Participatory mapping project in Congo nominated for Buckminster Fuller prize
A project that uses participatory mapping as a means of protecting forests in the Congo has been nominated for Buckminster Fuller prize.
Sources:South Africa Node, May 2011, pg. 10
Woman fights back with civil disobedience against logging, new policies needed
This case of civil disobedience demonstrates the desperation of many women confronted with the possibility of losing access to their forest resources:
Sources:Center for Democracy and Development, July 2010 pg. 3-4:
The Double Damage: Gender and Deforestation in West Africa
http://www.unilorin.edu.ng/publications/ogunlade/pakistan%20journal.pdf http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN06339904 Http://laazotenegra.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/top-3-myths-about-women-climate-change-its-a-great
Forest management in Vietnam
Environmental conservationists have long been struggling with how to balance the needs of local communities to make a living and the need to preserve natural environments. Increasingly we are seeing policies and projects designed to compensate poor communities for the up keep of their environmentally important area. Vietnam has been seeing success in a relatively new policy to pay poor families to maintain forest space.
Sources:Strategic Foresight Group, April 2010, pg. 16
Elites liquidate forest resources at expense of local communities in West Africa
Deforestation in West Africa is happening at an alarming rate, and without the consent of local communities. Okon Akiba writes:
Sources:Center for Democracy and Development, July 2010 pg. 2: