Forests and People

Forests and People

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As the editors note in their introduction, the attention to rights in forestry differs from 'rights-based approaches' in international development and other natural resource fields in three critical ways. First, redistribution is a central demand of activists in forestry but not in other fields. Many forest rights activists call for not only the redirection of forest benefits but also the redistribution of forest tenure to redress historical inequalities. Second, the rights agenda in forestry emerges from numerous grassroots initiatives, setting forest-related human rights apart from approaches that derive legitimacy from transnational human rights norms and are driven by international and national organizations. Third, forest rights activists attend to individual as well as peoples' collective rights whereas approaches in other fields tend to emphasize one or the other set of rights.... A. (2009) Comment letter sent to the US Forest Service entitled a€œRe: New United States Forest Service Final Rule (36 CFR Parts 223 ... in context: Gatherers and gathering in the Eastern United Statesa€, USDA Forest Service Northeastern Research Station, GTR-NE 306 ... special forest products and forest botanical productsa€ Forest Service (2007) Forest Service Manual Supplement, no 1560, Region 5, anbsp;...

Title:Forests and People
Author:Thomas Sikor, Johannes Stahl
Publisher:Routledge - 2011


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