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April 2010: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR), with funding from the Norwegian Government, has published a study on forest law enforcement and governance, and forest practices in Guyana. The study was carried out within the framework of an agreement between Guyana and Norway to develop a mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD), and assesses the effectiveness and legitimacy of forest governance for achieving REDD.

Written by Jorge Trevin and Robert Nasi, the study reviews the Guyanese forest sector, legislation and policies, and assesses current management of forest concessions and protected areas, illegal logging, status of Amerindian land claims and tenure, and participation of forest-dependent people in the design and implementation of forest policies. The study concludes that basic governance requirements, such as the beginnings of public participation mechanisms,  have been developed in Guyana, but recommends strengthening forest monitoring, addressing land tenure claims, and maximizing the traditional uses of forest resources.

Jorge Trevin and Robert Nasi, PDF, 1,6 MB



Extpub | by Dr. Radut