? Case of Community Forestry in Bangladesh” in “Multi-level Forest Governance in Asia: Concepts, Challenges and the Way Forward” (SAGE Publications, 2015). Makoto Inoue is Professor of Forest Environmental Studies at the University of Tokyo, Japan. His specialty is common-pool resource governance to reflect realities in the field and combining sociology, and anthropology as well as forest policy science perspectives.  He has led international research projects and edited books such as “People and Forest: Policy and Local Reality in Southeast Asia, the Russian Far East, and Japan” (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003), “Collaborative Governance of Forests: Towards Sustainable Forest Resource Utilization” (University of Tokyo Press, 2015), and “Multi-level Forest Governance in Asia: Concepts, Challenges and the Way Forward” (SAGE Publications, 2015).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction, Aims, and Outline

    Pages 1-15

    Nath, Tapan Kumar (et al.)

  • The CBFM in Bangladesh: A Historical Background

    Pages 17-28

    Nath, Tapan Kumar (et al.)

  • Betagi–Pomra Community Forestry (CF): 35 Years of Pioneer CBFM in Bangladesh

    Pages 29-48

    Nath, Tapan Kumar (et al.)

  • Co-management of Protected Areas (PA): A Paradigm Shift in PA Management

    Pages 49-99

    Nath, Tapan Kumar (et al.)

  • The Village Common Forest (VCF): Community-Driven Forest Conservation in Chittagong Hill Tracts

    Pages 101-123

    Nath, Tapan Kumar (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42387-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42386-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-82567-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) in Bangladesh
Authors
Series Title
World Forests
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42387-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42387-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42386-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82567-0
Series ISSN
0785-8388
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 176
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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