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People and Forests: The Relationship Between Society and Natural Resources

  • Celeste Lacuna-Richman
Chapter
Part of the World Forests book series (WFSE, volume 11)

Abstract

Society depends on natural resources, and forests provide many of society’s needs. These needs are sometimes mitigated by the market. Still, there are people who are more directly dependent on forest resources. Since it is necessary to understand how people use forests to manage forests better, some questions have been formulated by social forestry proponents to serve as quick guides. Among these are questions about: the tree species used; the forest products extracted; the people who use the forests; the use and management practices of the forests; tree and land tenure arrangement; and the long- and short-term strategies of the community for forest use. A section on definition of terms is included.

Keywords

Transaction Cost Forest Owner Land Tenure Community Forestry Social Forestry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Science and Forestry School of Forest SciencesUniversity of Eastern Finland (UEF)JoensuuFinland

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