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Author Utting, Peter.

Title Trees, people, and power : social dimensions of deforestation and forest protection in Central America / Peter Utting
Published London : Earthscan Publications, 1993


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 W'PONDS  333.75137 Utt/Tpa  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 206 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Series Earthscan original
Earthscan original.
Contents PART I: DEFORESTATION AND UNSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT -- 1. Central America: ecological and socio-economic characteristics [Deforestation and environmental degradation] -- 2. Causes of deforestation: the processes and players involved [Deforestation and agro-export development -- Agrarian frontier colonization -- The cattle boom -- Logging -- The expansion of export crops -- Infrastructural development -- Fuelwood and urbanization] -- 3. Structural and policy determinants of deforestation [Agrarian structure and land tenure -- Government policy and legislation -- Deforestation in the 1980s and 1990s: war, agrarian reform, recession, and adjustment] -- PART II: THE BREAKDOWN OF TRADITIONAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS -- Overview -- 4. Deforestation and Indian populations [Central America's Indian population -- State policy and Indian rights -- Encroachment in tropical rainforest areas -- Indians, graziers and colonization in Costa Rica -- Indians and logging companies in Nicaragua] -- 5. Deforestation and livelihood in Guatemala's western highlands [The land tenure system and the demise of communal protection mechanisms -- The crisis of petty commodity production and subsistence provisioning] -- 6. Deforestation and shifting peasant agriculture [Deforestation and land colonization in Panama -- Migratory agriculture in Nicaragua] -- PART III: FOREST PROTECTION AND TREE PLANTING INITIATIVES -- Overview -- 7. The conservationist approach: national parks and reserves [Protected area schemes] -- 8. Protected area schemes and social conflict in Costa Rica [Two case studies: the Carara biological reserve and the Osa Peninsula] -- 9. The project approach: reforestation, sustainable logging, agroforestry, and social forestry schemes [Reforestation -- Sustainable forest management -- Agroforestry and social forestry schemes] -- 10. Programme and project implementation: concrete experiences from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras [Community nurseries programme in El Salvador -- Reforestation and agroforestry projects in Totonicapan, Guatemala -- The Honduran social forestry system] -- 11. Alternative approaches: revolutionary change and grassroots mobilization [Radical structural change: agrarian reform and human resettlement in Rio San Juan, Nicaragua -- Grassroots mobilization -- Deforestation and forest protection in Huehuetenango, Guatemala] -- 12. Social and political dimensions of forest protection [Social and political economy concerns -- External interventions -- Social forces and local level structures -- Grassroots organization and mobilization] -- Annex 1: Case studies, theme papers, and researchers
Analysis Central America
Forests Exploitation
Central America
Forests Exploitation
Notes "An Earthscan original"--P. [4] of cover
Published in association with The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-192) and index
Subject Deforestation -- Control -- Central America.
Deforestation -- Economic aspects -- Central America.
Deforestation -- Environmental aspects -- Central America.
Deforestation -- Social aspects -- Central America.
Deforestation -- Central America.
Forest conservation -- Central America.
Forest protection -- Central America.
Forests and forestry -- Social aspects -- Central America.
Rain forest conservation -- Central America.
Author United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.
LC no. 94130002
ISBN 185383162X (paperback)